dianne salerni author
dianne salerni author


First, I’d like to thank all my blogging friends who continue to stop here and say hello, even though I’ve been absent from most of your own blogs recently. That darn day job has really eaten into my blog reading time! I feel like it’s all I can do to get a blog posted here three times a week, and if I can find two days a week to read other people’s blogs, I count myself lucky!

Of course, being in the grip of the climax of my WIP has also kept me away from the blogosphere. I know most of the writers out there will understand – it’s hard for anything to compete with your WIP when it gets to that point! And now – IT’S FINISHED! The first draft of The Caged Graves is complete, at 72,500 words! Of course, I already know there’s a bunch of things wrong with it – plot holes, clues left dangling because I changed my mind, irregular pacing, characters who should have been introduced early on turning up unexpectedly in the middle, etc. I’ve already started digging into it and changes are underway …

In other exciting news, I was the guest of a book club in Charlestown, Pennsylvania last week. Thank you, Ellen Behrle, for inviting me and for hosting the book club meeting. It was a fun evening – great food, great wine, and lots of laughs. I’m so glad everyone enjoyed We Hear the Dead, and I loved sharing the biographies I used as resources – especially the photographs of the real people. (We also spent some time trying to “cast” the dashing Elisha Kane for the film …)

Anyway, back to work on The Caged Graves …