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Life Happens

My debut book, Texas Two Step, came out yesterday. I am a published author. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to feel. I made plans. I’ve worked so hard to get here and now?

Let me tell you about the Monday before my release. It’s about twelve to fifteen hours before the digital release of Texas Two Step. I’m in my motorhome. I don’t have a washer and dryer in my coach. The husband is down to a couple pairs of socks. I had no clean towels or wash cloths. My favorite pair of shorts are in the hamper. Doing the laundry was a necessity. I had to go to a public laundromat.

Hubby and I headed over about ten a.m. The place was packed. I could barely find an empty washer. I ended up with Big Buster, which holds twelve loads and Big Bertha, which holds 8 loads. I shoved everything I had into two washers, prayed I put in enough detergent, and fed $17.75 in quarters into the two machines. When it came time for dryers, there was a battle. Not enough dryers to go around. Of course I hip-checked all the old women out of the way to get to those dryers. But there was this one feisty woman…

Anyway three hours later when I got home, my dog had gotten sick on my new comforter. So it was back to the laundromat with my comforter and all the bed linens for another hour and a half.

Now you may be wondering why I tell you this. Here’s why…to quote John Lennon, Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.

That what happen with both Olivia Montgomery Gentry and Mitch Landry, my heroine and hero from Texas Two Step. They had plans for their lives, their future. Unfortunately, life intervenes and everything changes.

Vanessa from Joyfully Reviewed gave Texas Two Step Five Stars. She said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Texas Two Step had Olivia moving on with her life after Mitch rather than staying celibate and hoping and waiting for him to come back.”

Texas Two Step opens six years after Mitch and Olivia break-up. If you want to go back to the beginning, to the night they met, their first date, their tragic split, I wrote Texas Two Step-The Prequel. It’s a great way to meet the stars of Texas Two Step.

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Cynthia d’Alba does the Texas Two Step
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13 thoughts on “Cynthia d’Alba does the Texas Two Step

  • February 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

    You are a published author. How great for you. I’m so sorry that your dog got sick on the new comforter. I hate not having a washer/dryer and having to drag everything to the laundromat. It’s such a hassle. Congrats on the new release. That was a great party you had yesterday. Thanks for the blog tour.


  • February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hi Joanne! Thanks for coming by. Yep, I’m a published author. But I still have a sink of dirty dishes, a carpet that need vacuuming and a dog that needs a bath. Where are my cabana boys? My fulltime maid? Don’t those come with being published? Sigh. 🙂

    Glad you had fun yesterday. I was exhausted at the end of the night. I slept like a rock!

  • February 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Just another glamorous day in the life of an author, huh? I’m sorry for the drama the day before your big release. I’ve heard many writers say how they wish their life mirrored the lives of writers portrayed in TV and movies. You never see fictional writers have to do laundry or wash the dog. 😉

  • February 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Leah – thanks for hosting Cynthia today.

    Cynthia – sorry about the laundromat and the sick pup. I haven’t seen any cabana boys or maids around my house, either. Things may not change a whole lot.

    But in any case, I’m glad I can say I knew you when. 😉

  • February 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Hi, Cynthia, Best of luck with your series. Can’t wait to read it. (Stuff certainly does happen.) I already have these two books so no need to put me in the giveaway.

  • March 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Well I am sorry about your horrible laundry day. 🙁 But I want to say congrats on publishing this book. The cover is oh so delicious. The story sounds awesome. It is on my wish list.
    musicalfrog at

    • March 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      You have dogs, you have messes. That’s reality. Besides, I love my baby. I was more upset at her being sick than me having to go do laundry!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a message

  • March 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Looking forward to reading Texas Two Step!!;)

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