How Are YOU Managing Your Covid Time?

Raise your hand if you’ve gained a few extra pounds since this pandemic began – You can’t see me, but I’m waving over here! Yeah, that’s me wearing the spanks –

I received the George Foreman grill as a gift from a caring friend who took pity on me, because my cooking skills are sorely lacking. Before Covid, I rarely snacked, but that’s over for now, too. My exercise has been reduced to MINIMAL manual household labor and occasional walks when the weather cooperates.

Since being quarantined, my writing time has increased and become a fierce ally. I’m not sure I’d like to actually thank Covid for gluing me to the computer, but I will credit and acknowledge Mr. Ice Pack, who’s lent me comfort for achy shoulders, and Ms. Tylenol for various assorted muscle aches.

Here’s what I’ve accomplished to date.

Row With Me is a fun novelette included in our Summer Shorts Collection, which I am offering now as a single on preorder – Here’s the blurb: “Shiloh’s previous liaisons are the less than traditional type, but meeting Gus is a game changer on so many levels. Her attraction to him is gut slamming, but is she ready to commit to a man?”

I released Braving the Wild Elements last week and it’s having a pretty good run – the story is also included in our Sweet and Sassy Summertime: Volume One Anthology.

Here’s the blurb: “Two softhearted sisters throw caution to the wind and rescue a stranded hitchhiker during a mandatory evacuation. Add a homeless veterinarian for good measure and learn the secret of how all four weather the elements during an unexpected hurricane – especially behind closed doors when they face the passionate storms brewing in their hearts.” You can get Elements here:

My third tale is (oddly enough) called Work in Progress, but this fun story is only available in our soon to be released, comedy collection Cute But Crazy: Ditzy Dudes. You can preorder the collection now and it will zoom into your Kindle on Sept. 8. Pre-Order it here:

Our newest collection is called Invincible Diversity (Invincible Women Book 4) and is on preorder status – Ladies, you won’t want to miss this one – the collection is guaranteed to knock your socks off – Women’s Fiction at its finest – with nothing held back.

Check out this blurb!

A Premier Collection of Eight Exceptional Stories, Four Brand-New, From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors – Eight unique and unusual love stories that tackle the tough issues we face every day – racial acceptance or intolerance, whether black, brown, red or yellow, differing religious views, sexuality, family and social values, and so much more. You can PreOrder this outstanding new collection here:

PS: I’ve thrown away my scale –

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About Susan Jean Ricci

A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. Look for the soon to be published, and final saga Don't Bruise the Bananas 2020. Cindy and Jay's mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Please also consider the other stand alone works of fiction and short stories in Ms. Ricci's collection, with more to come later this year. A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, several of Ms. Ricci's titles have been recognized as the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016 and as IAN finalists in 2017, 2018, 2019.

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