R.I.P. Dell Inspiron 1501

If any of you have been wondering where I’ve been for the last week or so, wonder no more. My laptop – the main computer I do most of my work on – took its last breathe and completely died on me. Blown video card from what I’m told. I’ve had the computer for 3-4 years now, and when I purchased it, it was a refurbished model to begin with. But, she’s been a good computer and will always remain in my memory.

Luckily – and most importantly – the hard drive was able to be salvaged. Most of last week was spent getting my email and files back up and running on an old Compaq Presario R3000 that friends of mine gave me. The system works great for what I need to get done, and I am more than grateful for their generosity.

With that frustratingly horrible ordeal behind me, I’m off to try and have a productive week. The cover art for Endangered Memories is guaranteed to be finished by this Saturday. I’ve gotten a beta read of the book back from one of my biggest fans and received a slew of positive comments about it. I also finished reading the book to my wife and am now working through the final edits. I’ll be spending most of the later half of the week and the weekend working on the formatting for the ebook version which I hope – and will be striving very hard – to release sometime late next week. Paperback will be released shortly thereafter.

Well, I have a load of work to do, so I’m off to do it. Just wanted to say I’m back and I hope to see you all on the other side of a productive and hopeful week.


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