- We got Mardi Gras Mysteries and Strangely Funny VIII to press, making several authors (and, I hope, readers) happy.
- Gwen and I attended the Cedar Key Seafood Festival and the Kentucky Book Festival, our first real outings since COVID struck. Both were successful events where we sold many books, followed by a bounce in online sales.
- We got more work done on Ybor City Blues, and I picked up my trunk novel for the first time in... oh... twenty years?
- Zoom meetings (a response to the lockdowns) allowed us to see programs from Sisters in Crime chapters across the country. The Sisters also hosted regular write-ins via Zoom during NaNoWriMo, and I produced my highest word count in years.
- My mother's health worsened and she had to be moved into memory care. Gwen and I are visiting her on a daily basis, which has cut into our writing, editing, and publishing time. Also, it has shortened my vitally important streaming time (a lesser tragedy by some standards).
- We'll be participating in a Tropical Cozy Mystery Panel on January 29th with our local Sisters in Crime chapter at the Barbara S. Ponce Library in Pinellas Park.
- I'll be getting Strangely Funny IX together for print. Helping my mother with her transition has slowed my normal snail's pace to NYC George Washington Bridge proportions.
- We will continue work on Ybor City Blues, which has also experienced a slowdown in production.
- MAHLLC have one, possibly two novels coming out in 2022 by other authors. One of them is a frequent flyer with our press and a favorite with readers.