TODAY, Saturday, April 21st, 2018, is the Spring 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The contest topic will be posted at this link at 12:00 PM CENTRAL TIME.

We’re Knee Deep Here!

We’re Knee Deep Here!

This is always our busiest time of the year. Everybody wants their book published before the Christmas shopping season so we always get a glut of new manuscript submissions in September and October. We’re working 12-16 hours per day right now and we’re all exhausted. I haven’t been to the gym in three weeks but I did manage a short swim one afternoon last week. We also took a therapeutic evening sail one night last weekend. I miss my afternoon “sun breaks.”

We have decided to once again visit the beautiful mountains of Tennessee this year so we’re all excited about that break, which will be in mid-October. Of course, we must take our work with us. Fall is my favorite time of the year but we don’t get a lot of “Fall” here in Florida. I do very much miss Maine in the fall but I sure don’t miss having snow on the ground for months on end. I prefer Florida’s year-round sunshine!

Last week, it seemed, to me at least, that the weather had cooled here a bit…but the thermometer didn’t say that. After hearing a brief weather forecast on the radio, I figured out the humidity was a bit lower. We’re anxiously awaiting our first cool front. Not sure how many weeks away that is.

As much as I like writing this column, I must get back to my book formatting. Our friendly authors await! 🙂

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Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of,, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at




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