I’m between books. My 29th book in the Haunting Danielle series, The Ghost and the Church Lady, was released last Thursday. So far, I am thrilled with the response from my readers. I always get nervous when I put a new Haunting Danielle book out, especially since this is a large series. 

It will be a few weeks until I sit down at the computer and begin chapter one in Book 30, The Ghost and the Medium, which comes out May 19, 2022. Time between books, after I’ve released a book and haven’t started writing a new one, is my down time—time for me to tend to other chores.

During my last down time—which was longer than normal—I was busy moving from Arizona to Oregon and settling into our new home. I won’t have as much down time between books 29 and 30, but I still have a lot to do. Tomorrow I plan to finish up my taxes and get them off to our accountant. Which is always fun—not. Have you done your taxes yet?

I still have that knee replacement I need to squeeze in sometime. But, I haven’t heard back from my doctor yet, and I haven’t figured out what to do about Mom while I’m dealing with the knee.

When I do get to the actual writing part, where will I do it? Since I don’t have a home office here—like in our last home—I started Book 29 in the living room, yet eventually moved my desk into the bedroom, for more privacy. It’s hard for me to write when someone is in the room.

And now that we have a heater in the family barn, I might start The Ghost and the Medium in there. I claimed a nook, where I put my bookshelves, books, and rolltop desk (see top photo). 

The photo was taken over Christmas. As you can see, I am wrapped in a blanket. It was pretty cold in the barn back then, too cold to write. But we have since added a built-in heater, so I can actually use my corner office in the family barn without freezing. 

11 comments on “Writing Life


    Thanks for the update. You put out more books a year than some of the other authors I read and do a great job. I love your Haunting Danielle books. Your barn looks great. I hope it works for you.

  2. Ruby Mendenhall

    About your mom she has Medicare so get with them they should be able to get some one to come in and help with her a few days a week look into it. Do you know when the new books coming out in audio?

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thank you…I will keep checking. I have been asking various agencies, and they keep telling me Medicare won’t cover anything for her. But I will try to get someone at Medicare that can help me. The Ghost and the Birthday Boy is coming out March 22 and the Ghost and the Church Lady is April 12. According to Tantor Media.

  3. Lorietta Gail Andersen

    Home health can be a wonderful thing for your mom while you are having your surgery and after while you are recovering.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Yes, that’s what I am looking into. I was on the phone all day last week trying to figure it out!

  4. Sharon Caldwell

    I’m so excited to see that you’ve got another new book coming, Bobbi! I’m trying to hold on and continue reading them all in order. Right now I’m getting ready to read The Ghost Who Lied.
    Each one has been so amazing!

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Thanks for the kind words. Yep, best to read them in order. Glad you like them!!

  5. Dala Stahley

    That is some barn you have. I see alot of intersting stories being written out there. Enjoy your down time. Your fans need you to stay healthy and vibrant.

  6. Margie Wateland

    Perhaps you could check with your county’s social services; Mn has the Alternative Care Grant, other states likely have something similar. If a client does not qualify for MA but whose savings would be depleted by 6 mos of nursing home care and has enough dependencies to qualify, ACG covered HHA, HM, respite, equipment, etc…

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