Forward to the Future!

img_1202When I was growing up, I used to pretend that I was Sally Shoskies, the child prodigy head of a major film studio named Shoskies Pictures. One of Shoskies’s major “releases” of 1995 was Forward to the Future, about a girl who traveled in her grandfather’s time machine to the far distant year of 2019, where she met her future husband and children, saw flying cars, and had to save her family from an evil rival time traveler. (Originality was still something I was working on.)

As hard as it is to believe sometimes, the actual 2019 is actually here. I have never been so excited for a new year in a long time, as I hope, God-willing, to hang out in October with my lovely fellow Jane Austen fans in Colonial Williamsburg at the 2019 JASNA AGM and release three new books! All details are subject to change, of course, but here are three little sneak peeks at what I’ve been working on.

First up, after much retooling, Once Upon My Mind is finally, finally close to being ready in time for an Easter 2019 release! Rachel MacDonald is just as imaginative as I was as a child, but instead of imagining films, she imagines stories about what happened to the characters from her favorite book, The Park Avenue Prince. When dragons and elves start magically appearing in her quiet north Texas suburb, Rachel finds out Fabula, the magical land from her stories, is a real place, her characters are real people, and she and her family are in very real danger from people dead-set on literally re-writing history. Be sure to follow me (@authorhannahvale) on Facebook and Instagram as I will be introducing more of the characters from the story in a few weeks.

Then this summer, look out for two new books from the world of Time and Tenacity. What if you wrote a letter to your favorite author and they wrote back? And, oh yeah, what if that author has been dead for over two hundred years? That’s the situation Anna Kelly (yes, that Anna Kelly) finds herself in in a new Time and Tenacity novelette, Anna and Miss Austen, when she finds a small pocket of time dust that lets her communicate with none other than Jane Austen herself. I’m really excited about this one because a.) who wouldn’t want be pen pals with Jane Austen? and b.) I’ve grown increasingly more convinced in the last three years that I gave Anna a raw deal in Time and Tenacity and so this is a chance for her to give her a little more character development and maybe even the chance to travel in time herself.

Finally, in August 2019, look out for the long-awaited Time and Tenacity, Volume II! This time, it’s Colin and Brittany Darcy who are the fishes out of the water when Brit finds herself stranded in 1799. Find out what happened to Jane Farnsworth and her family and friends next and get more of a glimpse into what life as a member of the time travel research project is like.

Whether you arrived in 2019 by time machine or the old-fashioned way, I hope you are having a great year so far! I will be off-line more for the next month or so as I put the finishing touches on all three of these projects, but I hope to be back with covers for the two Time books, excerpts, and other diverting information soon.

So long 2018, the year of “Stargate”

Screenshot_20181230-205450On New Year’s Eve 2017, I was sure that this year was finally going to be the year of Once Upon My Mind. Instead it sort of turned out to be the year of Stargate instead. I watched the original 1994 movie on New Year’s Day with my dad, watched all 10 seasons of SG-1 and 5 seasons of Atlantis over the summer, and ended the year seeing Aquaman with Ronon Dex in Atlantis once again.

While this wasn’t the most productive year for my own writing until after returning home from the JASNA AGM, I gleaned a lot of ideas about satisfying story-telling from the SG-1 team, the Atlantis expedition, and their wide casts of memorable supporting characters that reinvigorated my muse during my “Jane Austen in Bath” period. Here are just a few examples:

It’s okay to have a formula at the start

Stargate SG-1 lasted 10 seasons with over 200 episodes, and that was mostly due to the fact that they had a pretty unshakable formula: The team goes through the Stargate to another planet. Something’s wrong on that planet. They have to solve the problem before they can go home. The End (until next week.) Later episodes were able to go beyond (and make fun of) this basic premise because they had the characters and situations developed within this formula as a foundation.

One of the main reasons I held off on starting Time and Tenacity, Volume II for so long is because I thought, “They can’t just lose the time machine again.” Then, in Kansas City, thinking in part of Stargate, I thought “Maybe some plot elements just get used over again because they work.” In the process, I actually found that using my own formula as a launching pad helped me develop some fresher complications for my time-travelers.

