SUMMER RECAP with TOO MANY PICTURES!!!

Hi everybody. I haven’t written a blog post about what’s up for WAY TOO LONG. So, in the event you are interested, nosy, or even mildly curious, I’m going to fill you in.

 

KIDS. I need to repeat that. KIDS. KIDS. KIDS. KIDS.

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I have been busy with my kids this summer.

My oldest spent much of the summer at a Georgetown University Spanish program in Ecuador.

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I moved my second daughter home from her dormitory in Manhattan and will move her to SUNY Purchase where she will attend the Conservatory of Dance THIS WEEK!! (still busy) I also watched her dance in NYC, at Jacob’s Pillow and even got to see her teach a few classes.

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Daughter number three was sweet, as always, helped me all summer by doing the grocery shopping and carting her brother around so I could edit books! Plus she took a PSAT course.

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ANd child number four, my son, PLAYED TONS OF BASKETBALL- his single obsession!!

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When I was not spending time with my children, I spent a bit of time with MR. MIA. Mainly, at CONCERTS!!

Zac Brown, and Phil Phillips, and James Taylor and more…

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I managed to find more trouble in NYC. I went to my FIRST EVER writer’s conference called WRITERS DIGEST!!

I had a fancy hotel room all to myself.

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What else kept me busy this summer? CHATTING WITH MY CLOSE FRIEND, MICHAEL BOWLER. He is an author of the highest caliber whose books kept me happily busy from January until June!!

Here I am with his newest release, There is No Fear!! (DO NOT MISS his CHILDREN of the KNIGHT SERIES)

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I met my sister’s new puppy, Gent. He’s a Great Dane, and from what I hear he has doubled in size!

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What did I leave out?? BOOKS. Yes, I left out all the work I am doing on BOOKS… BOOKS!!!!

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***I finished editing Random Acts, which will be released in October. Wait till you guys see the cover!!!

***I submitted One Voice, the sequel to Us Three and it was accepted by Dreamspinner Press!! Woohoo!

***I finished writing His Way, a YA LGBT Christian Contemporary Fiction novel. And then I REWROTE IT!!!

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Thanks to my AMAZING BETA READERS- KARI, KEVIN, STACIA, DALLAS, and CRYSTAL!! AND THE AWESOME MICHAEL BOWLER TOO!! ❤

You guys ROCK!!

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***I started something new!! Here’s a clue in the picture below!! (rhymes)

No you aren’t crazy…if you looked yesterday…this blog post was much longer- but I decided that less is more… 

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❤ Mia

 

 

 

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