Busy morning

Just a quick note this morning. I’m putting the finishing touches on Light Magic and verifying conversion files this morning. That includes the print files. More on that when it’s done.

In the meantime, I’ve got a couple of blogs up elsewhere this morning. Over at Victory Girls, I discuss that sad excuse for a teacher, Gregory Salcido, who refused to step down from his city council seat last night. You see, he’s a pacifist with a capital “P” and while he didn’t mean to hurt anyone when he spewed his anti-military comments in class, he wasn’t going to apologize for them either. Instead, he gave that age-old “it was taken out of context” excuse. Of course, it’s hard to make that argument fly when we have a five-frigging-minute video of his ravings.

I’m also filling in for Sarah A. Hoyt this morning at Mad Genius Club. Barnes & Noble is once again in the news and not in a good way. I swear the corporate big wigs in charge of the bookseller don’t understand that their job is to keep the doors open. Their latest attempt to cut costs comes with a very high cost — they are laying off lead cashiers and digital leads. In other words, full-time employees who actually have a vested interest in the company. Now we’re going to get more part-time employees who don’t know the stock and who have little to no loyalty to the company. Yeah, that’s going to help keep the company open.

Not.

If you haven’t pre-ordered Light Magic, you can still do so. Release date is February 27th.

When Meg Sheridan arrived in Mossy Creek, Texas, she had one goal in mind: to fulfill her mother’s dying wish. Now, less than a month after burying her mother, all Meg knows about the town is that it has always been a haven for the Others, even before they made their existence known to the world. As an Other herself, that should reassure Meg. Instead, it raises more questions than it answers. More than that, she has one very large problem. She doesn’t know why her mother wanted her to come to Mossy Creek. Worse, she soon learns not everyone is willing to welcome her with open arms.

Faced with the daunting task of discovering not only why her mother sent her to Mossy Creek but also with uncovering why her mother fled there years before, Meg is determined to find the truth. Along the way, she discovers something else. Even in death, her mother is looking out for her – if Meg will let her.

And if she will accept the friendship and love of those who knew her mother all those years ago.

But danger awaits her as well. Secrets decades old and resentments going back generations seethe just below the surface. Do those secrets have anything to do with why Meg’s mother wanted her to come to town? Will discovering them help her understand why her mother fled Mossy Creek so long ago?

Or will they lead to something much more sinister. . . and deadly?

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