Let everyone participate in the “magic” as much as possible

One of my least favorite episodes of SG-1 was one in which all the male members of the team switched bodies and the team’s only female member, Samantha Carter, was the one who figured out the solution to switch them all back. The writers probably thought they were being really empowering by having Sam be the one who saved the day, but honestly, as someone who got into writing in part because I wanted more women to travel in time or save fantasy kingdoms, I just really wanted to see Sam switch bodies with someone too. In fact, my favorite episodes of the series were the ones in which Sam was just a normal part of the team instead of being the strongest, smartest, etc.

As I was realizing this, I also realized one of Rachel’s team members in the Once Upon My Mind series was being reduced too much to the character who just reacted to watching magical things happen to the others, and a lot of that was a result of her character being severely underdeveloped. So she got the double benefit of much more character development and a more fun role in the plot!

In the words of the Doctor, let “everybody live” once in a while

2018 was a year marked by personal loss for me, as it was for many others. While addressing death in writing is an important and at times necessary thing– I wouldn’t have stuck with Once for more than 15 years if I didn’t believe that– I found part of what kept making me want to watch another episode or four of SG-1 and Atlantis every day was that were episodes when it looked like one of the characters was going to have to make a sacrifice or be the ultimate demonstration of the danger everyone was in that things pulled together so they lived in the end. Even characters who did die sometimes came back in a sense, through science-fiction ways including clones or alternate universes, for some amount of closure. A story can still be deep and meaningful without killing any characters. After all, isn’t part of the reason we watch and read stories is because they’re better than real life?

Michael Shanks makes every story 10,000 times better


Okay, I haven’t figured out how to apply this one to my writing yet, but I’m working on it…

2018 wasn’t the year I had hoped for in many ways, but many constructive lessons resulted from it that I will be able to carry into 2019 and beyond.  I’m excited to spend the beginning hours of 2019 working on three new projects. I’ll share some more about them soon, but until then, I hope your New Year’s celebrations are safe and most diverting, and this new year is the continuation or the start of a new productive time in your life.




The Making of Time & Tenacity Part 3: What’s in a Name?

(New to this blog? Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Also, welcome!)

alsojaneSo now that I knew who they all were, I needed to give my Time and Tenacity characters names. By the end of writing, Jane and Colin were the only characters who had the same name consistently. In one version, Cassandra, Eleanor, and Isabella were Eleanor, Emma, and Cassandra, respectively. I decided Cassandra was a better fit for Jane’s oldest sister, just like Cassandra Austen was Jane’s real-life older sister. Eleanor had the same first two letters as Elizabeth, and Isabella seemed like a good fit for Jane’s slightly bratty younger sister since it remains a fairly common name amongst preschoolers. Incidentally, all of my Regency characters had first and last names that are used somewhere in Jane Austen’s writing so I’d know for sure they were authentic (no Kevins hanging out in 19th century England!)

Even though it’s a bit cliché to name the heroine of a Regency-set novel Jane, it just fit in so many ways, from the character being a writer to Jane being a deceptively “plain”-sounding name compared to her sisters’. Colin and Brittany would be the only characters that kept their counterparts’ surname to better assure readers that Colin, and not Eleanor’s awful first husband, was Mr. Darcy’s counterpart; from there, the line “Colin Darcy, and yes that’s my real name” basically wrote itself.

As for the rest of the main characters:

  • My father’s name is Charles and his father’s name was Ed, so in my mind at least Charles Bingley translated pretty naturally to Edward Phillips.
  • Anna Kelly is a reference to the actresses who played Caroline Bingley in the 1995 and 2005 adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, respectively, as well as a reference to Anne de Bourgh, since she is engaged to Colin (though more formally so in Time!)
  • Gillian was the name of a super-nice librarian I worked with during my practicum for my MLS who was originally from England, so it was the first name that came to mind when it came time to name a British woman. Besides the obvious Pride and Prejudice reference, I also liked Bennet because it sounded like another favorite time-travelling doctor of mine.
  • Riley was a modern name that would stand out from the Regency ones, while Granger sounded old-fashioned enough that he could blend in in the 19th century.
  • Brittany is my favorite Chipmunk… just kidding, I unfortunately have no interesting story behind her other than it was a popular name in the 1990’s.
  • Fly’s name was originally Samuel, but I chose Francis instead because I could use it for three different generations of Jennings men with every generation having a different variation: Sir Francis, Frank, and Fly. Fly was also the nickname of Jane Austen’s brother Francis as a young child, a discovery that also helped me unlock a major aspect of Fly’s character: that he can run really fast.
  • David Andrews is a reference to writer Andrew Davies, who has adapted four of the six Jane Austen novels, and who, like David is Welsh.

