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I can’t remember the last time I had an update! Shame on me!

Things have been crazy and hectic. I’m prepping my oldest to start high school (How do I have a high schooler already!) and another to start middle school. We swapped swim teams, and we’re trying to keep up with a myriad of other after school activities along with my own swim schedule. It’s insane some weeks!

Today, we managed to get out in the garden and clean out my planters and pots. A quick trip (and more money than I planned to spend) filled them with flowers, so hopefully, once things fill out a bit, everything will be overflowing with colour. At least I had a brilliant sunny day for it!



I’m also busy prepping for Jane Austen Regency Week. If you’re going on Regency Day, please stop by the Austen Variations table, which will be me this year, for a bag of goodies and to enter a drawing. I’m still hoping to add one or two more little items to the prize, so I don’t have a picture yet of that. I will say that I would love to have the basket. We have contributions from Abigail Reynolds, Maria Grace, and a few Jane Austen goodies I’ve thrown in, as well as two of Jane Odiwe’s amazing note cards. Trust me, you’ll love it!

One or two people out there might be asking “What about your next book?” ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย Well, I have it written. My plot beta/cold reader has been through it and now the second beta is almost to the half-way point. She is patiently awaiting the next chapters since the holiday has put me a bit behind. I do plan on posting it at AHA and D&L once the betaing is near completion.

I’ve also been talking to an editor to work on this one with me. I sent the first three chapters to her last night, and we’ll see if my fingernails survive the biting until I get them back. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, my brain is going round and round trying to figure out a title (always the worst part!) and a cover. I’m having a dreadful time finding an old portrait I like or a stock photo for that matter. Once the kids are all back in school, I’ll have a bit more time to get that all going ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope everyone had a great spring, and you have a great summer as well. I’ll update as soon as I have a cover or a title, or news of a release date.

Oh! And because of Jane Austen Regency Week and my crazy, hectic schedule this month, Ask the Author is taking a break this month. I hope everyone will come back in July, though I don’t have a guest yet.


12 thoughts on “June Update!

  1. Cass says:

    The garden is going to look beautiful! Have a fabulous time at Jane Austen Regency Week!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I wish you were coming earlier! We’ll definitely have to figure out another time for it!


  2. Jennifer Redlrczyk says:

    Great update. Waiting for your new story. Jen


    1. I’m getting there! I hope to have something posted soon! Thanks, Jen!


  3. Lovely update, Leslie ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re so brave to do battle with the garden! I tried and tried to establish some perennials that would come back with minimal work but all I managed to do is fill the garden with ox-eye daisies. Turns out they’re as quick to spread as ground elder. Wouldn’t cross their mind to see ground elder at B&Q though ๐Ÿ˜€

    Looking forward to seeing you in Alton at the ball! Last year it was great fun & hope it’s going to be the same again. Best of luck with the new book and see you soon!

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    1. I love ox-eye daisies! If I could, I’d rip all of the grass out of the little patch we have in the front and fill that place with ox-eye daisies and Flanders Poppies ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s a small patch down the road and I love it! Thanks, Joana! See you in a few weeks!


  4. suzanlauder says:

    Perhaps have a title contest? Those goodie bags look great! Have a fun time at Regency Week.


    1. Some titles are harder than others. Hopefully, one will strike me soon. Someone’s been sending me plenty of inspiration ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. Gail W says:

    I wish I could be at Regency Week with you! Can’t wait to read your next book – I hear it’s awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hah! I hope your source still feels that way when she’s finished it! Thanks, Gail!


  6. Carole in Canada says:

    Don’t forget to breathe! Can’t wait to hear more about your new book! Have fun at Regency Week…wish I could be there too!


    1. Breathe? What’s that? Thanks, Carole!


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