Hello, all!!

I hope this post finds you well! Personally, I’m having quite a swell day because it’s cloudy outside and the temperature is mild and the leaves on the trees are changing colors! OHMYMUFFINS IT’S FAAAAAALL!!! Just so you know, this is my favorite season (pop quiz later, so remember that). And speaking of favorite seasons, Xavier’s is winter (because it’s cold and he’s very, very warm natured, so the low temperatures are actually comfortable for him) and Zenia’s is late spring (because that’s when her favorite flower blooms). Yup. Fun facts.

SOOOOOooooo. About the book. Things are taking so very long, causing my stress level to runneth over the very small cup that I am able to cope with. ;–; But that’s okay because it’ll be over soon (I hope). And I’m not talking about the book in general; I’m talking about the actual process of getting the book to the finished form which all of you will read. I’ve gone through a lot of bumps in the publishing road, and the before mentioned stress has managed to block my creative juices (on multiple occasions). I’ve written around 70,000 words on Book 2, but I can’t seem to continue at this point (which probably means some major editing is in my future). Instead of writing, I’ve found myself watching quite a few television shows since I found out that my dear brother has a Hulu Plus account. *v* And I’ve found that ┬áTV shows can actually help those creative juices get to flowing again sometimes!! Yay!! Haha if you’re wondering what kind of shows I’ve been watching, here’s a few I can think of: Prison Break(the ending was HORRIBLE), Grimm(I love the fairy tale references), Once Upon A Time, Graceland, NCIS/NCIS LA, and AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. (Did you see the one in all caps? Yeah, that’s like my favorite show OF ALL FLIPPIN TIME. If you haven’t ever watched it, WELL WHY NOOOOOTTT??? Go watch it. It will make your life better. Seriously. Oh, and I just started this new show called “Tomorrow People,” and it sounds promising.

All right, so as you can see, I’ve been spending quite a while doing much “research” (the word I use when my mother asks me what I’m doing). AND NO, IT HASN’T BEEN A WASTE OF TIME. It’s given me some great ideas, actually. I’m a very visual person, so sometimes ┬áseeing something acted out versus reading it in a book can help me to visualize a scene in my head that I’d like to use in my book. I think this is one of the reasons I like manga so much. Haha.

Yeah, so back to book things. At this point we are looking at the end of November for the availability of Mark of the Corripian. Keep in mind that this is NOT the official release date. It will not be available in stores online at this time; it will only be available through me (I will have a link on the website when the time comes) or through my publishing company. It will be available in paperback and e-book. But the official release date will probably be in or around February.

Aside from that, I have a couple local events that I’m going to be involved in soon. This weekend I will be at a Ladies Expo at Faulkner University in Pelham, and next month I will be speaking at a local library for “Homeschool Hangout.” I’m actually hoping to have books to sell for the one next month! (Fingers crossed!)

I believe that’s all I have for today. Here’s a picture for you:

My favorite A:TLA character

My favorite A:TLA character

Yes, this is completely unrelated to my book or anything that has to do with writing, really. But that’s okay. I just want to share with you the awesomeness that is Avatar: The Last Airbender. And further encourage you to watch it so you can get to know my favorite television character EVER.

That is all. Have a swell day.

Farewell to all,

B.H. Parker

“I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” Ecclesiastes 3:12 (NIV)