Touching Base (It’s almost baseball season, right?)

Ciao, amici! Sorry I’ve been MIA, but there’s a lot going on in my family. You know I’m now a proud (obnoxiously so) grandmother to the most precious little girl on the planet. (Yes, I sound biased, but it’s my blog, so I can be. But I’m not really because she is amazing!) I honestly don’t know how I get any work done at all. I just want to spend every second with her. I mean, just look at that smile…

In other news, I’ve been hanging out with my dogs (that my son now cares for, as my new home isn’t really conducive to three rowdy Labs). I know this picture doesn’t depict their boisterous spirits, but they were fighting for prime real estate next to Mom. The other two snestled in as close as they could get. That’s my leg at the bottom. Casey is plastered to my hip. Lucky is curled up facing the camera, and Max stretched out beside him. It was really just a big huddle of happiness.

With the Keystone Couples series now finished and released, it’s time to turn my attention to other things. Namely, other genres. Before I move on to that news, though, let me thank all of you who have read one or more of the stories. I hope you enjoyed them. By the reviews, I feel like you did, and that delights me. (And MANY THANKS for the wonderful reviews. Your kind words always make my heart soar.) Because I’ve been so busy with my family, I didn’t have time to do a proper tour, but so many of you stepped up to help me promote regardless, and I’m eternally grateful to all of you.

If you missed my release notifications but are interested in this series, you can click the graphic above to go to the series page, or you can click on the individual links:

No Such Luck
Pour it On
Between the Vines

I have a few more romances saved on my hard drive, but it’s time to move on. At least, for a while. I’ve already completed the first in a new series of suspense novels. Book two is outlined, and book three’s concept is solid and just needs to be fleshed out. I’ll be talking about those over the next few months, but I haven’t decided when I’ll start releasing them. Until then, know that’s what I’m working on.

That, and editing for clients.

And I still have that surprise coming later this year!

If things go according to plan, I’ll have completed a short work that’s a prequel to the series by the end of April and will release it hopefully in May to whet your appetites for the new series. Maybe I’ll start doing my Two-Paragraph Tuesdays again to share snippets. Let me know if that interests you.

So, I think you’re all caught up now. I’ve been out of touch and missed so much. Why don’t you leave a comment and tell me what’s going on in your world? Grazie!

75 thoughts on “Touching Base (It’s almost baseball season, right?)

  1. Love that smile! Your granddaughter is such a little cutie! Love your fur babies as well, and I’m glad you’re able to spend time with them, too.

    Congratulations on finishing your series (which I’ve added to my reading list). A suspense series sounds good, and I also like the idea of sharing snippets. Have a great week!

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    • I didn’t get any work done, and I don’t care. It was a weekend full of all the people I love best (and three of my four favorite animals). Can’t do much better than that. Thanks, Sandra!


  2. Sorry I’m late to the party, Staci, but it doesn’t make that grandbaby of yours any less adorable! Great pic! And I enjoyed reading about all you’ve been up to or plan to get up to soon! Good luck with everything on your agenda, and give that sweet baby a hug from this granny in Florida! 😀 ❤

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  3. Hi Staci, nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by. I know so many of your friends who have commented, so I’m surprised we haven’t met. Your grandbaby is adorable. I would get nothing done. Having three fur babies, 2 cats and a dog, I’m pretty much there already. Congratulations on finishing your series. How impressive. You are a bundle of energy. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Let’s cover the important things first. Your granddaughter is so stinkin’ adorable!! As are the fur babies. You’ve had such an exciting few months, Staci. Congrats on all your accomplishments! I can’t wait to see what’s next. ❤

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  5. Your granddaughter’s smile must melt hearts wherever she goes ❤ and your fur-babies are adorable! I’m happy to hear you’re working on a new series- can’t wait. Yes, I vote for snippets!
    We’ve had my grandson staying with us for the last six months while my daughter gets a well-deserved rest and prepares for her next big adventure. It’s been wonderful reconnecting with him after all the years apart. He’s almost six feet now and his voice has changed- a young man in the making.
    On the writing front, I’m working on a YA duet that’s tugging on my heartstrings. I hope it does the same for readers 🙂

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    • How wonderful that you’ve had this time with your grandson. I hope your daughter’s new chapter leads to many good things.

      As for your new series, I have no doubt it will be as engaging as all your other work. Cheering you on!

      And thanks for the kind words about Lulu and my doggos. 💕

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  6. By all means, post snippets, Staci. Sounds like you’ve been a busy bee. All good things, which is great. Your new grand baby is adorable (but you knew that already ;-)). As for me, I was racing toward the finish line of my next Grafton County novel when the flu body-slammed me. Rather than fight through it like I usually do, I figured I’d work the morning, then rest. 🙂

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  7. Oh my gosh, Staci, you’ve got a keeper with that precious little one and her heart-melting smile.
    Sweet pic of the dogs curled up beside you.
    I certainly enjoyed my read:) I need to get the other 2 read. I’m anxious to see your other writing irons in the fire.
    Take special care.

