It’s a cloudy, dreary day out, weather wise, but I have a sunny smile! I just finished checking off my “Winter Prep – Fall Chores” list. This computer saved list helps me keep track of all the things I need to get done before the snow flies … and snow will be here soon.
Being single, if I don’t do something, it doesn’t get done, so this print out is critical to me. It shows everything from restocking the pantry to changing the furnace filters; from filling the woodshed to filling the metal trash can with bird seed; from turning the cistern to turning the birdbath.
I love lists. They keep me focused, and it’s so easy to forget something when I want to be outside enjoying the fall and all the beautiful colors. I try to do that too, because it’s just as important to live your life as it is to do anything else.
Now, MY list will be different than yours. I need to shut off the outside water faucet and drain that pipe, or it will freeze and burst, and the bird bath is the same: if I don’t turn it over, it will fill from rain or snow, freeze, and break the concrete bowl. This is because here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it gets cold, really cold, and that can happen over night. Sometimes there is no warning when the temperatures drop and I have to be ready, I have to be PREpared. If you live in the south, you won’t have these issues, but you will have some I don’t.
So, make a list of all that you do or need to do, to be ready for the change of season, keep it saved to your computer, and update when you need to. It will help keep you moving forward.
And remember, no matter who your candidate is, get out and VOTE!
I did an interview with Time, Inc. about my new cookbook. I’m very pleased with how it was presented.
for this weekend only, get The Reef Roamer for only 99¢ starting July 22, 2016
I wrote the Reef Roamer back in 1992, as personal therapy. After the Journal became such a hit, I decided to re-write and update my very first full length novel. It is now available for pre-order and will be release on July 19,
here is a link to the interview I did a few weeks ago.. includes a give away on my cookbook.
It’s been a whirlwind of writing and publishing!
Since January, I’ve released The Journal: Fault Line (book #5); The Journal Trilogy (#1,2,3), A Prepper’s Cookbook: 20 years of cooking in the woods. Next month, July 19, something a little different comes out: a romance novel, The Reef Roamer, and in September, EMPulse comes out in ebook (the print comes out next May into bookstores!).
And on top of all that, I’m half way through writing The Journal: Martial Law (book #6), no release on that yet, but hopefully by Christmas.
I’ve set up a new website just for my books: deborahdmoore.com, come take a look.
It’s been a wild ride… thanks for joining me on this excursion!
The Journal Trilogy, Cracked Earth, Ash Fall and Crimson Skies, is now available … to bookstores! (and online). There are some Barnes & Noble that will have it on the shelf, where as it’s available in a book catalogue to ALL bookstores. So, you can go to your favorite store and they can order it for you.
So, being one who really wants to see my Trilogy actually IN a bookstore, not just available to them, I stopped at the larger of the two bookstores in the nearby city (yes, only two bookstores. The largest city in the UP has a population of only 25k). Anyway, I took a copy of the trilogy as a show & tell, asked the owner about a local authors section, yes it takes place in the UP, yes I live here. He checked HIS supplier (not associated with B&N) and found out there were two copies in their warehouse and ordered them both for his store!
Then I asked him about a book signing. We’re going to do one when the weather breaks in another month or so, and do one when people are milling about again.
I will post again when the signing is scheduled. IF you are local to the UP or WI, please stop by!
Meanwhile, book #5, The Journal: Fault Line, is still scheduled for release on April 19, and is available for pre-order.
For those who have followed my stories, I’m happy to make a couple of announcements.
First, Book #5, The Journal: Ground Zero, is complete. Release date is still scheduled for mid-April
Next, The Journal Trilogy (books #1, #2, #3, combined into one book) will be released in February AND will be available in bookstores!
Last, but not least, A Preppers Cookbook: 20 Years of Cooking in the Woods, is due out in June and will also be available in bookstores.
This has been a wonderful adventure for me. Thanks for joining me.
Deborah in the UP of MI