Greetings and seasonal salutations my friends!
Confession: I Christmas shopped only this week. As in started-and-finished. Here’s Georgia enjoying an early present.
Also, I’m not sending out cards. I’m feeling like a huge slacker, except that I DID put up a mini-tree in our part-time apartment, for my holiday-lovin’ honey. And I don’t mean Petey, although he’s enjoying it, too.
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Speaking of Eric, OMG, he came back from CHINA S-I-C-K. Here’s what happens when you show up at urgent care and tell them you just got off a plane from Beijing, China and claim a 3-week respiratory illness.
Diagnosis: acute bronchitis. He’s gotten a lot of TLC, and this too shall pass.
While he was gone, I suffered from the same crud, only I got to go to the doctor sooner, thus improving enough for some quality time with the equines before I went to fetch my man from the airport. It’s 8 months since Kitty’s life-and-limb threatening barbed wire injuries, and I am happy to report that finally she is moving smoothly with no noticeable gait impairment. Which means, I think, that it doesn’t hurt her. Her legs will always look like she put them in a wood chipper, I fear, but she’s still gorgeous. And she’s lost her summer-grass fat and is food motivated, cooperative, and fits in her saddle again. Love my girl. Feathers has missed Eric, but he doesn’t mind me as a stand-in, too much. Here’s Petey bringing in the herd 😉
What I’m working on
Ads. Learning how to create and manage them myself, and hopefully turn a profit at them. And my head is SPINNING. In the process of this, I figured out a new on boarding sequence for my newsletter subscribers that resulted in more stuff for you.
What’s new for YOU
If you’re not already a subscriber, I encourage you to sign-up now (the newsletter is my monthly missive. It’s different from this blog). Why? Because . . .
- I’m now giving away FOUR books instead of one to new subscribers. If you’re already a subscriber, email me and I’ll hook you up. Pamela at PamelaFaganHutchins dot com. The titles are Act One, Buckle Bunny, Shock Jock, and the Essential Guide to the WDKY Series.
- I”m recruiting from the subscriber ranks for lifetime advance readers. As long as my advance readers keep posting reviews on my new releases, I’ll keep sending them my next book, free. Only subscribers can join. If you are a subscriber, you already got an email (check your spam filter). If you’re not already one, well, what are you waiting for? Those that joined the advance reader group got SWITCHBACK last week and will get SNAKE OIL January 1st.
Wine Women & Writing this week
Former stealth pilot and author of THE GRYPHON HEIST, James R. Hannibalis no stranger to secrets and adventure. He has been shot at, locked up with surface to air missiles, and chased down a winding German road by an armed terrorist. He is a rare multi-sense synesthete, meaning he sees and feels sounds and smells and hears flashes of light. If he tells you the chocolate cake you offered smells blue and sticky, take it as a compliment.
He talks about all this and more on this special Mescal Men & Mystery episode of Wine Women & Writing Radio with Pamela Fagan Hutchins, recorded in-person at Bouchercon, the world’s largest crime fiction convention.
Listen or watch HERE.
That’s all I’ve got today. Oh, except for my Instagram Top 9 of 2019. Why do I love doing these so much???
And why did it make me so happy that there were more pictures of animals than of me? 😉