I have seen so many wonderful things on this trip I am on. The rolling hills of Oregon are something out of Lord of the Rings and well worth visiting - the smoke-filled haze of Sacramento as the landscape burns is dramatic and slightly terrifying. The beauty of the Columbia river as it winds past rocky shores, with volcanoes looming in the distance, is illuminating and a moment trapped in my memories forever. The Pacific as it laps against the beach in California and the vastness of Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico are peaceful, humbling, and overwhelming. This country of ours is amazing; the people are even better. I have met so many extraordinary human beings, defined by their inner-beauty and willingness to live in kindness and love.
Unless they're in a car. Then they hate you and want to kill you, apparently. Driving is a defense sport and I have never noticed it more than spending hours on the road fighting through traffic. Could we all just agree that driving politely is the best way not to get charged with vehicular homicide and let it go at that? Aggression is for hockey games and trying to open pickle jars.
I'm currently nearing the end of yet another edit to Redemption, the next book in The Assassin Trilogy. It needs to go back out to the editor, then come back to me, then it'll be ready. I'm thinking an October release at this point. I will keep you guys updated and let you know when I have a date set.
Go out and explore this world, friends! It's well worth it!