Fall is gradually gaining a foothold in Atlanta, and the cooler air carries excitement with it. To me, fall has always brought a thrilling feeling of energy and adventure and possibilities, of exciting things just around the corner. So many opportunities are opening up at once: tomorrow the Moonlight & Magnolias writers’ conference begins, where I’ll be attending for the first time, eager to drink up all the knowledge that the more experienced authors have to share. I’m listening to voice actresses’ auditions for the audiobook of Sea of Secrets, which is thrilling to someone who loves theater and audio drama as much as I do. My cover designer is transforming the gorgeous cover art by Claudia of PhatPuppy Art into compelling covers, and watching them come to life is a delight. And I’m also drafting book three of the Ash Grove chronicles, and I don’t know if anything is as exciting as seeing where the characters I love decide to take the story. It’s a good time to be a writer. And with book one of the Ash Grove chronicles, The Shadow and the Rose, headed for a Halloween release, it’s not a bad time to be a reader either! I can’t wait to officially introduce the Ash Grove series to the world. This fall is an exciting time indeed.