COVER REVEAL: Weary of Running

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West Point Military Academy cadet, Buck Crenshaw, thinks he’s got his act together. Turns out he doesn’t.

Can’t wait to share his story (and William Weldon’s, too) in Weary of Running, my soon-to-be published second novel. If you enjoyed THE HOUSE ON TENAFLY ROAD, I think you’ll love catching up with my two favorite Englewood families.

Now I’m off to play with a goat baby.

25 responses to “COVER REVEAL: Weary of Running”

      • How do you find the time to do that between all the goats and cows and writing, anyway?


      • Well, the good thing about goats is that they stop milking in December so we have a few slow months–no garden, no maple syrup, just feeding animals.

        I try to jam pack as much writing, editing etc into those months. The rest of the year I write when I’m out in the field with the goats (for about an hour a day).

        Oh yeah, and aside from my marathoning Friday Night Lights this winter I watch no tv at all. πŸ™‚


      • Can’t remember the last time I watched TV that didn’t feature talking vegetables, talking trucks, talking cars or talking numbers…


      • Oh, no! Veggie Tales? That music gets very stuck in the head. Ugh. My mother bought us a dvd (just one) and my kids enjoyed it, but not as much as the classic Winnie The Pooh. (I brainwashed them to like what I liked).

        My husband had his kids on a strictly veggie tale diet when I met them (he was a new Christian convert). They were such goody-goods back then. It annoyed me, but I think you’re supposed to be annoyed at step-kids–haha. Now I get along with them famously but I haven’t fully forgiven them for singing veggie Tale songs on long drives.


      • Yeah, Bob and Larry… The thing is, I kind of like a lot of episodes of the show. But some of them are way too preachy and some of them are just badly written. But the thing I really don’t like is that the kids watch them over and over and over and over… And my son will quote the show for hours…


        How many kids do you have? And step kids?


      • Yes, and sing the Jonah song for hours. And hours. My son used to watch a show about construction trucks that spoke. I tried to limit tv time but some days they wear you down πŸ™‚

        I have 2 and my husband three. It was a real case of country mouse/city mouse at first. His kids were quiet, mine opinionated. His kids sort of followed NASCAR with their mother and mine thought they knew everything about “culture” and the city. My husband’s sugar sweet kids clashed with my arrogant kids. Now we all laugh about it and everyone gets along for the most part.


    • I did it myself with the technical assistance and design input of my new daughter-in-law. It was so much fun I think we’re going to team up and re-do my first cover and then figure out a theme for the whole series of books.

      It was great to work with someone who knew exactly what I meant when I said I wanted red, but not too red for the title font πŸ™‚ She’s a great girl. I’ll probably do a post on the collaboration.


  1. Like the cover but the first thing I notice is the stick in the one’s guy’s hand. I looks to thin to be a flute but maybe I’m wrong. Congrats on the book and the goat baby, too.


    • Haha–maybe he’s getting ready to hit someone with his little stick. I didn’t even notice till you pointed it out. There is some fighting in the book but not with sticks πŸ™‚


  2. Lucky you, getting to write a book AND play with goats. I love goats, they’re great creatures. Very engaging. If I had a farm, I would have goats. High five on the book! Totally cool.


    • Yes, I am so lucky. I never thought I’d live in paradise. I’m grateful for every moment.

      Years ago I wanted to farm (actually since childhood) and my ex-husband thought if we took a few vacations on a farm I’d get it out of my system. We helped a couple on their farm for a weekend and a goat got its head stuck in the feeder. I was laughing and helping the goat but my husband was really angry because his shoes got muddy. He did encourage me to write my first novel though and I’m grateful to him for that.

      Life is so funny. It can change in an instant. I think of Thoreau’s words I used to read and not believe: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”

      Have a wonderful day, Jhana. Wishing you the best!

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