Thank you, dear readers, for your interest and devotion to my books! Life took an unexpected turn in the late summer of 2012 when I found out I was expecting a baby! Without boring you with all of the details, I had a very difficult pregnancy and was unable to write, so Dragonfly Cove was put on indefinite hold.
On March 15, 2013 my beautiful Annabel Leora was born. She spent a little over a month in the NICU and underwent her first of four surgeries in her first year of life. The remainder of the year was filled with more surgeries, including open-heart and eye surgery, and numerous hospital stays. Life was put on hold while we took care of our little miracle and got her through many procedures and doctor visits. I am thrilled to say that she has just celebrated her first birthday and is doing great! She received a clean bill of health from her cardiologist in February of 2014, and we could not be more relieved. She is truly the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me, and I treasure every day with her.
Thank you for bearing with me while I took this long and unexpected hiatus. I promise I will not let you down with the release of Dragonfly Cove, which I hope to finish and have available by the end of this year. Annabel has Down syndrome and our days are filled with therapies, fun, love and lots of giggles, but I am trying to get into a groove of writing now that things have settled down into a new "normal".