Wow. What a month it has been. The loss of my angelic grandmother, Lura. Eric in the ER/hospital with heart issues. Susanne with a 2nd and even more terrifying anaphylactic reaction. And the death of our beloved Juju kitty. We are ready for a break. On a positive note, we have had Susanne home with us for 10 days while we monitor her and visit doctors, etc., and I love that girl to pieces, so the extra special time with her is a gift. *I will fill you in on Susanne when I have the energy to write on it; right now we are in the thick of things.*

What doesn’t kill us gives us something to write about…

Speaking of writing, here’s the news on that front:

  • Wow. Saving Grace shot up to #21 (and climbing) on the Goodreads “Indie Authors Everybody Should Read” List. If you haven’t voted, rated the book, or added it to your “to read” list there, please please please could you do so? Here’s the link:
  • Are you an Amazon Prime member who owns a Kindle Device? If so, all my books are now part of the free Kindle Lending Library. Check them all out on my Amazon Author Page.
  • I ordered the proof copy of SkipJack’s upcoming book, My Dream of Freedom: From Holocaust to My Beloved America, and I can’t wait for it to arrive so we can put it in the hands of lovely author Helen Colin for her 90th birthday. We are blessed.
  • The 100 Advance Review copies of Leaving Annalise came in! We’ll mail them out to reviewers next week. I’m over the moon. How much do you love Heidi Dorey’s freakin’ awesome cover????


  • I’m hard at work on a new Clark Kent post as well as on three presentations for the annual Houston Writers Guild Conference, where I will do a keynote talk called “What kind of loser indie publishes, and how can I be one too?” and two workshops, one called “Taking My Indie Book From “The End” to “Buy Now”,” (how the hell am I to punctuate that part of this sentence? I give up!) and the other titled, “The Whether, Where and How of Indie Ebook and Print.” April 5th and 6th in Houston, y’all, register here.
  • SkipJack Publishing has a new employee, and our house has two new residents! Welcome home to our oldest daughter, Marie, who is stopping through for a few months before law school, and her pooch Brando. Marie will be hard at work putting together the book tour for this summer, and helping launch Leaving Annalise.
  • Blog tour ground to a halt this week with this last stop:

Friday, March 26

Book Review at Teena in Toronto

  • ย Last weekend off from book touring for awhile! Carlsbad Caverns here we come, after a quick trip out to feed our kids, pregnant nanny, and billy goat! (Susanne will be in good hands with her dad)

Love infinity,


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18 Responses to There’s a story in here somewhere.

  1. Eric Hutchins says:

    We lead an amazing life, and like even during the bad/sad/scary times we always find ourselves surrounded by wonderful family and amazing friends and a list of blessings that outweigh the bad stuff.
    The incident with Susanne was one of the Scariest things I have ever been a part of and hope to never see it again.

  2. Is Marie aware she becomes blog fodder if she lives with you? LOVE Heidi’s cover – it’s beautimous. And whoa on Eric and Susanne – prayer go out to you guys. Here’s hoping you find solutions to everything quickly! Mucho love

  3. Vidya Sury says:

    Who can say you lead a boring life?

    I am sorry for your loss. I was a Grandmother’s pet and I feel for you.

    Hope Eric is much better now….and Susanne! Gosh!

    Must be lovely to have Marie home.

    Please take care of yourself Pamela! Love YOU to bits!

    Hugs! ๐Ÿ˜€ That subscription still gives me hysterical giggles!

    • Pamela says:

      Everyone is better, and…we’re still in a rough place vis a vis Susanne. Very scary. Prayers appreciated.

      It’s WoNDERFUL to have Marie home!!! I don’t know if she feels the same way, but we are quite excited about it.

      (And…I am such a dummy sometimes! It was funny!)

  4. Vidya Sury says:

    Oh gosh, I forgot to say that the cover of Leaving Annalise looks gorgeous! Hugs!

  5. The life of Pamelot & Eric! WHEwwwww. Rock Stars.

    …but so sorry to hear about your grandmother & kitty.

    Love. Xxx

  6. Pamela says:

    Pamela- Wow- what a week! You are going to be amazing. It will be such a privilege to introduce you Friday! We are going to have a great Houston Writer’s Guild conference. Thanks for sharing all your amazing knowledge! And I hope this week is better. Eric may have the same heart issue I have. Mine is treated and under control! See you Friday!

  7. Bill Dorman says:

    Just watch out for the bat guano….:).

    Wow, life will do that to you at times, huh? Good luck w/ everything.

  8. Sandy Webb says:

    Good grief you guys! I hope things are under control for right now at least.

  9. Never a dull moment — hope your break is just what you need! Onward!
    xo hm

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