Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Been One Helluva Week

Just trying to cheer myself up
Things have been crazy.

Robin Williams' death hit me hard. My two favorite movies of his are What Dreams May Come and Dead Poet's Society. Those two films had a profound affect on me, and it's incredibly sad that he's gone.

So St. Louis has been in the national news the last several days. Unfortunately, it's been all bad. I grew up in the area of Ferguson, and I can say that I'm amazed something like this didn't happen sooner. The whole thing is one HUGE tragedy. Just terrible. Right now, it's Sunday night, and I'm watching footage of more looting, violence, and fires in my old neighborhood.

I'm angry and upset. I just hope these criminals will stop and allow peaceful protests to continue. Please pray and/or send positive vibes to St. Louis. We can use all the positivity we can get.

Also, I'm going to be scarce the next two weeks. I'm off to Kalamazoo, Michigan for work. I just started a new job, and I'll be up to my ears in all kinds of training. I have a whole new set of medical concepts and terminology to learn, so my brain will be fried.

I'll do my best to visit when I can.

Finally, my young adult paranormal/thriller, Death Knocks, is available for pre-order HERE! Miranda Hardy and I are like little kids on Christmas morning. We cannot wait for our book to come out, and we hope to host a fun and unique contest very soon.

Take care, and I will be back on September 1st.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I will be praying, Jay.
Safe travels to Michigan and we'll see you when you return.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hang in there, Jay. This week will be better all around.... Fingers crossed.

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It can only get better. Will be praying for St. Louis.

Mark Noce said...

Yeah, so much sad stuff, I couldn't even post last week. Although the baby Godzilla really helps:)...especially since my little boy basically is baby Godzilla;)

Pat Dilloway said...

Kzoo eh? I'm on the other side of the state.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I've been following the Furgeson tragedy in the news as well. I hope that justice prevails.

Loni Townsend said...

Congrats on the new job. :) So sorry to hear about your city, though. I do hope things calm down.

Morgan said...

Yay for Death Knocks!!! Congrats, Jay!!!

And sorry for everything else… all the horrible chaos. It's… UNREAL. :(

Crystal Collier said...

Best of luck with getting your head around the new job! I'll definitely send a few prayers for those in St. Louis.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I have sent prayers and will send more.

Training. Fun? No, fun!

farawayeyes said...

I grew up in a city that's seen it's share of sad and crazy things. It seems to hit harder when we are so familiar with the places we see devastated in the news.

Good luck with the new job. something to take your mind of 'things' for a while, at least.

cleemckenzie said...

This has been a terrible few weeks, hasn't it? Let's hope sane minds prevail in Ferguson and no more people are hurt or killed. Enough.

Here's to your next book and your new job. Yay!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Prayers! It seems things are calming down, but it was truly sad. Looting and violence is not the way to seek justice.

Robin's passing made me sad too. It reminds us that there is sometimes a lot of pain behind the happiest of smiles. He will be greatly missed.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats on the job in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the new book Jay. Ferguson is a sad situation all around.

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