Wow! As a teacher, summer vacation has always been my down time. It's a break from lesson planning, grading papers, and dealing with middle school dilemmas. However, now as an author, it's a summer squeezing in time between beach days and my kids' summer camps to write my new work in progress, visiting local book stores for signings, and promoting the book that's already released. Farewell to the lazy days of summer, and to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way!