We do have gators all over the place down here, but I didn’t just scoop this one up. 🙂 He was featured in a booth at the bookseller’s convention, so I was able to hold him–and that was a first for me!
Actually, the gator was both heavier and calmer than I expected. Very heavy! Harry Kraus tried to hold him right after I handed him off, and the gator became quite agitated. (Harry thought it was because he was nervous on account of having a close encounter with a croc out in Africa. I have no such memories.)
Anyway, just wanted to share my gator picture. 🙂 As to what else is going on, I am hard at work on the final draft of my WIP, which has yet another new title: as of today, it’s called THE INTRUDER. I’m working at a 25 page-per-day clip and still adding new scenes . . .
I’ve never had a WIP go through so many titles–first it was GHOST, then THE SHADOW, then LET THE DARK COME, and now, THE INTRUDER. At some point, one of these has to stick. My editor and I like the last one because it “matches” THE ELEVATOR and THE FACE.