For those of you who are interested, and keep asking me, I continue to wait with strained patience for word from my publisher, OakTara, about when my two novels will be published. My contract was signed in June 08, but like all publishers, it seems, they are utterly swamped with manuscripts to be read and other pressing business. I did hear from them in December that work on The Forest and The Wisdom of Ambrose would begin shortly after the first of the year, but to date, am still waiting. I have noticed that some other new authors who were signed about the same time have begun the process, so I have hope that I am near the front of the queue.
Thank you all for your continued interest and encouragement! I hope one of these days to have a more exciting announcement.