Thursday, December 21, 2017

Catching up!

Dear friends,

You may have wondered what has happened to me and my blog. It's been three years since I've posted anything, but I wanted to bring you up to date on what's happening in my life.

First and foremost, you are probably aware by now that I've published a new title—The Lake Lights—the first in my new Creation Seekers series. (If you're unfamiliar with this title, feel free to check out the link.) Seven years of work went into this book. Its publication was delayed because of the WinePress debacle, whereby my former publisher closed its doors, taking all the authors' royalties and many of our rights with it. Instead, I have formed my own publishing company, Creation Way Books, which is an imprint of KOT Books, LLC.

But enough history. I'm about a third of the way through Book 2 in the new series—and it promises to be a blockbuster. Most of the action takes place in Scotland, thanks to Dr. MacKenzie. This second book begins about five years after the end of the first.

This summer, I decided to retire from my primary job as a sign-language interpreter after forty-odd years. Practically speaking, however, I'm not really retired. I'm devoting more of my time to caring for my elderly mother and father, who are 88 and 89, respectively. This week has been a good example of that: I had to hospitalize my mother on Saturday for a bad case of shingles. She was practically comatose, and I didn't think she was going to make it—but she's recovered nicely. Today, I took my father for a chest x-ray. They both have dementia, although Mom is much worse off memory-wise than Dad is.

I'm also assisting my wife with the myriad details surrounding her private counseling practice. Between writing, publishing, caretaking and office-assisting, I'm kept very busy.

In case you're wondering, my two children are grown and married. My wife and I now have two grandchildren and another on the way. We feel very blessed that our kids are living in the local area and are married to godly spouses.

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very merry, blessed Christmas and a hope-filled New Year.

God bless you!

In Christ's service,

William Burt