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Catching Up

It's been months since I've blogged, and I'm not really sure why. It's not like I haven't started any posts; I have. And it's not like I don't have things to say, either.

I spent the summer working hard on a novella and a short story. The novella is included in the Holiday Hockey Romance Anthology (releases November 13; pre-order now!), and the short story one of the 33 in Shades of Pink, a breast cancer charity anthology, available until the end of the month with a donation. We're so close to hitting our goal! Please consider contributing.




And although I worked hard to meet my deadlines for the anthologies, I had some fun too. In August, I went to D.C. with my cousins for a long weekend, and it was an amazing time. I'd never been before, and I had fun checking out all the monuments, eating so many different (and new to me) things, and had a general blast with my cousins.

Supreme Court
Eating Alligator... tastes like chicken
Shakespeare's First Folio
Fave pic with a fave cuz!
Eating Rabbit.. tastes like chicken

The Int'l Spy Museum



And in September, I went to Authors in the Steel City with some fellow hockey romance authors. Melody and I have been at several events together, and it was great to meet Kat Mizera and Tiffani Lynn, too.

At Authors in the Steel City


And, after stomach issues that still wouldn't stop (even after I had my gallbladder out last year), I had some more tests run and found out that I have dietary fructose intolerance. It's like lactose intolerance, but with fructose instead of lactose. I feel great when I'm #FructoseFree! However, sometimes I forget to read ingredient labels and end up eating some of the bad stuff—and I suffer for it. I'm learning to be diligent, to always ask what's in something and to pass on it if I'm not sure, and that I'm much better off cooking my own meals than gambling on convenience foods.



And now, after all that stuff, it's October, and the season has officially changed. It's time for hockey, hoodies, pumpkin spice lattes, and going back to work on my infinity scarf. Oh, and a baby blanket for a friend's impending bundle of joy! I have plenty of projects on the horizon, as well as (of course) writing Dump and Chase. I trying out a new writing schedule, and today was Day Number One—and I'm chalking it up to a success. I'll be writing and hanging out on social media more. So I'll be seeing you around.

As always, happy reading,

Jay

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