My dear friends and readers, I'm working up a powerful sweat building up The Nest in preparation for...winter? It's on its way for some of us, due to arrive about the same time (November 28) RIDE A PAINTED PONY becomes available to everyone. I'm working on the sequel right now, but I'm dying for Mira Books to open the gates and set my PONY free!
Here's what's happening at The Nest right now, this very day: --a galloping 60 second Flash video "book trailer" offers a fun little taste of the story setup. --the first in a series of monthly contests puts you in the running for a gift certificate that you might want to use to... --preorder RIDE A PAINTED PONY using one of the three booksellers we've linked to so far (Check out the discounts!) --new pdf downloads for my complete book list, bio, Reader's Group guide and the publisher's Press Release for RIDE A PAINTED PONY.
And there's lots more. Starting September 6 go to www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com (or take the Blog link from The Nest) and check out the interview I did with Anne Frasier, author of PALE IMMORTAL, the book I'm featuring this month on my new "Suggested Reads" page. There's also the usual page of news for September.
The big deal is that I'm running away this month. Not for good, of course, but I need to take a week for myself and JUST WRITE. I'm going to hole up in Indian Country where RIDE A PAINTED PONY and its sequel are set--just me, my laptop, and paper and pen for good measure. This will be the first time I've done this kind of thing for the sake of the writing, but it's something that several of my writer buddies recommend. I'll let you know how it goes. Peruse the photos scattered throughout The Nest and think of me. That's where I'll be, writing my brains out.