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June 2008

Dear Readers,

I've finally found the perfect man. He's very handsome -- tall and slim, with huge brown eyes. He's quiet, well-behaved, and does pretty much everything I tell him to. He's Scotty the greyhound, and I adore him!

Scottie lying downIsn't he something?

Scotty is four years old. His track career ended when he shattered a hind leg in a race. The wonderful people at www.foreverhomegreyhounds.com took him in, fostered him, and then let us adopt him about two months ago. 

I can't praise the adoption volunteers highly enough. These good souls take the dogs in fresh off the track, get them used to house life, then chauffeur them tirelessly to many adoption events in the hopes of finding them all good homes.

Scotty was called a "Velcro love sponge," on the adoption website and the description fits him perfectly. He's sweet, affectionate, and goofy. Like many of his breed, he loves to lean against his people, bow, sleep on his back with all four feet in the air, and smile.  

He's the perfect writer's companion. He's quiet and calm, and happy to snooze away for hours while I'm working. And oh, yes, speaking of writing, which is what I'm supposed to be doing here, Hyperion, my wonderful publisher, has let me know that the trade paperback edition of The Winter Rose will be published in January 2009. I'm very excited and hope the paperback will introduce more readers to the rambustious Finnegan family. Scottie smiling

Work is proceeding on The Wild Rose, the final book of the Rose trilogy. The Wild Rose will continue the Finnegan saga, taking the family through World War One and into the 1920s. No pub date yet, but I'll keep you posted as the book progresses.

I'm also working on a new young adult novel, due to be published in 2010.

These are busy, busy days for me, and I wanted to say how much I appreciate all of your emails. There are days when the writing is not going well and the whole process is super- frustrating and I'm wondering what ever made me think I could write in the first place, and then a lovely email arrives and turns the day around for me. What a gift. Thank you very, very much.

Wishing you all a lovely end to your summer, and all that goes with it -- fat red tomatoes, juicy peaches, and more zucchini than you know what to do with.

Happy reading!