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I’ll give you three guesses …

April 3, 2015

… but you’ll only need one.

I just finished something.

My right hand is aching so fiercely I can barely type this, and my fingers are covered in green ink.

My brain feels like mush. I really need a heavy dose of chocolate and to bake something, stat.

I’m also off-the-wall pleased with myself.

Can you guess what has me feeling this way?

How about a visual hint?

Mystery writing notebooks

                                                 Can you guess what is in these notebooks?

Yep, you got it. You’re looking at the first draft of Dowser 5.

!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 !!!!!!!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol permalink
    April 3, 2015 5:03 PM

    Yipee!!! I can’t wait.

  2. April 3, 2015 5:06 PM

    Omigod! Crongratulations!! That is so awesome. I cannot wait to read it!!! (-:

  3. Donna G permalink
    April 3, 2015 5:42 PM


  4. Susan Sander permalink
    April 3, 2015 5:44 PM

    Yippee! Very excited that you are one step closer to completion!

  5. Coreen James permalink
    April 3, 2015 7:12 PM

    So can’t wait for the final draft.. your one step closer

  6. Angie Manes permalink
    April 3, 2015 7:59 PM

    I just finished dowser book 4…. Loved it! Can not wait for number 5! So glad it is coming out this spring:)

  7. Dinah permalink
    April 3, 2015 9:23 PM

    Whoo ho o! I would gladly volunteer to type it out for you!!!!

    • April 3, 2015 9:30 PM

      I wish it were that easy … First you’d have to be able to read my writing … Then there would be all these WTH? moments because my spelling it awful, etc. LOL

  8. Dee Semple permalink
    April 4, 2015 8:02 AM

    Cant wait so exciting

  9. Linda Hope permalink
    April 4, 2015 4:24 PM

    Does it have a title yet beyond D5? So looking forward to being able to read it.

  10. April 5, 2015 7:38 AM


  11. April 5, 2015 1:12 PM

    Fantastic!!!😀 Can’t wait to read the next book!😀

  12. April 5, 2015 2:05 PM

    How about something like Maps, Guardians, and other Strange Magic or Compelling Magic. Just a thought. If she’s going on another quest, then it could be Map, Quest and other Compelling Magic. As you can see I have been thinking about the next book, and thought this might get your writing juices working on the title.Love all of your books. I’ve read all of them.😊

    • April 5, 2015 2:13 PM

      Yeah, I think book six will definitely have dragon and/or guardian in the title. Book Five is tentatively titled Maps, Artifacts, and Other Insidious Magic … But I’m not a 100% sure … I was thinking of replacing Artifacts with Relicts, and I’m not totally happy with the rhythm change of Insidious.

      I think I need to line all the titles up and say them out loud … And the second draft of the novel will solidify the Artifact/Relict thing for me.

      Good suggestions, though! Thanks!

  13. April 6, 2015 4:09 AM

    When someone is looking for a book to read, they skim through them, and usually pick up one with an intriguing title. The titles you are considering are definitely intriguing. Insidious magic is perfect. It flows off your tongue, and sounds so much more superior than a synonym, such as Treacherous Magic would. As far as Artifact or Relic goes, you have to look to your subsequent novel as well, since you always start the title with the second word of your previous title. So, is this object, and the next one Jade has to find in book 6, made by man (an artifact), or someTHING(relic) from the past. Artifact, in my opinion, sounds better, if that’s what it is, but Relic works either way. Ultimately it has to sound right to you. And now that I’ve finished my lecture, I’ll put my retired teacher fingers to rest, and not bother you again. Once a teacher always a Can’t wait to buy all your next books no matter what the titles are.😀

    • April 6, 2015 9:48 AM

      I really wanted to use Relic (that was my long term plan), but Artifact fits much better (and doesn’t carry the religious overtones). Insidious was Michael’s suggestion (being a songwriter he is great at titling) and he choose it for a specific reason that you will most likely figure out when you read the book – since you seem adept at reading into the titles 🙂 Unless, I’m inspired in another direction when writing the second draft I imagine that will be the title. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated!

  14. April 13, 2015 8:09 PM

    Curse you, Cupcake Witch. Now I must buy ALL your books. Well done. I have devoured the Dowser series like delectable cups of cake with chocolate. Eh?

    • April 13, 2015 8:14 PM

      Mwahaha! One more down, next the world! Hee hee. So glad you are enjoying the series!!

  15. Rachel@{i love} my disorganized life permalink
    May 6, 2015 11:17 PM

    So excited for Dowser 5 and Oracle 2. How much longer before they come out? I’m going through withdraws and I only just barely finished Dowser 4 a couple of hours ago! LOL

    • May 7, 2015 7:41 AM

      I’ll have a better idea of the release date once I get Dowser 5 off to the editor, then I’ll firm it up when I get it back and see his notes. I’m still hoping for a June release. But with everyone’s schedules coming into play, that might be getting tight now.

      September or October for Oracle 2.

      Thanks for asking!.,

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