If you’ve followed this sporadic blog at all, you probably know that back in April Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten, Stolen and Dime Store Magic, had my novel Shara as a selection in her online book club. That was great and I made some wonderful friends through that. But now Kelley has topped that bit of kindness.
On Tuesday evening I finished editing a revised and expanded version of Call to the Hunt and, on a whim, sent Kelley an e-mail asking if she’d be willing to write an introduction for the book. I honestly expected a polite refusal. Instead, to my great delight, Kelley wrote back yesterday and said she’d do it.
If you haven’t read any of Kelley’s books, you should. So far, I’ve only read Bitten, her first, but it was, by far, the best book I’ve read this year. Hmm. That may offend somebody. Oh well, it’s still true. Kelley’s characters were more real than most and, when the book was closed for the last time, I really felt like I was losing touch with old friends. Fortunately, they’re waiting for me in Stolen and we’ll have a nice reunion someday, when I have some time. If you want a sample, Kelley offers some free stuff at her site; I think she still has at least one entire novella you can download for free.
The only other news I have is that I redesigned my Web site yet again. I’ll continue working on it as I learn more about using Front Page.