Hello, End of Summer, Thank God You’re Here!

Summer is winding down and though most people are dreading the end of the season, I’m pretty happy and stoked for its departure. Now that the kids are back in school, I can finally get back to my normal work routine. No more of the constant interruptions summertime brings.

As a kid, summer was my favorite season. As an adult, not so much. I dislike being hot, sweaty, and sticky every time I step outside. I dislike the bees buzzing around my front porch ready to attack me. I dislike the spiders and their massive webs and the plump, red mosquito bites that keep me scratching all day. I dislike what the humidity does to my hair and what the extreme heat does to my attitude. I’m also not a fan of all the happy summer lovers who can’t seem to understand that not all of us love summer.

Another weighing factor of why I’m not in love with summer is the fact my kids are out of school, which is a conundrum in itself. I then become a deranged taxi driver for said kids—continually carting them from Point A to Point B—in order to keep them from lying on the couch playing video games and eating Cheetos all summer.

No, I’m not a summer lover and so glad the end is near. And even though I do enjoy a good pair of flip-flops and sandals; cookouts and ice cream; and, of course, trips to the beach, spring and fall are the seasons I covet. They are the beautiful seasons which bring me peace and restore my soul.

Goodbye summer, see ya next year.

 

NOTE: Thanks to Alexandra Caselle, Melissa Kinnel, and Melissa Maygrove for their blog shout outs of my debut novel Sifting Through Mud. If you missed their posts, click on their names to check it out. (If there are other blog posts I’m unaware of, please forgive my oversight.)

FYI: My initial blog tour has been rescheduled for October. Details to come.

 

WANTED: Laughter

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a good laugh. This video NEVER gets old for me. It cracks me up EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch it. All my years in a corporate office setting makes me relate to this video on so many levels. And after the crazy days and unexpected detours I had last week for my debut novel, all I want this week is to have some laughs. Enjoy.

A Glitch in the Program

Sorry, everyone!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the book blog tour for Sifting Through Mud is postponed and being rescheduled at a later date.

Sometimes things happen beyond our control and we have to roll with the punches. I’m rolling in stride because all things work together for good.

Stay tuned, and stay stoked!

I’m still stoked. Woo Hoo!!!

Photo by Mister GC

My Book Tour is on The Horizon

The count down has begun and the Sifting Through Mud release date is only three short days away (oh my!!!!). Irresistible Reads is hosting an online book tour for the book. The tour starts Monday, August 18th to kick off my release day celebration.

I hope you all will join me for the festivities. A listing of all the tour stops will be posted here on the release date so you can peruse some or all of the participating blogs and social media hangouts.

If you want to be a host on the tour, it’s not too late to sign up at Irresistible Reads Book Tours. Click here for sign up.

There’s a lots of excitement and nervous energy swarming around my house. Well, not really. My kids couldn’t care less, and my husband has already sung praises in my favor to his network of people and been listening to me blab about it for several weeks that the thrill is probably gone for him. But not for me. I’m still stoked. :)   :)   :)

See you all in three days.

Coming Soon: My Debut Novel!

You can’t even begin to imagine how thrilled and excited I am to announce my upcoming debut novel Sifting Through Mud. This has been a long time coming and the time has finally arrived. Oh yeah!!!!!!!!  Woo hoo!!!!!!!!

Below are all the details.

 

Title: Sifting Through Mud

Author: Demetria Foster Gray

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: August 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

Book Synopsis/Summary

The death of Nyla’s husband comes as a shock to everyone except Nyla. What’s shocking to Nyla is her inability to grieve his death like a typical loving wife should grieve. But Nyla isn’t a typical loving wife. She’s a woman in desperate need to breathe. The oxygen in her life has long gone, and the astonishing thing she feels from her husband’s death is relief, not grief.

Even more astonishing is the rare and unexpected friendship which develops between Nyla and her dead husband’s mistress. However, Nyla isn’t aware her new best friend is a former mistress. And as their friendship deepens into an unshakable bond, Nyla is forced to face secrets her husband took with him to his grave. This means she has to sift through mud to unravel the truth. A truth that’s better off dead.

Yet through it all, the one thing which makes Nyla violently breathless, is the exact same thing that causes her to finally breathe.

 

 Sifting Through Mud…COMING SOON…Tell your friends!

Contemporary Fiction

Available August 18, 2014