Happy Saturday! Our week has been filled with yet more auditions. The joys of having a family in performing arts. Not too much different from families with athletes, really. Older Child had a callback, but it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll have a role or be part of the ensemble. (A callback guarantees a spot in the core vocal ensemble, but not necessarily a speaking part. No callback usually means a spot in the general ensemble, core vocals if you’re really good. They rarely turn anyone down who wants to be in the show.)
I can hardly believe that my next novel, Keeping the Faith, will be out on Wednesday! You can preorder it here, and I’m happy to offer copies in exchange for an honest review. This is the last part of the Faithfully Yours series (*sniff*), so if you’re reviewing, you’ll at least want to have read the anthology, Leaps of Faith. It’s not really meant as a standalone.
Last time, I made everyone sad. This time, with the very last snippet from Leaps of Faith, I hope to be more uplifting. I think you’ll forgive me for going over the sentence limit under the circumstances.
Cat hesitated; hospitals were not good places for him. He’d been in and out of them enough in his thirty-two years to know they mostly held two kinds of news: bad and worse. In his head, Cat knew LR wasn’t there for any of the bad reasons, and surely someone would have told them if she’d had complications. Micah nudged him and took his hand. Cat squeezed, reassured and relieved he didn’t have to explain his reluctance.
The whole ride up, Cat bounced on the balls of his feet. Once or twice, Micah eyed him, but his amusement was part of his own excitement. The doors opened, and it took everything in Cat not to rush down the hallway.
They followed Cat’s mother to a room at the end of the corridor. She pushed open the door, and Cat went in first. He set the bag down on the bedside table and leaned in to kiss his sister on the cheek. She was his top priority, but only by a small margin compared to the sleeping bundle in her arms.
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