Thanks so much for reading this little tour through the making of Time and Tenacity! What part of the writing process are you the most curious about?


“Mary Poppins Returns” and teaches me a few things about writing in the process

Poppins_BLOGHolidayPreviewI’ve been looking forward to the new Mary Poppins Returns movie for two years since the casting announcements of every favorite actor of mine started pouring in while my mom was first hospitalized. The original Mary Poppins was one of my very first movies, a formative influence on both Time and Tenacity and Once Upon My Mind, and one of the very few movies that’s held up to repeated watchings for me. And the new film is lovely and diverting in so many ways, including lots of fun little Easter eggs (as well as the much-promoted appearance by Dick Van Dyke, look for a brief cameo by the original Jane Banks!) and catchy songs (My toes were tapping in the theater along to “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.”)

As I suspected for months, however, the film is a little Mary Poppins: The Force Awakens. They go into an animated world! They all go visit Mary’s eccentric family member who’s played by a beloved character actor! There’s a disastrous trip to the bank, followed by a big dance number by the male lead and his career mates!

There’s actually nothing wrong with un-originality (as long as it doesn’t cross the line into plagiarism, of course.) We might grumble that nothing seems new anymore, but secretly I think we find it fun and comforting when stories hit familiar beats. Why else would Hallmark Channel Christmas movies be so popular? The weakness of Mary Poppins Returns, however, isn’t that it copies but that it copies in a just-for-the-sake-of-being-there way that makes many of the scenes feel artificial. (Please note some minor spoilers for both Mary Poppins films follows.)

The example that stood out the most to me is the animated scene. In the original Mary Poppins, Bert draws a chalk picture of the English countryside. The kids, Jane and Michael, ask if they can go visit and Mary takes them into the chalk drawing. A day in the English countryside, including a horse race, a fox hunt, and taking afternoon tea at a restaurant staffed by penguins, follows. Not the most dynamic stuff, but none of it pops out of nowhere. The two songs in this animated sequence come organically as well: “Jolly Holiday” is sung by Mary and Bert while they’re strolling delightfully through the countryside and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“– which I spelled right on the first try, hooray!– is the result of one of the cartoon countryside denizens asking Mary how she feels about winning the horse race.

In contrast, the animated scene in Returns is spurred when the new kids, Anabel, John, and Georgie, break a Royal Doulton china bowl that belonged to their late mother and have to go into the bowl to fix a wheel that has come off the pictured carriage. Not a bad start, but the wheel is fixed almost immediately once they arrive. Something a dear beta reader told me on Once Upon My Mind is that nothing should ever work out that easily! The characters decide to stay and explore the world of the bowl some more and end up at a music hall, which is nothing but a stage to set another musical number on. There is no organic reason why Mary and her new sidekick-in-magical-poppinsadventuring Jack would suddenly decide to sing a 1930’s British music hall style song except that everyone wants them to. The whole sub-plot of the animated sequence could be finding the part to fix the wheel, and if the filmmakers really had their hearts set on doing a music hall number, maybe Mary and Jack could have been confused for music hall singers along the way. (Stranger things have happened!) They could have even kept the foreshadowing with the wolf– the one rather clever part of the whole cartoon sequence– by having him offer his assistance in repairing the wheel.

I say all this not to be a Grinch who ruins your holiday movie-going, but rather to say that all this musing helped me realize another missing piece in the mystery of what has held up Once Upon My Mind for so long. I love making lists to help me in my writing, and last night I made one of the essential and non-essential parts of Once. All the essential parts were emotional beats in the story (my protagonist learning to accept the unavoidable bad in life along with the good, for example), while all the non-essential parts were characters and complications she ran into on her quest for the book’s MacGuffin. I am, as a result, now in the process of reshaping Once into a story where everything that happens comes naturally from the story-line and the two worlds my characters inhabit, and don’t just happen to pad out the plot.

