Too Busy…

Life got kind of crazy over the past four years with my pregnancy, my marriage to Hurley, and finding myself the current parent to both a toddler and a teenager. All that on top of my job has kept me too busy to post here. Sorry about that. But life goes on and it currently goes on in the new home Hurley and I built just outside of Sorenson, Wisconsin. I love the new house, though there are times when I miss the simplicity of the little cottage behind Izzy’s house. Not sure why I remember it as simple given that my life then was VERY complicated, but that’s how my brain works. I adore our two-and-a-half-year-old son, Matthew, even if he is prone to temper tantrums and pretending he’s Michelangelo all over the walls of the new house. And I also adore my teenage stepdaughter, Emily, a big surprise in both my life and Hurley’s. Turned out Hurley had an ex-wife named Kate I didn’t know about (although it also turned out she wasn’t actually an ex–snap!) and the two of them had a daughter that Hurley didn’t know about. Kate is now out of the picture, but Emily is with us and she has proven to be an invaluable member of our little family. It wasn’t an easy road getting here, however, as I’m sure you can imagine. Of course, you don’t have to imagine it; you can read all about it in the STIFF series of books. By the way, the books have taken on a new look and have a new title theme to go with it. It’s now the DEAD series instead of the STIFF series, but it’s still the same old me, just with artsier book covers.

Lest you think this state of parental and marital bliss has made life simpler, think again. I still have my job, though I now share it with a coworker who has a slight problem with bodily emissions, and Hurley is hinting around that he wants to have another kid! I’m not sure how I feel about that. But the case of a missing teenager who turns up dead, whose younger sister is also missing, will keep me from thinking about much else for a while. Find out how it all turns out in the next exciting adventure of my life: DEAD OF WINTER, coming out February 26, 2019.

(And is that cover utterly gorgeous or what? I love Wisconsin winters!)

Love,

Mattie