This ‘n That

As most of you have probably figured out by now, my blogging schedule always seems to fall apart during the summer. I could try to make excuses and blame it on oh, so many things, but instead I’ll just say a great big “Thank you!” to all of you who continue to stick with me.

On with the quick update, then.

A Soul Redeemed has been pushed back a bit. I’m truly sorry about that, guys. It’s done, but I’m just not happy with a few parts of it and so I’m doing another round of edits. I’m looking at October for the release date now.  After that, the fifth book in the Beach Haven series will focus on Tara’s brother, Jayson Bartlett, fresh out of the Army and ready to settle into civilian life.

The big news for me is Letters to Caroline, the first book in my Brides of Serenity series. It’s a sweet historical romance set in the fictional town of Serenity, Kansas, and it will be out in September. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:

letters_to_caroline_ebook [46146].png

In other news, Fat, Fifty, and Menopausal is being made into an audio book! It’s still in the early stages, so I really don’t have much more information than that. I can tell you that I chose not to do the narration myself because . . . well, confession time, folks. I have a lisp. A very pronounced lisp. When my voice is recorded, I sound just like Cindy on “The Brady Bunch.”

It’s been a really odd experience listening to someone else read my work. She’s doing a fabulous job and has a wonderful deadpan delivery that makes me laugh. Sometimes, I forget that I wrote the words she’s reading!

On a personal note, I just found out that I have tendonitis in both feet, which means I’ve just found a use for those bags of frozen veggies in my freezer that no one was ever going to eat anyway. I also learned that I now officially have high blood pressure (big surprise there!) and have to make a few lifestyle changes.

One of those changes is the Yoga lessons I’ve been taking. I like it a lot more than I expected to, but since we’ve been learning in the park in the center of town, I’m not sure how happy my neighbors are about the whole thing.

But that’s enough for now. Thank you once again for sticking with me despite the irregular blogging schedule these past few months.

Enjoy these last days of summer, all!



Author: A.J. Goode

I am a romance novelist, single mother of three, and a high school lunchlady. To be completely honest, I have no idea which of those jobs is the most rewarding and which is the biggest challenge. I love them all. I write romance novels about the kind of people who might pass me on the street every day. My characters are often hurting in some way, and need to learn to trust others in order to heal themselves. I also blog about trying to focus on writing, and about my day-to-day experiences in small-town America. I write about life. The good, the bad, and the just plain odd.

Got an opinion? Please share it here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: