Just checking in…


The deep dive I planned for January proved not as deep as planned, due to life-type chores  and some  other things that required a bit more attention than I had expected…

Result: Doin’ it again for February.  So far, just a couple of appointments, and a couple of Zoom social events…

So, if you were expecting an email that you haven’t got yet, this is why.

I might take a day to clear up the backlog… then back into the fray.

In other news:

Author Catherynne M. Valente caught COVID19. And not the semi-friendly version.  Pop over to Twitter and wish her well!  (@catvalente) And/or sign up for her Patreon , which I did the other day.

My inspiration for doing that was this amazing rocket that she built for her son — go and check it out, and be in awe!

Be sure to scroll or click to see ALL the pictures.

I’m also reading a book of hers (technically a novella, I think):

The Past Is Red by [Catherynne M. Valente]

I had heard her read from it at a previous Readercon, and loved the excerpt.  So, naturally, in my head Tetley Abednigo speaks with her voice now.


Genrette Laurie J. Marks sent me a drawing of hers:

Running out of wall space in my apartment!

You know how much I’ve been raving about Laurie’s art.  Now I have one to keep!

Heck– it just turned past midnight, meaning that this is a February post and not a January post.  Except for you folks in other time zones…

Well, better get back to it…




7 Responses to “Just checking in…”

  • Nicole A Says:

    It’s 10:24pm right now, January 31st, in my neck of the woods. So it’s still a January update for me!

  • Melinda Says:

    Cat Valente might now be the very reason I choose to re-engage with Twitter. That rocket! Oh my old mother’s heart. Now another one of my favorite writers is menaced by Health Concerns of Magnitude.

  • Rick Says:

    I know this has the flavor of a boorish guest, a late arrival, not. taking the time to watch the regular guests, learn the protocol, and only then essay an approach to discussion . . .

    . . . and I willingly accept the label in search of understanding. Specifically: I just this month discovered and read the four extant books in the Steerswoman series. I see that five and six are in progress.

    But I also cannot help but notice that the first four are roughly twenty years old now, and so I find myself wondering if perhaps “in progress,” is more of a kind euphemism.

    I realize, of course, that no author owes me a book and more than Elon Musk owes me a car. If one is for sale, I can buy it; if not, then I have no standing to demand it.

    Nor am I demanding anything. But, if I may be so bold as to ask . . . is there any,um, firmer . . . update on release dates?

    • Rosemary Says:

      Sorry about the delay replying — inexplicably, WordPress no longer sends me a note when someone posts a comment!

      But the answer is:Alas, no… no firmer update on release dates. Works (those and others) are in process, but various things/events/stuff/situations are keeping progress from being predictable. At this time. Working on alleviating all that…

  • Kelly T Says:

    Hi, I just read all 4 Steerswoman books in 4 days & would like book 5 now. KTHXBAI. <3