Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Moving to Germany for 3-5 years

In case I hadn't mentioned it before, I wanted y'all to know that my family and I are moving to Ramstein AFB, Germany, for 3-5 years starting July 14th.

I know, right?!

 It's a big move. It's my children's first move.  My dad was Army, so I grew up moving.  My husband's dad was Air Force, and he was stationed in Germany a few times.  Actually, my husband and I met in Germany, at Patch Barracks, which is in Stuttgart.  That was when we were 16 years old-- many moons ago!  Things are entirely different feeling this time around. This time, it's about scheduling movers, arranging passports, exchanging money, having all the right documents, planning for living out of a suitcase for several months, possibly...in short, it's a whole lotta work.  I hope, though, that it will all be worth it in the end!

I don't want to move, I'll be honest.  My book will be released while I'm overseas.  I'm afraid my inability to go to book festivals and conferences in and around San Antonio will hamper my ability to get the word out about my book.  But hopefully, all my sweet friends back home will tell their friends...and that's the best way for a book to sell, anyway.  Word of mouth is still so very critical to any book's future.

Speaking of the future, I'm currently working on the next book set in the world of Aluvia, which follows the little sister of my main character from FAIRY KEEPER.  Instead of focusing on fairies, the magical creature de jur is merfolk.  I love writing about mermaids and mermen!  I'll keep you posted on that one!

In the meantime, I'll be practicing my German, writing, packing, and eating as much excellent salsa as I can while we're still in San Antonio!

I'll take lots of pictures while we're there, too.
Amy