Just a quick update…

Posted by kristi on November 4, 2012 in Blog |

I have been meaning to post an update for a few weeks, however I’ve been in a constant state of chaos for one reason or another.  So, I thought I’d take a minute to share my chaos.

I just recently started a book blog tour with VBT Cafe.  You can go to www.vbtcafe.com to check out other tours as well! Here are the stops on my tour.

October 22 – Introduction at VBT Cafe’ Blog
October 24 – Author Interviewed at Dream Big…Read Often
October 26 – Book Feature & Excerpt at Oh Chrys!
October 30 – Interviewed at Reviews and Interviews
November 1 – Interviewed at Angels & Warriors Radio
November 5 – Book Feature & Excerpt at Bookalicious Traveladdict
November 7 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
November 10 – Guest Blogging at huithiang!
November 12 – Guest Blogging at Wise Words
November 15 – Interviewed at MK McClintock’s Blog
November 16 – Review & Guest Blogging at A Book Lover’s Library

I believe there may be one additional stop, which I will post when I know for sure.  If nothing else I’ll post a link on twitter.  If you aren’t following me there, you can find me @LoucksKE

The blog tour has been a ton of fun.  I’ve really enjoyed meeting lots of new people and of course finding new blogs to follow!

Aside from that, I am currently trying to wrap up my next novel, The Rose Red Reaper.  It is definitely going to fall into more of a thriller category, but there is still a romance in the midst of all the madness.  It is the first novel that will be set in my hometown of Chicago, which I am really excited about!  I do tend to choose locations that I am familiar with either from visiting or places that I’ve lived, but Chicago has always been home no matter where in the world I’ve been at any given time in my life.  And of course, Chicago is where most of my family is as well.  It’s been a lot of fun to wreck havoc in places that I know so well, too.

The Rose Red Reaper is the first in a series.  I am undecided as to how many books the series will have, but I am planning on at least two, possibly three.  I’ll have a better idea when I wrap the first one and get it off to the editors.

The last bit of chaos in my life is the bakery.  If you aren’t familiar with my story, I am a pastry chef and cake designer and I run a bakery in a north shore suburb of Chicago.  We recently moved to a new location and have been in the midst of construction, which has been taking an exceedingly long time!  I can’t say this is abnormal for food service as there is a lot that goes into a commercial kitchen, but I was hoping to open before Thanksgiving.  Currently, it looks like we will be finalizing everything come December which should be around the same time the new book launches!

Seems that I have a lot on my plate at the moment, but I love it.  I really want to get into some more regular posts, so if you have any questions or suggestions on things you’d like to see feel free to comment here, email me at info@kristiloucks.com or tweet to me @LoucksKE (I don’t do Direct Messages on twitter as it gets spammed like crazy).

Thanks for checking in!


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