Sinner here! So, did you miss me? I missed you guys and I'm happy to be here because I'm getting better every day. But I still don't know what's happened to my baby.....
Anyhow, it's been a very long while since I've visited. I'd say too long, wouldn't you? A lot has happened since I last spent some time with you all. So, let me begin:
The last time I was here was May 15. Wow! Has it really been that long? Well, I guess it has been. OK. Well -- since then, Minnie's been to Puerto Rico to visit with her Mom for her 90th birthday in June -- but don't get it twisted people. It was no picnic. Minnie's Mom is very sick and bedridden, but she is alert and really enjoyed her birthday. Her brother hired a band to serenade her with songs of her youth. It was very emotional. It was the first time in a long time she was able to sustain herself in her wheelchair for any length of time.
Just a few hours after arriving home after her trip, Minnie went and adopted herself a cat -- a 17 pound grey and white cat named Bosco. He's a fat cat and she's put him on a diet! LOL!!
Then things started to happen! Minnie started following this guy on twitter ... some guy named Jorge Salgado-Reyes. He's a PI you know, but she followed him .. get it?? HAHA!! Anyhow, this guy is also the founder and manager of an indie publishing company called Indie Authors Press. So this Jorge guy gets it in his head that he wants to put her under the spotlight. I thought she committed some sort of crime. I told her not to do it, but she did! I was scared for her, but it turns out that it was for an interview series on his forum!! DUH!! This is what happened: http://www.salgado-reyes.com/forums/showthread.php?1842-Shining-the-SPOTLIGHT-on-Minnie-Lahongrais
Next thing you know she agrees to sign on with his company and write books for them!!! Here! Here's the announcement: http://www.salgado-reyes.com/forums/content.php?118-Author-Minnie-Lahongrais-signs-publishing-deal-with-Indie-Authors-Press.
You know? They also have a Writer's / Beta Readers Circle for you authors reading this. Check it out: http://www.salgado-reyes.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?26-Writers-amp-Beta-Readers-Circle. It's a confidential forum, so if you want to participate, you'll have to join. It's free! So you should join!! They offer blogs too .. for free! It's all free on that website! Cool, huh?
Anyhow, back to Minnie, here's her author page: http://www.salgado-reyes.com/forums/content.php?122-Sinner-s-Ride
Her bio is here for those two people who still don't know who she is: http://www.salgado-reyes.com/forums/content.php?121-Minnie-Lahongrais-Biography. Those of you who don't know her -- what are you, living under a rock??
Good for her though!! I'm very happy for her and she's very excited about this deal. And don't tell anybody, but this guy seems pretty cool too .. the thing is, like I said before, come closer...HE'S A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN REAL LIFE!!! Ssssh!! She better watch her step!! That gave me an idea! Do you think he could help me find my baby? Could somebody ask him? Please?
So now she's all about her writing! What's up with that?? She's forgotten all about me!! Well ... that's not true. She recently had a release party for my story and she read an excerpt that went really well. Everyone sat in rapt attention. I love it when that happens! There were so many people ... some she never even met!! And, my story is selling like hotcakes at her office after some executive decided to run a story on her in their company e-newsletter. That is good for me. Her company has offices everywhere!! She's getting phone calls from people and she's talking to people she hasn't spoken to in a long time and she's happy. I also think she is planning to make my story available right here on her blog, so look for that in the next couple of days. And between you and I, I know she has copies at her home, so you can get your copy really quickly when you place an order for it here AND she WILL sign it! I'll make sure of that!
Oh! Oh! Here she comes. I'm going to go now. I don't want her to be mad at me for being on her computer. Be nice to her people! Leave a comment or send her a tweet letting her know that you all encouraged me to write because you missed me, OK?
I'll be back soon.....