I can’t believe July is almost over. Geez. Half the summer is gone; I haven’t finished landscaping my yard, and I’ve only BBQ’d twice. :( But it’s not all bad news. The trade paperback version of Death in the Traveling City is now available most everywhere. And I’m almost finished prepping The Digging Crew for its fall release. Fingers crossed. I only have one last format to do. Yay! I met with Michelle, the illustrator who does the artworks for my books, and we threw ideas around for the cover. A few stuck. Needless to say I can’t wait to see the first sketch for this one.
On a different note, I saw several good movies this summer. Thor was entertaining, although the love story felt force. That aspect of the plot didn’t work for me. X-men: First Class was really good. I especially liked Michael Fassbender in the role of Magneto. That’s smart casting! Of course, I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. I loved it! I thought it was a highly satisfying ending for this series. I wasn’t sure they could pull it together, but they did. I’m a bit sad that’s it over though. I also saw Captain America and enjoyed it quite a bit. It has the right blend of humor and action--a fun movie.