I was hoping 2018 would be the year of Once Upon My Mind, only for it to turn unexpectedly into the year of Stargate instead (more about that to come!), but on the top of my 2019 “to-do” list is to get Once  into your hands as soon as I can. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and whatever you choose to divert yourselves with is a small reflection of the hope, joy, love, and peace of the season.


My Most Excellent NaNoWriMo Adventure

YWP-NaNo-2018-Winner-BadgeI have a dark secret, my friends: I am probably the world’s most undisciplined writer. (Though you may have already figured that out looking through this blog’s history.) The approximately two-year period of my life from August 2016 to this September– when I was working through the illness and subsequent loss of my beloved mom and six months of grand jury duty for my home county to top it off– in particular seemed like my personal “Jane Austen in Bath” period.

Then this last month, I was an assistant instructor in my local library’s Young Writers Program for National Novel Writing Month. I previously participated in NaNoWriMo in 2015 and ended the month having written less than 2,000 words of the 50,000 word count goal (though November 2015 turned out to be one of my most productive months for working on Time and Tenacity— I suppose I do thrive on contradicting my own careful plans!) One of the benefits of being an instructor, however, is that I could set my own word count goal, just like the kids. 

So I decided on 25,000 words and dusted off one of my long-lingering ideas: a middle-grade novel about Cinderella’s pet cat. It looked for a while, especially after I got a sinus infection, like Cinderella’s cat was doomed to the rubbish heap with all my other un- and under-developed stories. I ended up having to slash 10,000 words off my final word count goal, but I forced myself to write at least one scene everyday in November even if it was ridiculous (and there were some pretty ridiculous scenes, including a pillow fight and a house made of chocolate.) It all paid off on November 29, 2018, when a tiny little trumpet played on my computer and little gold trophies filled my screen as I was furiously typing away: I had met my word-count goal!

I still have yet to determine if Cinderella and her cat will someday make it to a bookshelf near you, but this success really feels like it officially marks the end of a long, sad dry spell for me. In October, after returning home from the JASNA Annual General Meeting, I started writing the long-awaited Time and Tenacity, Volume II and I have just started development on a Time novelette centering on a character I decided this year I gave a pretty rotten deal to in the first book. And of course, Once Upon My Mind is still very much always on my own mind. I’ve learned in the past two years that nothing can be guaranteed, but I am praying and hoping that all three will be available by August 2019. If the last few years have also been discouraging for you and your art, I hope that 2019 will be the year the “productive switch” gets flipped back on for you.

Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? Or have you done something else cool in your area of art lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

The Making of Time & Tenacity, Part 2: Fun for the Whole Family!

TandT_kindleTwo weeks ago this day, I had my very first author appearance, and it was quite the stage for a debut: the vendors’ Emporium at the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting. Meeting my fellow JASNA members (JASNA-ites? JASNA-ians? I’m going to figure that out eventually) and the extremely talented and kind Amanda Root was most exciting, and I can’t wait, God-willing, to be in Colonial Williamsburg next fall to celebrate one of my favorite Jane Austen novels, Northanger Abbey. Until then, to keep the 2018 AGM festivities going for a little while longer, here’s Part 2 of my “Making of Time & Tenacity” series! (Here’s Part 1 if you’re just joining in the Timely fun.)

Please note: From this post on, it will get increasingly harder to discuss the process of writing Time without revealing major spoilers. If you have not read the book yet, I recommend skipping over these making-of posts, getting the book, and joining in on these discussion once you’ve read and (I hope!) enjoyed it! 

Previously on Hannah’s Blog: Time & Tenacity was initially the story of a Mary/Kitty Bennet composite, Jane, abandoning her boring and obnoxious family after the events of Pride and Prejudice and travelling in time with a dashing time traveler named Riley Granger. But as I quickly found out, leaving Lizzy, Darcy, Jane Bennet-Bingley, Mr. Bingley, and even Lydia behind in 1815 made for a very weak story. So the time machine picked up a few more travelers!

It was also around this point that I decided an episodic “hopping around in time” plot wouldn’t be sustainable. Each “episode” would have needed some kind of recurring central conflict, like a monster the Doctor needed to fight or an irrevocably damaged life Dr. Sam Beckett needed to fix. Since there were no monsters nor was there the ability to change history, I instead decided to center most of the action in 2015 with a few side trips, focusing the conflict on trying to get “un-stranded” in time instead.

