Monday, April 02, 2007

Various Updates

Happy Monday, and a shout out to those of you at Mt. Hermon. Haven’t heard from a one of you folks. Is somebody killing off all the BGs this year in my absence?

Sundry items for you on this first work day in April:

1. When it rains, it pours. A week ago I was just getting the hang of crutching around, including going up and down stairs. Then another problem. I have this weak right arm, see. I never lift anything heavy with it, or it “goes out” on me. When it does, it hurts like crazy and I can’t put any weight on it at all. I even lose some rotating motion in the arm. That’s what happened a week ago, as a result of so much body weight being supported by my arms. So I’ve been down to one arm and one leg. One good arm doesn’t do the trick for crutches.

My chiropractor/kinesiologist can always get the arm back into place for me, and I have an appointment set for tomorrow. Still, I won’t be able to use it like before, or it’ll just go out again. So I have another two weeks of basically hopping on one foot, supported by one crutch. Sheesh.

Fortunately my handy-dandy rolling physician’s chair has been awesome for the main floor. But in my office or in the bedroom, it’s true Hop-Along Cassidy.

2. I’ve just learned (rather late) that my Hidden Faces series has sold to a large print publisher. The first two books in the series, Brink of Death and Stain of Guilt, are now available. The other two will release by the end of this year, I think. They’re published by Thorndike Press in hardback and with different covers. I’ve had people ask me about this availability every once in awhile, and I’m glad to say it’s finally getting done. My mom’s real happy about this one.

3. Coral Moon is now available at and They originally had listed the availability dates as late this month, but they’ve now received their shipments. is selling it for $10.39, and for $9.99. However, on if you combined Coral Moon with some other book in the free shipping program for an order of at least $25, you won’t have to pay for shipping. Of course, best of all worlds is that you support your local Christian bookstore by buying it there. Copies should now be on shelves.

4. Next issue of Sneak Pique, my e-mail newsletter sent every other month, will be going out in a day or two. If you’re not signed up and would like to be, visit
this page on my web site. Sneak Pique includes a list of newly released CBA novels in all genres, so it’s a great way to keep up on the industry in general. Each issue also features a behind-the-scenes look at another novelist, and a contest as a way to win a free book.

5. One month from today I shall be turning in Amber Morn, fourth and final in the Kanner Lake series. Agh! Better get writing.

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Kristy Dykes said...

Glad to hear an update of how you're faring with your broken ankle. But sorry it includes the arm problem. Prayers are still going up for you. A few weeks ago, a parishioner was driving down the road, and someone ran a red light and T-boned him. It broke both his kneecaps and an ankle, so he's totally bed-bound. I feel so sorry for him.

Congrats on the Thorndike publishing.

God bless--

Jannie Ernst said...

Oh goodie, Amber Morn is almost ready to turn in. Write, Brandilyn, write! Last night at our small group, I have excited everyone about Brandilyn Collins' seatbelt suspense, and Barnes & Noble will probably have some serious visitors from our church today. I'm in the final stages of reading Coral Moon, and can't put it down, so I have to go back to reading now. The laundry can seriously wait.....

Janet Rubin said...

Good stuff is happening! That's terrific. I've just begun Coral Moon. Love it!

Lynette Eason said...

Just finished Coral Moon...and I didn't even have to sign up for the BHCC...yet. I am sooooo glad I saved the read for my beach trip. Of course, now I've got 5 days left of vacation and no more Brandilyn Collins to read. Sigh. Might as well go home, I guess. Hehehe. Scary stuff, but Wow. Wow. You've rendered me speechless. (Don't worry, that will pass and I'll post a review for you on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble; just gotta let the thing gel (jell?) for a bit. And kudos to ya...I had the bad guy all figured out--only to be way wrong. That doesn't happen often to me. (Not bragging, just stating a fact. Grinning here.)

Can't wait for the next two in the series...I'd say "hop" to it and get writing, but that would be kinda mean, wouldn't it? (Snicker) Sorry, couldn't resist.

Seriously, I hope you heal fast. Prayers going up for you!




~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Thanks, Lynette. Glad you enjoyed it. The BHCC doesn't need another member. :)

Deena said...

Father, I humbly ask that You strengthen Brandilyn's weak arm and heal her ankle. Give her peace, patience and joy as she waits for You. Bless her with an abundance of creativity, and shower her in unexpected ways with Your love and Your provision. God, she brings so much to all of us through her writing...I thank You for the talent You've given her. Please put Your hand of protection and anointing over her and never remove it. Love on her real good today, Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.

Only 4 books in this series?? **sniff**sniff**...sad, but so glad to know the title of book four so I can be watchin' for it at lurk there, watching for new your stuff!!