It has taken me an entire week to get up to speed on novel writing after months of book tours and attending conventions and book signings. I cherish my alone time at the keyboard. Just as absence from a loved one is said to make the heart grow fonder, so does absence from writing make the words flow faster as if to make up for lost time. Many of the characters and plot ideas became fleshed out in my mind while I was away. I know exactly where I’m going with Pinking Shears, and I can’t wait to get there. I have several short stories stewing on back burners, and a new novel, Piano Wire, is now part of my Instruments of Death series.