After deciding Jane (Bennet-Bingley, whom I’ll refer to from here on as P&P Jane to avoid confusion), Elizabeth, and Lydia would come along, I had to decide what their plots, and the plots of their respective husbands, would look like. P&P Jane, I decided, would come with Mr. Bingley, and their major conflict would be that one of them would want to stay and one of them wouldn’t. I also knew fairly early on that my P&P Jane counterpart would be heavily pregnant, which would play a part in the couple’s final decision. Childbirth mortality rates in the 21st century United States are nowhere near the ideal zero percent, but they still are miles ahead of where they were in 19th century England when Jane Austen lost three sisters-in-law in childbirth.

As much as “Fitzwilliam Darcy reacts to microwaves” scenes would have been priceless, Darcy coming along with Elizabeth would just fall into too much of a repeat of the P&P Jane/Bingley plot. I wondered instead what it would have been like if one of my Jane’s sisters fell in love with a 21st-century man, since my Jane’s wrapped up in her enamorment with Riley for most of the story. It only took about two minutes after wondering that to realize “Of course Darcy is the 21st century guy!” Since using thinly-veiled counterparts of Pride and Prejudice characters instead of the characters themselves gave me more freedom to change certain circumstances around, I decided that in this version of events, Elizabeth had had to marry Mr. Collins (ew), but he had left her a young widow with two small sons after less than three years. This also gave me the opportunity to add a child’s perspective to all the time travel with Fly.

That left poor dear silly Lydia. Like P&P Jane, I knew her plot fairly right away would be that she was separated from her most treasured Wickham, and that the rest of our crew would never hear the end of it. I knew fairly quickly from that point that much like the climax of Pride centers around needing to rescue Lydia in a sense from social disgrace, the climax of Time would center around everyone needing to rescue Lydia’s counterpart from her husband who was really an evil time traveler. This also gave me a chance to work in a Persuasion reference, since like Wentworth and Benwick, the character who marries Lydia’s counterpart is a Naval captain who has made an even bigger fortune in the Napoleonic Wars (by knowing exactly what ships to capture!)

Deciding Jane’s sisters were coming along also led to the most game-changing decision of Time & Tenacity. In the original version, Jane and Riley were the only two consistent characters, which got old fast. I added another time traveler, Isabella’s great-great-great-great-great-great granddaughter Gillian who, thanks to time travel, would be old enough to be a motherly figure to Jane and help her realize Riley’s treachery. (Yes, I used the time-tested Jane Austen formula of “never trust the superficially charming guy” from the start!)

At the same time, I was playing around with the idea that part of the reason Jane had so much trouble fitting in with early 19th century genteel society was that she, unknowingly, was the daughter of a time traveler who had been placed Harry Potter-like on the Farnsworth family’s doorstep. Well, guess what, I almost instantly hated this idea because I hated the idea of further making her sisters bland and ordinary to make Jane “the Special One”. I revisited this when her sisters came along for the ride, when I came up with the idea that Riley had told everyone Gillian stranded him, and… bam. Not only Riley had stranded Gillian in the late 18th century, but Gillian went on to become Jane’s (and Cassandra, Eleanor, and Isabella’s) mother!

I probably could have come up with a halfway decent novel in the end had I stuck with Jane and Riley hopping around time by themselves, but I’m so grateful that even with the loads and loads of characters that ended up in the final product, Jane’s family came along in the end. There were, and are, many stories it seems where cruel words and actions are celebrated or even rewarded, so I’m proud Time celebrates sticking close to the ones who give us the encouragement, love, and kindness we all need to thrive.

Next time: naming my characters!


Back from bereavement leave, with lots of hope

By now you are probably wondering if I’ve fallen off the face of the earth (I haven’t!) or if Once Upon My Mind even exists (it does!)

Just as I was getting my computer problems sorted, I lost my biggest fan, my mother, to cancer this past June. In the months since, I’ve been coping with the help of my gracious God, all 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1, and preparations for a few author appearances in the coming weeks (more about them to come!) I haven’t forgotten about Once Upon My Mind, though.

