Today the 30th book in my Haunting Danielle series, The Ghost and the Medium, went live. It’s currently available in eBook, paperback, and coming out in audiobook format. I don’t know the date of the audiobook release yet.

I often wonder what other authors do when they have a new book come out. Do they throw a gala party? Open bottles of champagne? Go out to dinner? What?

While wondering what they do on such an auspicious day—I’ll share what I did today.

Let’s see…I started the day by helping my mother take a bath, gave her coffee and breakfast. I cleaned the house (with hubby’s help), sorted laundry, washed clothes, baked four loaves of bread, changed the sheets (with hubby’s help)… gave Mom lunch…

Yep, exciting day! Yet, one nice thing about a small house, it’s just 2 pm and most of it is clean. The only room we didn’t touch was Mom’s, and I plan to do that tomorrow morning.

If I was still living in Lake Havasu City, tonight I would be giving a speech at the high school graduation, where I will be receiving one of this year’s distinguished alumni awards, which I mentioned in yesterday’s post.

But I’m in Oregon now, and it was not possible to travel to Havasu with my other commitments. So, who will be reading my speech?

I understand it will be Pat Rooney. Pat was my Civics teacher during my senior year of high school. Back then he was an enthusiastic young former Marine, starting his teaching and coaching career at my high school and would later become its principal. I ran into Pat again years later, after I moved back to Havasu with my husband and kids. Don and I were real estate agents with McCulloch Realty when Pat retired from the school district and started a new career in real estate, also with McCulloch Realty.

So tonight, Pat will be reading my speech in Arizona, while I’ll be quietly celebrating the release of The Ghost and the Medium in Oregon. There won’t be any champagne, but Don will be grilling burgers, and I suppose I could have a martini. Hmm… I think there are some olives in the fridge…

Nahh, I’ll probably skip the martini.

(Photo: Yep, that’s me in my stylish shoes and pajama pants.)

10 comments on “The Exciting Life of a USA Today Bestselling Author

  1. Erica L Alderman

    Enjoy a martini and be proud of your achievements. I lose myself in your books and have already started the first chapter of The Ghost and the Medium. Once I get my kids settled, I plan on running a hot bath with a glass of wine and will continue reading. You have created something amazing. Celebrate.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you so much…..I think maybe I might rethink that martini….

      Hope you enjoy the new book!!

  2. Bobbie Moser

    Congratulations on the book & the award! Sometimes just relaxing & spending time with your love ❤️ one’s is all you need in life. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      So very true!! It’s what is most important!

  3. Cindy Russell

    This is why I love you and your books so much! Real life and honest living your books and posts get me through tough days and I look forward to the new books like a kid waiting on Christmas morning! I’m toasting all your success with a hot tea in my Haunting Daniel mug. A margarita crossed my mind but I’ll save those calories for a fresh baked cinnamon roll from a famous seaside bakery I’ve read about *wink*
    Love you and love the books! You are living life exactly right. I’m digging the lounge outfit too! Lol

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      That’s very sweet of you to say, thank you.:)

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