Winter is coming

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!

fan input

I’m 2/3 done with writing The Journal: Martial Law. This is book #6 and the final one of this series.
Here’s your chance for some input:
I’m asking my fans, readers and family, what would you like to see finalized? What unanswered questions do you have, and what loose ends would you like to see tied up?
Writing certainly isn’t an over-night thing, so we have time. I wasn’t even going to start this until October, however, my summer job was slow getting started so I took advantage of the extra time and got a head-start; now I hope to finish in October 🙂
The Journal has been an incredible journey for me, and although this might be the end of this series (these people need a break!!) it certainly isn’t the end of my writing. EMPulse is being released in ebook on Sept. 13 (print in April 2017), and that just may be the beginning of my next series. That will be up to my publisher.

The Reef Roamer on sale

for this weekend only, get The Reef Roamer for only 99¢ starting July 22, 2016

The Reef Roamer (The Roamer Series Book 1) by [Moore, Deborah D.]

The Reef Roamer

well, it’s here.  Today is the release day of my latest book, The Reef Roamer!

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please let me know what you think of my first attempt at romance writing.

The Reef Roamer

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,