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  8. What a sweet picture, Staci 🙂 I love that little smile. Three labs would be a handful, ours was sweet but forever getting into trouble…lol. I loved Inbetween The Vines and look forward to your new projects. Xo

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    • The puppers are definitely a lot to handle, but they’re family and I love them, so they’re worth it. (Of that, I’m sure you had no doubt.) Lulu has had me smiling since I found out I was going to be a grandma, and it gets better every day.

      So glad you enjoyed the series. Thanks for all your support!


  9. Oh, that precious little one. I can almost smell her. Babies have that sweetness that is never matched by anything else. Congrats on the Keystone Couples series! I loved all of the books and look forward to what you have in store! Congrats on the beautiful granddaughter and how wonderful to get to spend time with your fur babies!

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  10. Congratulations!!! Being a grandma is wonderful! And congrats on all the books you’ve finished and have in the works. This is going to be a big year for you. Enjoy the new baby and your dogs, and happy writing:)

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    • Being a grandmother IS wonderful. Nothing like it.

      It feels like it’s been a whirlwind for the last few years. I wouldn’t mind things calming down a bit. But I’m certainly going to enjoy family time (human and pet) while I can. Thanks, Judi!

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  11. You might be right about the cutest smile around. Woah! How would you do anything else? I’m amazed at all the writing you have planned. I’m still struggling with one book, nothing else even close to started.

    Thanks for the update!

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  12. Who wouldn’t be distracted by such a cutie. I know I my grandsons have that influence on me.
    I have been busy these past months, but not with my personal writing. I’ve done sever RFP (request for proposals) and reports for my new job.

    Add our move to the new state, sick puppy, and freelancing for my old company and well… It’s been busy.

    Loved seeing your dogs. They looked happy to see you too.

    I hope to have life settle down soon and get a better schedule.

    Can’t wait for the upcoming series and definitely do the teaser Tuesday!

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    • Your grandsons are adorable. I love looking at their pictures, too, and can’t wait until they visit again.

      You have been busy. But I’m looking forward to you PICKING ONE FICTION PROJECT and completing it. 😁

      Thanks, Michele.

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  13. A precious granddaughter (she put a big smile on my face the second I saw the pic) and lovable furry friends! I’ve still got Between the Vines to read, and I’m excited to hear about your surprise. My cloning theory about you is still a thing.

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  14. Evaluna is an angel and her smile would warm anyone’s heart. 💗 Enjoy every moment with her, Staci. What a precious gift! And…congratulations on finishing the Keystone Couples series! As you know, I loved each of the books — and look forward to your new series.

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the series, Gwen. Thanks for your support!

      Lulu has stolen my heart. I’m finding it hard not to scroll back up to see that smile again. (Of course I’m going to. I have no willpower when it comes to her.) 💕


  15. Your little granddaughter is a sweetie! I just love that smile. And the “huddle of happiness” is such a fun share.

    I enjoyed the entire Keystone Couples series, and eagerly look forward to seeing what you do with suspense novels. Can’t wait for those. Teaser Tuesdays sounds great, too.

    I just finished my WIP and am presently in editing mode. I’ve got two potential story ideas waiting on the back burner and look forward to working on one of those as soon as I get these edits out of the way.

    Great. to see a post from you today, Staci! ❤️

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  16. It sounds like you have a lot of stories on the horizon. I look forward to reading them. Freaking cute granddaughter. (I’m typing this in the dark before the household wakes up. I hear my 3-mo-old grandson stirring! He’s a freaking cute baby boy.) And, sigh, what beautiful, cuddly-wuddly doggies!

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    • How wonderful to have your three-month-old grandson with you! I thought becoming a mom was the most exciting thing ever, but grandchildren take things to a whole different level, don’t they?

      Thanks for all the kind words, Priscilla. Now, go enjoy that grandbaby!

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  17. Gorgeous pic of your adorable granddaughter! Huge congrats on finishing your wonderfully fun romance series. I’ll be sad to see it go. Wishing you all the best, Staci, with your new project and look forward to the prequel 💕🙂

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    • You always know just how to make me blush. I’m so glad you enjoyed the series. I appreciate the support for it as well as the next one. (And hope you enjoy it as much—or more!) Thanks so much for all the kind words.

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    • Thanks so much, Wendy! She’s young to be smiling, but she had personality in the womb. (She also makes a face that very closely resembles Grumpy Cat. It’s funny.) She’s incredibly expressive. As you can tell, I’m utterly enamored.

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