I'm damn near speechless at the wave of kind words and compliments that "Accidental Family" has received. The downloads, the scores, the feedback, and... to the delight of my wife, the family bean-counter... the book sales.
Thank you, all of you. The warm feedback is the best gift of all. I'll be 82 in July, and it's damned reassuring to find that I'm still able to tell a good story. When you get there (and may God grant that all of you do, most happily) you'll appreciate the joy of confirmation.
For those who ask about the sequel, Book Two: yes, most definitely. I had NOT planned on two books, but the story grew and grew and it was obvious that I'd have to split the tale.
The first half happens in and around Idaho.
The second half will happen mostly in Mexico.
As for when it will be ready to post/publish: I am working on it each and every week. Example: yesterday I cranked out 4K words; today, I did another 2K words. Writers will appreciate the effort that takes. The first draft will be followed with proofing, editing, revising as needed, and more proofing. Then, when all chapters are done, posting. With the dedicated help of my editor, Tenderloin, we'll git 'er done.
I'll be away this week to central Idaho for a family 'celebration of life' to remember Meg, my daughter who, after an eight-year fight, lost to cancer but set a world record for courage and a beautiful spirit. We don't lose loved ones; they just move to a better place and wait for the rest of us to come along in our own time.
Joy, love, and fulfillment to all who seek.