Soooooooo yeah. It's been like a year and a half since I posted here. But I have finally figured out how to keep several identities active and signed in (the secret = two web browsers. shhh, don't tell).
I have received so many wonderful letters from readers. I wish I could have replied to each and every one of them. I am going to at least send out a group reply to everyone who's written me so that you know I got your note. But I appreciate all the kind words and encouragement.
Here's the sitch.
Not long after "Zero at the Bone" was published, I had significant, life-changing surgery. I was not ill nor did I have a serious condition, but it was a major procedure that's wrought huge sea changes in my life. Most of my mental energy since the summer of 2009 has been dedicated to that process. I have been writing, but almost all of it has been comfort writing. Easy and fun. Unfortunately, writing for publication hasn't been my priority. I'm returning to the point where that's something I want to focus on again. I know many readers are wondering about a sequel to Zero. Finding my way to that story has been difficult, more difficult than I ever anticipated it would be. But hope springs eternal.
In the meantime I hope to have a more active Web presence in the future, even if there's no publication date for anything new from me on the horizon. Thanks for hanging in there!