The Mysteristas graciously allowed me to visit when I was a debut author and they’re still as gracious now as I release my fourth book, So About the Money. One of the many things I like about the blog is the monthly theme. I’ve especially enjoyed reading this month’s posts—so many different perspectives on gatherings!
As the holiday season rolls into high gear, rather than gathering with my family or writing buddies, this week I’m gathering with my day job peers. I’m stuck in an Orlando conference center, spying an occasional palm tree through the window, and trying not to find the Christmas carols, oversized gingerbread houses and 80 degree weather too weird.
Between the day job, building a house, dealing with the flood, keeping an eye on my new release–and oh yes! the holidays—writing time has evaporated. Instead of becoming frustrated, I’ve decided to consider it a chance to gather my thoughts. To allow the plot points to simmer. To let the characters nag at me to tell their story.
Strange as it may seem, I’m looking forward to the six hour flight back to Washington state when this conference ends. Six hours without email or a ringing phone. Sounds like writing heaven to me.
What about you, my writing friends? Are you finding time to write? (Do share how you manage that!)
My reading friends? Is curling up with a book a respite or a vision as fleeting as a sugar plum fairy?
An award-winning author, Cathy Perkins works in the financial industry, where she’s observed the hide-in-plain-sight skills employed by her villains. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries but enjoys exploring the relationship aspect of her characters’ lives. A member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America (Kiss of Death chapter) and International Thriller Writers, she is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, and handles the blog and social media for the ITW Debut Authors.
When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carolina, the setting for CYPHER, HONOR CODE and THE PROFESSOR, she now lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd.
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Cathy-Perkins/e/B006K0IKUQ
So About the Money
When Holly Price trips over a friend’s dead body, her life takes a nosedive into a world of intrigue and danger. With an infinitely sexy cop—Holly’s pissed-off, jilted ex-fiancé—threatening to arrest her for the murder, the intrepid accountant must protect her future, her business…and her heart…by using her investigative skills to follow the money, before the killer decides CPA stands for Certified Pain in the Ass…and the next dead body is Holly’s.