Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free Association - Random Thoughts

I've been working on Rekindling, which is Cinda's story (the character from Living Canvas).

I should probably preface this blog post by telling you that my mind is spinning a hundred miles an hour after being released from work deadlines, so I'll beg your indulgence.

Back to Rekindling. I'm very excited that the first draft is done and I'm working through the holes. I often have music playing in the background while I write. My DH bought me a new computer for Christmas with Windows 8, and one of the features I've been using is iHeart Radio, the Classical channel (I find classical music more relaxing and less distracting). And then I was distracted. A song played that I haven't heard in a number of years. (Stick with me, I'm about to go random.)

The song was Stella by Starlight. I'm willing to bet most people don't know the song, and those who do probably don't remember it. I remember it because I am a fan of old movies. Old scary movies to be more precise. My husband makes fun of me because many of them are black and white. Stella by Starlight was used in a move called "The Uninvited" starring Ray Milland. (The long-term memory is still intact!) I can't even tell you how I remember the name of a song from a movie, but it prompted me to go and download it (the Liberace version, in case you care).

More randomness - My mother was the one who introduced me to "The Uninvited." Now, we have a song that jumps up from nowhere, with a title carefully filed away in my memory, of a movie that my mother recommended to me. (This is called free association - or as my children tell me, completely random, unrelated thoughts.) And why am I telling you about this? (get ready)

Sunday is Mother's Day! And with that, I'd like to wish my mother a Happy Mother's Day.

Circling back to Rekindling, in preparation for the upcoming release, I'm offering a coupon for Living Canvas to get you ready. And since this has turned into a Series, I need to come up with an appropriate series name. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. The ties? Kira Ellison is in Touched by the Sun. Her brother, Greg, is the hero in Living Canvas, who marries Audrey, who is Cinda's (in Rekindling) best friend. Come to find out Audrey and Cinda have a circle of friends (some of them showed up in Living Canvas as well), so there's a good chance we'll be seeing more of them.

ANYWAY (did I mention I'm a little scattered?), from now through May 19, if you'd like to buy Living Canvas for the discounted price of $0.99, go to Smashwords and use Coupon Code UU37K when you check out.


  1. Oh my gosh - Stella By Starlight - I love that song. (I think I'm quite a bit older than you anyway). I also LOVED Liberache - he could really play the piano. Can't wait for your book to come out.

  2. I love it, too! And I'm hoping for a June release, but it may be July before Cinda's ready to show her face.