Two Good Things
Despite the week of cold here (minus numbers Fahrenheit are cold) and Friday the Thirteenth trying to outdo itself, two good things happened today.
One is that I found out I made the short list of five authors nominated for Favorite M/M Author of 2013 on Jessewave. The voting just started today, and I already got a few votes and a couple of nice comments. *warm fuzzies abound*. The list includes Amy Lane, Harper Fox, SE Jakes, and Kindle Alexander, and I expect it will be a tough choice for readers. I’m delighted to be in that group.
The other is that I finished the text for my holiday short story The Family We’re Born With. My cover artist says she will hopefully be able to rescue me from bad-font-land (which is what happens when I try to do my own covers.) Maybe as early as tomorrow. I’ll post when it goes up.
These are my guys, Devin and Jesse:
I bought this picture a while back for a blog post, and knew I would write their story someday. And since it’s a self-pub freebie, I’m hopeful I’ll get it together before family real life puts me on another plane Sunday night. Fingers crossed.
The story is about 20,000 words.
Jesse Calhoun met Devin Palmer five years ago, in front of a Christmas tree at a friend’s party. It was Jesse’s first holiday alone, away from home. Devin didn’t have much of a home to go back to. They found a way to make the season brighter, together.
Four years ago, Jesse brought Devin to his parents’ house and came out to them. It wasn’t all roses, but his family came around, and Devin’s spent each holiday with the Calhouns since then. Jesse really loves sharing Christmas with family, and sharing his family with Devin.
So he isn’t prepared to hear his mom say, “I don’t want Devin to come to the house for Christmas Eve this year.” Suddenly it’s not smooth sailing, keeping peace with the family he was born with.
I hope everyone has a good weekend, as the holidays approach.