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Where the heck is the book?

“Revenge of the Turd” is still in editing mode. Sometimes life smacks you in the face and takes over. That’s how it’s been for me since summer.

I wrote “Revenge” during Campnano over the summer, and almost immediately after it was written my mom started having health issues. For some reason, she stopped being able to swallow properly. The clinic wasn’t much help. They basically saw her as 85 and that’s life.

It took taking her to ER before anyone took her seriously. Meanwhile, I was going over to her house every half hour to check on her.

Writing and editing demands focus. This new, and unexpected schedule didn’t allow for it. So, book 2 took a back seat for the better part of a couple months.

Then came the need, and opportunity, to find a new home. The campervan wasn’t working out anymore and I really needed to stand up. Because of sitting constantly, my own health was being affected. I put on weight and feeling stressed.

The van breaking down on a regular basis cleared my savings. So, Mom gave me an advance on my inheritance, to find something else to live in. That became my sole obsession, and once more writing and editing went to the side.

So, now I’ve got my new home, a 1995 Jayco Eagle, and it’s awesome! I have a big table to lay my notebooks out on and write! I never knew having a full-size table again could be so exciting.

My new rig – 1995 Jayco Eagle

Anyway! Writing and editing are now back to being my number 1 priority! I’d love to publish the book by the end of December, but I’m guessing it will most likely be in January.

I’ll keep you posted!  🙂

Lillie not being amused at me constantly taking her pic.







My name is Yochana, or Yo, for short. Growing up on a farm in southeastern Ohio was pretty lonely, so books and art became my best friends. I wrote my first piece of "fan fiction" in fourth grade. It was based on the movie, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," starring the late Cicely Tyson. That same school year, I wrote a poem that my teacher sent off to a publisher friend. He told her to give me a few years. A little over 20 years later, my poems were published. That to me was a few years. Since then, I've been a reporter who horrified the editors with my grammar skills, wrote for campus publications, written humorous company training manuals, and have written three books. These days, I'm back on the farm taking care of my mom, and living in a '95 Jayco Eagle Mini-motorhome with my cat, Lillie, and three grandkittens. (Thanks, Lillie.)

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