Leaping into February

February 2, 2020

I know that technically, February is the shortest month of the year. Even with the extra day tacked on for leap year, it’s still got fewer than any other. But it doesn’t feel that way.

Maybe that’s because I expect it to feel shorter than the others. Or maybe, by this time of year, I’m just done with the cold, snow, and lack of daylight. I like my seasons, but winter is like the relative who comes for a visit and then overstays its welcome.

What I do know is, one of February’s redeeming qualities is that it contains Valentine’s Day, and that gives us, as avid readers of romance, a reason to celebrate.  

Another feather in February’s cap: Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil is quite the celebrity in Pennsylvania. (Bonus points if you know how to pronounce Punxsutawney; Mensa points if you can spell it without looking up a reference). If you haven’t heard, Phil did NOT see his shadow, which means he’s forecasting that spring-like weather will arrive sooner than usual. Let’s hope he’s right.

I’ll be spending this month with my nose to the grindstone (uh, fingers to the keyboard) trying to get Shadow of Doubt finished. I’m loving Mad Dog and Kate’s story, and I think you will, too. Mad Dog is so intense, and Kate is his perfect complement. I’ll be including “Five Things About Mad Dog and Kate’s Story” in my March newsletter, so if you’re not signed up, you might want to think about getting in on that.

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