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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Summer is hanging on

cj Sez: Is it getting close to autumn temperatures in your neck of the woods? I envy you, because it’s certainly not cooling down here on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

   I am told and led to believe that it reached 97° F in Mobile yesterday… September 14. I know annual flowers and veggies are supposed to start dying off in September, but not from heat stroke.

   The hellacious heat and humidity do make it easier for me to justify staying in the house to read and/or write, as in another short story.

   Yesterday, I started a short, short story with a submission date of September 30. Okay, I admit it. I have written only three paragraphs for three different ideas. And did I say short, short? It’s more of a haiku…no more than 100 words long. If you’re interested in trying your hand, read more here:   (P.S. Their call for submissions is near the bottom of the page.)


   Mobile Writers Guild secretary and prolific author Joyce Scarbrough celebrated the release of AFTER HER, the second book in her Unfinished Series, with a pre-release signing at The Haunted Book Shop on September 13th during Mobile’s ArtWalk. The book releases in paperback and Amazon Kindle on Tuesday, September 17th.

   You’re invited to the Facebook launch party on Tuesday—the official release day for AFTER HER. There’ll be games and give-aways of book swag and other prizes all day, so come join the fun! Here's the link to the party:


   By the by, as the masthead of Lyrical Pens says, if you have a book (new or old) you want to promote with a blog post, drop me a note. We can arrange a blog date…the only caveat is that this site is PG 13.

   That’s it for this week. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. See you next week?

   Don’t you just hate it when autocorrect won’t let you correct what it has determined to be incorrect? Word is forever trying to capitalize my name, and it drives me batty. I know, I know. I don’t have far to go.

CHOOSING CARTER and DEADLY STAR are quick reads chock full of adventure with a touch of sassy banter and sweet romance. Get your Kindle copy on Amazon…visit my Amazon Central Author Page = for more information about my stories.

   TO ORDER an autographed copy of CHOOSING CARTER, DEADLY STAR, HOMETOWN HEROES, and/or THE POSSE, contact The Haunted Bookshop here: The Haunted Bookshop  Angela Trigg, the awesome owner and a RITA Award-winning author in her own right (writing as Angela Quarles) will be happy to ship you the book(s) of your choice.

   Visit me on Facebook at:   cjpetterson/author on Facebook


  1. You know it's hot and dry when you start to hope the tropical storm DOESN'T turn! Thanks for the nod about my new book. :-)

  2. 99 at the fair my son went to yesterday. Too hot!!!


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