Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sorry I haven't written. . .

Okay, so I haven't blogged for almost 2 months. Here's why:

Yeah, that collection of prescription drugs (and that's not even all of it) represents an almost 6-week illness that required 2 hospitalizations and almost $15,000 in medical bills. It started out innocently enough----as a nasty summer cold-slash-allergy attack. Then it turned into a drug-resistant bacterial infection (aka a "superbug") that was the single worst illness of my life. Fevers of 104 degrees for weeks, extreme dehydration, trouble breathing, hallucinations---the whole bit. Seriously, there were a few days I actually thought I was going to die. The superbug stumped my doctors----I saw five of them, plus the hospital docs and even two infectious disease specialists---and none of them could figure out why none of the antibiotics were working. Finally, after three separate rounds of antibiotics, two hospitalizations, and a lot of good-old-fashioned praying, I finally began to get better. In the meantime, I really had to re-order my life. I cut out a bunch of extra stuff, shut down a side business, pushed back all my writing deadlines, and just generally changed my world outlook. Life is short and precious, and you just never know when it might end.

In the meantime, I have a new book coming out today. It's Vol. 3 in my popular VITAL SIGNS medical romance series---this time with a new publisher, Silver Publishing. (You can still get Vols. 1 and 2 from Ravenous Romance.) Check it out.

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