Where did the summer go?

Where did the summer go? As I sit at my desk, looking at the spattering of yellow leaves on my still very green lawn, I know that winter is not too far off. But right now, I want to celebrate Autumn with a quick look back at where the summer actually went!

We balanced eggs at Mabon (Autumn Equinox) to celebrate the balance in life at a time when the world is cloaked for 24 hours equally-half in light, half in darkness.
Deer Lodge Tennessee Rainbows are as fleeting as magnificent when you can catch them!

Summer roared to a very quick-paced, jam-packed end with an unexpected trip to Tennessee to help care for my sick grandmother. At 98 years young Mother is healthier than I am, but an unexpected fall laid her up for a bit. She is doing really well, getting back to normal, and looking forward to her 99th birthday come June, 2023!

My Grandmother, Evaughn.

We said farewell to August with a much anticipated Barnes and Noble Book Signing/Meet the Author event that was a huge success!

Janina Grey at New Hartford Barnes and Noble!

I spent the afternoon surrounded by loved ones, family, old and new friends, and a great supportive B&N staff that made sure everything went smoothly. LIFE IS FOR LIVING is now in print at B&N, Alabaster & Ash, Amazon, and Soul Mate Publishing! If you’ve not read it yet, grab a copy. Since it’s Book 2 of the Earth and Sky series, you may want to pick up Book 1/LOVE IN THE FOREST. Both have been well received with lots of great reviews.

Mohawk Valley Rainbow!

September was filled with rainbows, a very cool wedding I had the honor to officiate, spiders (my spirit totem and the bane of my existence. Definitely a love/hate relationship there!) end of summer bonfires, our first in person Pagan Pride Day since the pandemic, experimenting with meal plans, and prepping for autumn and winter!

Hope to have another fire before the snows set in.

October started off with a Cheese Festival in Little Falls, a family gathering to celebrate a milestone in my great-nephew Hunter’s life (again in Little Falls) and decorating for Samhain!

Little Falls Cheese Festival, 2022

Peppered in between those fun times, I got my butt in gear and finished LOST IN YOUR RHYTHM! Jack and Liza’s story is complete! I’m wrapping up the final first read through before I send it off to Soul Mate Publishing for it’s 2023 release!

Typing The End is one of the most exhilarating feelings I’ve ever experienced. Toasting myself with a bit of Irish Whiskey is definitely in order!

So while this was a quick recap, I promise to add more pics and better explanations. My days have been filled with edits and rewrites as I try to get LOST IN YOUR RHYTHM ready to send out, so bear with me.

We’ve got announcements coming up regarding possible additional book signing dates, raffle winners (still haven’t been drawn yet!), and exciting news about a Featured Author spot in a romance trade publication that is due out in November/December!

I’ve got some holiday decorating to finish, and a very cool conference I’ll be attending this coming weekend. More details on that to follow! in the meantime, enjoy some Halloween fun times below!

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