You see, this book that I started all the way back in high school has always remained at heart the story of a teenage girl who has lost her mother and is trying to start a new chapter in her life. I had no idea when I got the idea for the story back in 2004 that this story was for me, to prepare myself for the day I never wanted to imagine.

Realizing this has made me also realize my book is missing a lot of emotional verisimilitude. I would like to beg your indulgence to go through the draft one more time so this can be added to the book. I pray that once Once is released this fall, it will be a spark of hope to you in a world that feels full of bad news and (seemingly) bad apples.

To reward you for your patience during my bereavement leave, I will have the long-awaited Part 2 of my “The Making of Time and Tenacity” blog series posted next week! Until then, have a wonderful weekend and…


Yeah, I totally have a new source of memes.

2018: The year of Once Upon My Mind!

img_1202At the beginning of this year, I wrote that my next novel, Once Upon My Mind, which I have been working on for fourteen years, seemed like the perfect novel for 2017. Well, the sad news is, it looks like 2017 will miss out on being the year of Once Upon My Mind by a mere six days.

That’s right, the happy news is that I am tentatively circling (never promising anything ever again) Saturday, January 6, 2018 as the release date for both the print and Kindle editions of Once! Why a Saturday? Other than it being the weekend, January 6th happens to be three years to the day since an episode of the beloved game show Jeopardy! aired featuring a certain at-the-time aspiring author and librarian…


…who told Alex Trebek that because she made it to the show, she would honor a promise she made at the auditions a year and a half before to name a character in the fantasy novel she was working on after him (and then proceeded to wipe out in the second round and not make it to Final Jeopardy, but then she and her sister went to Disneyland and rode Star Tours three times in a row, so it was all cool.)

Plus, with a royal baby and a royal wedding in the wings, 2018 seems like an even better year to release the story of a teenage girl, a young prince, and their quest to save both her Texas suburban library and his kingdom! As always, be sure to follow this blog and my Facebook page for the latest updates.

P.S. If Alex Trebek or any of the awesome folks at Jeopardy! are reading this, you get a free copy! I’d love to at least see a video of Alex’s reaction.

Happy Thanksgiving from Hannah!

Credit: Some unknown person who I would buy all the greeting cards from if they made them.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers and happy Doctor Who Day to my readers world-wide this week! I so wish I could supplement my felicitations with a happy update on my next book, Once Upon My Mind, but it looks like the story has much more extensive problems than I previously thought and now won’t be ready until at least early December.

In the midst of all the editing and polishing, I’m still faithfully updating my gratitude journal  every night. Despite a difficult year– with not only my Once release plans repeatedly crumbling, but the unexpected passing of two dear friends and needing to temporarily (I hope!) set aside my efforts to help refugees and other recent immigrants– I still find small but significant things to be thankful for, including but not limited to warm blankets, beautiful weather for biking, getting my seasonal allergies under better control, and my growing list of enthusiastic Time and Tenacity fans!

Speaking of Time, in celebration of Thanksgiving (and 54 years of Doctor Who!), the Kindle edition of Time and Tenacity will be FREE this Thursday, November 23rd through next Monday, November 27th. If you’ve already got your copy, please encourage your friends and family to add one to their cart when they’re doing their Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday shopping! I’ll be taking some off-line time to clean house, make cranberry sauce, and work some more on Once. I’ll be back next week with a Once update, so please be sure to follow this site and my Facebook page!




“Once” launch scrubbed, with my sincerest apologies

onceuponmymind_titlepageHelpful hint from Hannah to all writers: Never, ever “promise” that your new release date will be “really” be the final one.

There’s no professional way to spin this, so I’ll go ahead and give you the simple truth: the proof of Once Upon My Mind did not get the “all clear” from my fellow Colbie Gray staff, and the book will not be ready to go on sale this Tuesday. I’m deeply sorry for this eleventh-hour development, especially after promising no more release date changes. My staff thinks Once is something really special and meaningful and doesn’t want me to rush an inferior product to the shelves.

The good news is that this should only be a short delay; I still hope to have the book out between this Friday (November 17th) and next Sunday (November 19th) in time for your (American) Thanksgiving weekend reading pleasure. I’ve learned my lesson, however, and will not set a new release date in stone until everything gets approved, which I hope will be sometime this mid-week. Be sure to follow this site and my Facebook page for the latest news.