Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Saying Goodbye & Saying Hello...

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Did you all have a nice Easter? We did. Holy Saturday we got to see one of my sisters and her family. That was a lot of fun. We also went over to a friends' house to visit. On Easter we went to Mass, and my father-in-law came over in the afternoon. So not bad.

I did find out a piece of sad news. Mother Angelica (the nun who started EWTN--Eternal Word Television Network--a Catholic TV station) passed on Easter Sunday. Mother Angelica was humble, straight forward, and humorous. She will be missed. Rest in peace, Mother Angelica!

Now, for a piece of fun news...

Author Katie McGarry has a brand-new release out today! I've received Walk The Edge and I'm interested to see what Razor's story is like. This is the 2nd in her Thunder Road series, the first one was Nowhere But Here.

It's been a lot of fun for me to watch Katie's career grow and
flourish. I met Katie before Pushing The Limits was published. She had entered the first few pages of the novel in my chapter's annual contest (the Northwest Houston RWA's Lone Star Contest. You can find out more by clicking here--the 2016 Lone Star Contest isn't open to entries, yet).

I was the YA Category Chair at the time. I had the pleasure of calling her to let her know she was the first place finalist for the category (she ended up winning first place in the contest). She informed me she had just signed a contract with her agent and told me how exciting that was--how her agent called her and how much she liked this agent. Later, she landed the contract for the novel to be published.

I have followed her career, and read everything she's published ever since.

In September of 2014, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Katie face-to-face. She's humble, sweet, and very personable. I'm honored to count her friend, and to be a fan of her work.

Congratulations, Katie, and best wishes on future releases and your career!

What is everybody reading these days?

Have A Thrillingly Terrific Tuesday!

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