Spring is Finally Here…

Which means I am coming out of the long hibernation, during which I grumble and growl and swipe with claws at all who poke and prod me. I get some things done during the long, winter months, but not nearly as much as I do in the spring, summer and autumn. I have also been bogged down with work, which is good for the pocket book, but not always for morale. I’ve been severely remiss on my own blog, too, but I’m hoping things will start picking up now that the weather is finally unclenching it’s icy claws.

Prompted by Marcia’s teaser image, I wanted to drop by and share something I have coming up just one week from today.


My short story collection, Two Weeks and Other Periods of Decay, is now available for pre-order, and set to drop into Kindles and Kindle apps all over the world on April 1 (no joke!) Available for pre-order on Amazon, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, SpainGermany,Netherlands, India, prices vary by region, but it’s still a pretty good deal. Seven short stories for $1.49 USD.

Inspired by the title short story–“Two Weeks”–this week’s Teaser Tuesday image is (a day late,) a little dark and promiscuous, much like of the tales in this collection.

Two Weeks Teaser

I hope you’re all spinning yarns and telling tales, crawling out of your winter caves and basking in the glorious sun… even though it’s rainy today, I’m one hundred percent grateful it’s not snow!


6 thoughts on “Spring is Finally Here…

  1. You are so good at these, Jenny! And I have to say, that is one scary book cover! Geeze Lew-steenkin’-Weeze! It makes me shiver! I’ll be ordering, for sure, though. I kind of LIKE shivering. 😀

    As for winter caves…umm…the last couple of days have been in the high 80’s here. This afternoon, I got too hot to finish watering my garden. GAH. Spring, you say? We are already at what would pass for summer in most of the country. One day, it hit 90 already! 😦 Monday, it rained, though, and the temps dropped back into the 70’s. Bliss!!

    So glad you decided to play. Your teasers are always a treat! Tweeting for sure. (Mine are much more simple at this point, but I’ll probably ramp them up a bit before long, as I have time to mess with them.) Still…you reign supreme, you little tease, you.

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    • We should swap. I hate it when it gets over 70 outside. I’d be ecstatic to live where it dropped into the 40’s at night, and stayed about 65 in the daytime. Cardigan? I don’t even own a long-sleeved shirt! Of course, that’s just me. Most of the people around here do tend to whine when it drops to the 60’s. I don’t turn on the heat, even when we have 19 degrees outside. I light a fire in the family room, and get under plenty of blankets when we got to bed. Our bedroom stays around 52 to 55 in the winter, and it suits me fine. Just came in from watering my garden, which is blooming like mad, and I’m dripping wet. You’d think I’d watered ME. It’s about 82 out there right now and heading for 90 again. 😦 You’d love it. Being as how I’m a Florida native, you’d think I would, too, but I do NOT. I want to go where it is perpetual autumn, with frost on the ground in the mornings, and flaming leaves on every tree. 🙂

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      • I would love it. We have talked several times about moving to Florida. I definitely foresee that in my future. I can’t stand the cold. It makes bones hurt! I’ve lived in Pennsylvania most of my life, with a few short stints in the south and west. I absolutely loved Arizona and New Mexico, even when temperatures got up 112, because it was a dry heat. I love Florida, but every time I’ve been there, the humidity is so solid you can actually chew it like gum. 😀 Pennsylvania is like that from mid-June to late August. I’m a spring person, and I do love autumn, but I will bottle all the frost and mail it to you.

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        • Well come on down! I’ll take you out on the river and show you all the snakies and gators you can stand, though they won’t be albinos! And be careful buying Florida-made chewing gum…it’s probably packaged humidity. (I’m sure if that were possible, someone WOULD be selling it.) Having been in the Anza Borrego desert on a 120 degree day, I can honestly say I don’t think dry heat is one bit better than wet heat. Just different. Both miserable. I love the beauty of the desert, and will put up with it short term just to birdwatch and look around. But there’s not enough money in the world to pay me to live in Arizona, Southern California, or anywhere else that’s all rocks and sand. I NEED green around me. Layers and layers of it. It’s soothing, and calming, and my #1 choice would be to live in the Blue Ridge mountains, by a rushing, rock-filled stream, with thick, green foliage along the banks, and dogwoods & redbuds in the spring. And then the glorious fall! The winter is fine, too. I like snow and cold weather, as long as it doesn’t last more than 3 months or so.

          I lived in Pennsylvania for several years. My son was born in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. The cold didn’t bother me, even back then, and I’m much more fond of it these days, since I’m hot perpetually. 🙂 But I’d rather my mountains be filled with smaller towns, and lots and lots of waterfalls. Waterfalls are like sacred places to me.

          Oh, well. For now, I’m here, so I will just have to think about the things I love most about Florida, which is mostly our beautiful rivers and unique wildlife. There. I feel better now. 🙂


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