Some of my friends and readers have been asking me, “What gives?” Especially in regard to the blog, which is a direct result of the pandemic. I explain all in the video here and I would like to add by recording this book I had a blast. I thought of how I read out loud years ago and I did accents, funny voices, and hammed it up. Because my technical abilities are not great if I flubbed and it wasn’t too egregious I just plowed on. If the flub was rotten I stopped the roll, erased the problem and started again.
Most of all I just wanted to divert, or entertain, or reach out while we all were in lockdown.
At least, theses are hard times, at most they are heartbreaking. If you want to take your mind off it for a little while come and listen. Start here: https://vickielester.com/2020/09/05/episode-1-hollywood-mine/ and click on the arrow in the bar at the end of the post. Or: you can type in Beguiling Hollywood on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts and follow the story there.
As to the print version of the novel it only exists right now as a sheaf of paper marked with the notes I made while standing in front of the microphone and as a document file on the computer. I may independently publish it, I haven’t thought that far ahead. If you’d like, tell me what you think.
Hold tight, things will get better.
I wish you love and health for the holidays.