CJ Clark, Author

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May 4, 2017

Happy Spring!

Unfortunately my area of the world is under water. Flooding has virtually shut down many roads and businesses. But on a brighter note: aren't these peonies gorgeous? They remind me of my grandmother and mother who both had bushes.  I managed to snag a few before the rain destroyed them all and their heady perfume is wafting through the air from my kitchen counter.

Some of you have been wondering when my next book will be out. Sadly, I have had to set writing aside as my husband's dementia worsens. I seldom have time to myself. But someday. . .

Since my last post, which was ages ago, we have lost our dogs. My beautiful Husky had cancer and my obedient Shepherd mix developed a spinal condition which ultimately did not allow her to walk.  I also lost one of my cats. We tried replacing the dogs with a Pyrenee's mix from a rescue organization, but she had too many problems and after a few months I had to return her. I do miss her though. When she was good, she was very good. When she was bad . . .

And we are looking for a new home.  It's a little disappointing when the realtor leads you to believe he has the cat in the bag only for the deal to fall through. But I remain optimistic; that lucky buyer is out there somewhere. And that perfect home for us is out there too!  Meanwhile I have become almost fanatical on wanting a retro home (especially the kitchen) so spend much time on Pinterest  looking at vintage kitchens, etc.

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.  ~Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963