Monday, August 5, 2013

Itty-bitty blog

Hi! Thanks for checking out my itty-bitty blog. I am always impressed with people who write fully developed personal essays for each of their blog posts. I’m not one of those people. Although I’ve written more than 20 novels, I never cease to be amazed that I can actually write an entire book. In case there is an expiration date on creating storylines, I’m afraid to spend that time on beginning, middles, and endings herein. Even so, I will post every other week or so with my latest goings on.

This week, what’s going on is that my son, a Lieutenant in the Air Force, is about to leave for South Korea for a year. Less than a month ago, he returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan. I can’t begin to express how proud, relieved, and ecstatic I am that his tour of duty has ended. My daughter, husband, and I will soon be leaving for a family vacation in the NC Outer Banks.

Otherwise, I’m starting on my eighth book in the Domestic Bliss series, which is written as Leslie Caine and features interior designers Gilbert & Sullivan. The title, TWO FUNERALS AND A WEDDING, gives some clues about the plot. With luck and diligence, that eBook will be on sale by mid-January.

Since 1990, when I made the decision to fold my technical-writing business and concentrate on my life’s dream of becoming a novelist, I’ve created four series. Like any good mother, I love all of my series equally. My youngest brainchild is THE SOUL SHIFTERS, and that is the one that needs the most nurturing. As a thriller aimed primarily at young-adult readers, this is a new, unfamiliar world for me. I’d love to hear any suggestions you might have for ways to promote that series, and I hope that you’ll check it out--even if you’re not between the ages of 11 and 29.

Warmest regards,


  1. Nice web site, Leslie! Will there ever be any more in the two older series (Allie/Molly)?

    Linda Brue

    1. Hi, Linda.

      Thanks! Yes, there will be a new Allie in 2014. I'll aim for the summer. I'll write a new Molly after that. I'm currently writing a new Domestic Bliss: Two Funerals and a Wedding.

      Best wishes,