Wow, the kids are back in school and September is almost here. Where did summer go? For those of you wondering what’s been going on in Vickie Taylor’s world, here’s a summary:
1) Wrote a book. The fourth book in the Gargoyles series, tentatively titled RUNESTONE is nearly complete
2) Did copy edits and galleys for my December and January releases, LEGACY OF STONE and A DOCTOR’S WATCH, respectively
3) Wrote 2 proposals and a novella
4) Volunteered with the Humane Society of North Texas after they assisted on one of the biggest puppy mill busts in Texas history when the Montague County Sheriff’s Office closed down Heddins Kennel and seized nearly 500 dogs. It’s been a tough year for animal welfare in Texas. Just weeks later, nearly 600 dogs were seized from a puppy mill in Kaufman County. This on top of the March seizure of around 250 large animals (horses, cows, llamas) in Hill County. Then we topped it all off two weeks ago with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office seizure of 77 prized Arabian horses from a ranch in my own home town! I’m currently spending several hours a day caring for the horses until they can be found homes, hopefully by the end of September.
5) Went on a bunch of searches for missing persons with my Search and Rescue dog, Krista. 2009 has been the busiest year in the 25 year history of the team.
6) Sold a super-secret project to a super-secret buyer which can’t be announced yet because the contract isn’t signed. How’s that for a teaser? More on that later. I hope…
Hmmm. Not much mention of vacation in my summer vacation report, is there? I’ve really been too busy to get away. I hope to correct that in October, starting with a breast cancer benefit trail ride called “Ride for the Cure” in Oklahoma. I’m going to have to find some pink booties and ribbons for his mane for my trail horse, Storm. *snort* He is NOT going to like that. I’ll have to catch some pictures just to embarrass him.
I hope everyone has had a fun and productive summer. Until next time,