Saturday! Along with a signficant proportion of other parents of 4th graders in California, we spent the day at a Spanish mission. Mission San Jose in our case. We’d never been to this one. It’s not the most exciting of the missions in Alta California, perhaps, but it’s still interesting. Here is my daughter:
I bear no responsibility for the outfit she’s wearing. She was quite firm in her decision that since the Spanish founded the mission and Mexico, then a sombrero was an appropriate thing to wear. It’s a nice sombrero, at least. She got it last year in Puerto Vallarta. Her sister (the 13 -year-old) was too embarrassed to be seen with her, so I think perhaps the younger kid accomplished at least part of her goals.
And since we were in the general neighborhood anyway we went to Winchester Mystery House. The kids had never been there.
I would really like to be rich and eccentric. Being middle-class and eccentric isn’t nearly as interesting.
Also, for those of you who live in the US Midwest ot East, take note of what my family members are wearing. Yes, my husband is in shorts. February is the height of Gloating Season for Californians. (If it makes you feel any better, the trees are blooming so our allergies are miserable.)
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–Follow me on Twitter (@KFieldingWrites). I promise not to inundate you with photos of my dinners.
–My next release, Night Shift, is a 30,000 word novella. It’s a contemporary with a bit of a paranormal twist. If comes out in March or April (I just finished the galleys this week!). I’ll let you know when I have an exact release date.
–The sequel to Good Bones is called Buried Bones and it will come out in May or June. We’ll get to hear more from Chris this time. To celebrate the release, I’ll be giving away a free short story. Not only that, but in the short Chris and Dylan meet Travis and Drew from Speechless. Again, I’ll give you mor details when I have them.