Life Update (a.k.a. Where the Heck Have You Been, Michelle?)

You’ve probably noticed I haven’t been posting on this blog in a while. In order to explain my absence, I have created a list of possible explanations. The game is to figure out which of the four explanations is true. Ready, set, go!

  1. I was recently contracted by the US Army to develop a high-end, designer line of semi-automatic machine guns for the “Flying Duck” squadron, codename: Quack Smack Attack.
  2. I had a terrible automobile accident that resulted in my arm being completely severed from my body. Thanks to the stalwart efforts of Dr. Stark, I now have an Iron Man-style robot arm which allows me to fight crime as the masked crusader “Robot Arm Girl” (trademark pending).
  3. I had an existential crisis and fled to India for six months to find myself in the rough streets of Mumbai, where I teamed up with a young man desperately trying to save the girl of his dreams from local gangsters, and ended up competing on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?
  4. I moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to open a bed and breakfast with my mother.

If you guessed #4, you were right! If you guessed #1, #2, or #3, we need to have a serious talk about your grasp on reality.

Basically, my mother and her boyfriend decided to move to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and open a bed and breakfast, and I’m going along to help out as the assistant innkeeper! We’ve just finished moving all our stuff into the house (not unpacking, though – HA, as if) and we are now in the process of getting ready for our June 1st opening date. The B&B is called the Atlantic Sojournif you’re curious to see what it looks like. Or I guess I could just show you a picture …


So that’s what’s been going on with me! I also wrote a short story for Kai Herbertz‘s Arcane Arts sci-fi/fantasy short story anthology, which should be coming out later this year. Oh, and I’ve of course been working on Imminent Danger #3 (Cerulean Bound) — I’m about a quarter of the way through it, which is a quarter more than I was before, so huzzah!

Thanks as always for reading, and stay awesome!


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29 thoughts on “Life Update (a.k.a. Where the Heck Have You Been, Michelle?)

  1. Get busy on the book! The minion hordes of the Invincible Ssrisk Empire are growing restless!

  2. Pretty place. Doesn’t look at all like Mumbai.

  3. The Atlantic Sojourn is so gorgeous!!! I promise – if I ever find myself in your neck of the woods, I’m so staying there 😀

    Congrats and best of luck with the new endeavor!

    • Thanks!!! If you ever visit the east coast, you’d better come say hi! Thanks for the luck as well — we’ll definitely need it, lol.

      • Why? I checked out the Atlantic Sojourn website and both the place and the surrounding area look amazing. Nova Scotia practically sells itself 🙂

  4. Very cool and good luck with the B&B. Though how do we know it isn’t a cover for you being Robot Arm Girl while working on Quack Smack Attack, which all happened because of your actions in Mumbai. Love the look if the B&B.

    (Let’s be honest. My grasp of reality has always been tentative at best.)

    • … I thought we’d talked about this, Agent C. No discussing top-secret missions on the internet! Now I’m going to have to wipe the memory of everyone who’s used WordPress today, and possibly crash the internet for safety’s sake. This message will now self destruct in 3 … 2 … 1 …

      • Uh, hate to mention that we can’t afford the memory wipe or self destruct codes. Budget cuts and the chief refuses to give up his fleet of gold-plated jets. Best we can do is send out cute cat videos to distract everyone and dub those that stick with the information as crazy. I’ll get the forehead stamper.

        • This is why we’ve kept you around all these years, Agent C. You think outside the box. Hell, you take the box, throw it out the window, build a jet pack out of the coffee maker, and fly to the moon. I wish I could give you a raise. If only the chief would give up his gold-plated jets …

  5. That is a beautiful house!

    • Thank you!!! It’s Edwardian style, built in 1905 by a local fishing captain. We’re having lots of fun decorating it — especially the third floor, where all the ceilings are at crazy angles.

      • Ceilings at crazy angles? According to H.P. Lovecraft, they could be portals to other dimensions. Better look out — or leap out!

        • Oh dear. I had considered the house being haunted, but portals didn’t even enter my mind. Something else to look forward to, lol. Based on what I know of Lovecraftian dimensions, though, I think I’d be best served staying put here on boring old Earth.

  6. That is such a beautiful house! Good luck with the opening and everything. 😀

  7. Nice to see you back. I like the look of the house. Good luck with the B & B.

  8. CONFESSION: I have fallen tragically behind on following your blog. It was one, if not the only one, that I consistently read regularly for a spell. That being said, I don’t feel nearly as bad as I would had I not learned that you were M.I.A., off gallivanting in Nova Scotia for a season. 🙂 So I’m only feeling 3/5 guilty. Nonetheless, happy to see that you are as witty and clever as I remember, and still going strong with your writing!

    I will now peruse a few of your more recent posts, and comment accordingly. 😉

    • Hahaha no worries, I’ve fallen tragically behind on blogging, so we’re pretty much in the same boat 🙂 Suffice it to say, you haven’t missed a heckuva lot. Mostly me sighing over the fact that I’m so sloth-like in my attempts to write book 3. Happy reading, and welcome back!

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