8 days offline to finish a new book, of course. Which is now done and multiply sent off the publishers.

At some point in a project, I need to put everything aside and totally concentrate.

So I’m back, my friends! At least for now. I should take a day off, but there’s too much to do. Maybe this weekend.

I must tell you, at first I feared that my growing online presence would collapse like. . . .the price of gold? The stock market?

Thank heaven that hasn’t happened. I mean me and the stock market. I don’t know about gold.

Without any Tweeting, I gained 54 new Followers on Twitter.

A bunch of you great folks on WordPress have liked my blogs from days ago and started following me (more about WordPress and my difficulties with the site in another day or so).

More have friended me on Goodreads and connected with me on LinkedIn.

Facebook is truly a constant stream that I’ve followed and contributed to less than I used to. So things were pretty quiet over there.

And my books have kept selling.

So. Question: is it really necessary for an author to blog and social network every day? The handlers out there say yes. The social sites are pleased to receive all this free content.

But do you, the reader, follow daily posts? Or is it too much? When does it become too much for you?

In the meantime, I’m working on the third volume of Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) and a very fun collection of stories previously published in magazines and anthologies worldwide entitled Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.

Plus I’m mulling over what book I want to review next for Goodreads, which I’ll post here. Still on my To-Read List are A Discovery of Witches and The Night Circus. Don’t know when I’ll get to them. If you’ve read either book, let me know what you think.

From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, screenplays, forthcoming projects, and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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More affordable titles for your reading enjoyment:

New Romantic Suspense! Celestial Girl, Book 1: The Heartland (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily flees Toledo on the Overland train. She must share a seat with Jackson Tremaine and befriends the Celestial Girl, the daughter of a Chinese dignitary. But appearances are not what they seem.

New! Celestial Girl, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily and Jackson arrive in San Francisco and discover the murder of an immigration official connected with the Celestial Girl. She and Jackson are compelled into a dangerous murder investigation. Meanwhile, as they begin a hot affair, a contract for murder is taken out on Lily’s life.

Coming soon! Celestial Girl, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, which will include Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, and Book 4: Terminus. The Omnibus Edition will include all three books.

Of The Gilded Age, the New York Times Book Review said, “A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”

New Urban fantasy! The Garden of Abracadabra is available in three affordable installments. Begin with Book 1: Life’s Journey on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

The Bantam classic, Summer of Love is available in seven affordable installments. Begin at the beginning on Nook, Kindle, or UK Kindle

Suspense! Don’t miss SHAKEN, my sexy thriller, an ebook adaptation of “Deus Ex Machina” published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, republished in Transcendental Tales (Donning Press), and translated and republished worldwide. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Literary science fiction! And don’t miss TOMORROW’S CHILD, The Story That Sold To The Movies. This began as a medical documentary, then got published in Omni Magazine as a lead story, and finally sold to Universal Pictures, where the project is now in development. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Thank you for your readership!