Don’t Forget Theo…

The other upcoming series, of course, is DragonFate, which will feature my Pyr dragon shifter heroes again. I don’t want to talk too much about this until you’ve had a chance to read Firestorm Forever—but once you have, you’ll have met the new villain who threatens the survival of the Pyr. You’ll also have learned more about Theo, the current leader of the Dragon Legion, and it won’t surprise you that he takes charge of this quest to ensure the future of his kind.

This series will be a bit tricky, as it has to bridge between Dragonfire and the Dragon Diaries in terms of the timeline, but I’m looking forward to it. Compiling the Dragonfire Companion, Here Be Dragons, which will be published in November, will certainly help with that.

Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion by Deborah CookeThe first book in the DragonFate series will be called Hot Blooded. (I know that there are already dragon shifter romances out there with this title, but it’s so perfect for the book that I’m going with it anyway.) There will be a longer downloadable excerpt once I have a cover and a couple of buy links—I want to write a bit more of it before doing that. In the meantime, you can read the excerpt here (if you haven’t already read it in the back of Firestorm Forever.)

Now you know!


Quite a while ago, I had author Michele Hauf visit my blog as a guest to talk about her hobby. Michele is big on coloring, which was interesting to me. I loved coloring as a kid, but hadn’t done any in a long time. (Here’s her guest post, but since I moved the content from my old host to this one, the pictures are missing.) After Michele visited, I picked up a few interesting colouring books, but didn’t get started on much of anything.

As I’ve been working through The Artist’s Way, though, I’ve been struck by how many times Julia Cameron (the author of that workbook) talks about letting your artist play. The artist is like a child, she says, and needs to play with color or whatever. I went to a hobby shop this past week as my artist date, fully intending to look for a couple of specific things (which they didn’t have. Ha!) Right inside the door, though, was a display of posters to color. They weren’t expensive and there was only one left of what I thought was the best design. Clearly, it was waiting for me!

This is the one I picked up – it’s called The Key from (I do not, however, believe that the dragon is the bad guy. 🙂 ) I don’t like coloring with markers, so I bought myself a new set of 60 colored pencils. I’ve only just begun, but am really enjoying it. Coloring is letting my mind sort out plot puzzles, just like knitting does.

Do you like to color? What was the last thing you colored?