Hope you’re all doing well in these crazy times. I decided to go ahead and try something I’d thought about doing at the beginning of the year before things really went crazy, which is that I started a Facebook page for pretty pictures and tied it to the cozies.
If you’re on Facebook you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/Miss-Fancypants-Mysteries-100154095055634/
My goal is to post pictures of my Miss Fancypants probably once a week and of pretty places or babies or other eye-catching images on a regular basis. I don’t expect to talk a lot there, just share beauty.
As I said in the pinned post, social media is not something I’m very good at because I’d rather be out spending time with my pup and reading. But I do think it would be nice to have a “safe” space to run to this year, so we’ll try it and see how it goes.
Other than that…
I spent most of the time since the last release doing administrative work on my non-fiction titles. It was something I could be productive at without having to be creative. I still want to write more Matt and Maggie and Miss Fancypants stories and I’ve definitely been having Maggie-esque thoughts about things the last couple months, but it’s tricky to write humor about a serious situation. I’ll probably do it because there is so much humor to be had in the midst of this. (Am I the only whose friends suddenly became master bakers when they were forced to stay home?)
But it’ll be a little bit still. And it’ll be a new series so that those who just want the happy pre-crazy story can get it, complete with “and they lived happily ever after.”
I did think of the last book the other night when I was heating up pinto beans my grandma had made me and my dad’s green chili my mom had made me for dinner. I’m lucky compared to Maggie because my mom and my grandma are actually still here for me. No tortillas, though. Haven’t been able to get my mom to make those for me in at least a decade and I’m horrible at making them myself. Ah, family. Treasure them.
Anyway. Hope you’re all well and taking care of yourselves and spending quality time with your dogs and family if you can.