Summertime, and the livin’ is… busy? Happy? Crazy? Breathless? All of the above! Especially that last one. I’m no longer writing from the oxygen-rich, sea-level air of New York state. After months of planning and organizing and packing, weeks of transitioning, days of driving, I’m all set up in my new office (and home) at 5280 feet up. Because…
1. We moved back to Colorado! After 2 years back east, we realized how much we love the mountains and sunshine of the Centennial State. Yes, it really is sunny here. Mad sunny. The whole snowstorm thing is kind of an urban legend perpetuated by native Coloradans to keep people from moving here, but we’re totally onto those tricksters now. I mean, it’s so sunny here that even when it rains, we get rainbows.
2. Speaking of rainbows, did you see the Double Rainbow Guy video? If you have a few minutes, watch the whole thing.
I seriously got choked up watching this. How many people (especially adult people) do you see getting so emotional over anything, let alone a rainbow? Whenever I see a rainbow or some other really cool natural phenomena, I think about how fortunate I am to be able to witness such things, and “Bear” reminded me of that. Plus, I have a special affection for double rainbows, because they seem to appear in my life an special occasions, marking big and wonderful changes. The first was on our wedding day.
The next was 2 years later on the day I accepted my first book deal, just after I left work for the day, wondering where this new path would take me. And three years after that, on the day we moved back to Colorado, we had a flash rainstorm followed by… yep, another double rainbow — the perfect welcome home sign. I didn’t even take a picture because I knew I’d always remember it.
3. FIXING DELILAH HANNAFORD news: The book is now called FIXING DELILAH, and the new cover is coming soon. Those of you who’ve scored ARCs have seen one cover, but it’s changing, so hold on! FIXING DELILAH officially hits the shelves, new title and new cover and all, on November 2.
4. Facebook freedom rocks! Hi. My name is Sarah. And I’ve been Facebook free for many blissful days. By “free” I mean “profile-less.” I still have a fan page for book updates and contests, but I don’t have the whole ball of big brotherly wax following me around to different web sites and collecting my personal information for some yet-to-be-revealed plot of global domination. Or something. Wait, I think my tinfoil hat is getting hot under all this sun…
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer filled with happy sunshine, double rainbows, and lots of great books!
Sarah, until I saw this article linked from your newsletter (which WordPress sent me a feed of automagically) I hadn’t even noticed you weren’t on Facebook anymore–because I can’t keep up with everyone else’s newsfeeds there! In fact, 2 or 3 days go by and I have no clue what’s been posted or not. I’ve been using my Webbiegrrl Writer page and keeping my personal profile private, secured, limited, app/game-free/blocked and I never bother to click on the Facebook “suggestions” because I don’t really have time or inclination to hear what FB thinks. I’m having enough trouble tracking what the sparse 75 or so “friends” on my flist think 😉
I’m glad I’m on–still on–your WordPress newsfeed. I do like to follow your exploits and I always love your upbeat ramblings. I also think you guys are going to be much happier back “home” in the Rockies where you CLEARLY belong. NYC is fun to visit but even this Bostongrrl wouldn’t want to live there *grin*
Keep on keepin’ on. It’s a Sarah Thang 🙂
Sarah, The Webbiegrrl Writer
Welcome back to Colorado! They all come back eventually and many of us never leave. I still think it’s the best place to live even though I’ve never lived anywhere else really. (I can’t count the time from ages 0-4 when I lived in Wisconsin as I don’t really remember it.)
We’ll have to get together with the Shorties (aka Deana and Jay) sometime soon and catch up!
And congrats on the new book. I can’t wait to read it!
I saw your interview on La Femme Readers, and thought I’d check out your blog. Your books sound great, and the ones you recommend are on my reading list now as well 🙂
Welcome back to Colorado! I’m originally from the Midwest, but have been in Denver/C-Springs for the last ten years or so and love it.
Best of luck with any new projects.
Yes welcome back indeed! You don’t know how thrilled Jay & I were to hear you were moving back here, even if that did mean he didn’t get to see you when he was up at Niagara. Now once things calm down we’ll have to plan a rendezvous!
In other happiness, I just want to make sure you have the double rainbow song stuck in your head for future sightings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0D4oZwCsA.
Those auto-tune kids are fabulous.
Cheers, welcome home, and hugs to the mister!