She could never take him on in a game of cards. Every cruel thought in her imagination seared right through her sapphire eyes and bored into his, which he struggled to keep impassive. Still, she maintained her cool façade, something he deeply admired amidst his mirth. Tony carefully bit down on the inside of his lip to keep himself from laughing at her next words. “I don’t play those games, Mr. Viscolli. Remove your hand, or else I’ll remove it.”
This week was my first full week totally focused on this new venture as an “official” novelist. I’m working on my trilogy, focusing this week on the first one (Sapphire Ice) and the third one (Topaz Heat). Sapphire publishes this month. I’ve been working on final edits, getting feedback from a set of beta readers, writing the blurb, and working with the cover artist. Gregg has been researching how to publish it and all of the details and nuances involved within that big giant convoluted world (he sends me technical articles in emails titled, “Stuff I Read So That You Don’t Have To” — and when I skim through them I’m reminded of how much I love and adore my husband), and tweaking this blog.
Wednesday and Thursday last week, I re-read Topaz Heat — book 3 of the Jewel Trilogy. I’d finished the rough draft of it several weeks ago and just tabled it, because I felt like “something” was missing – I just couldn’t really get a grasp on what that “something” was. So, I made a .pdf …
I am excited to finally be starting my writing blog. For those of you who don’t already know me from my Hallee the Homemaker blog, I’m Hallee Bridgeman. I live in small town Kentucky with my husband, Gregg and our three kids: Kaylee, who is 15; Scott, who is 5; and Johnathan (Jeb) who is …
The first installment of the Jewel Trilogy, Sapphire Ice, will soon be available in eBook and in print.
I still have to finalize the cover design, the print layout, and a million other details but it will be available this month which is why I set up this website.