Ambling Into Autumn

The View From my Office Window

There are a tremendous number of misunderstandings about New Mexico, from the common (Q: Is it really a state?  A: Yes. Since 1912.) to when the weather is the best­­—not spring or summer, as in so many places, but autumn, when the landscape is awash with purple (asters) and gold (sunflowers, chamisa, snakeweed, four-wing saltbush, and more).  The temperatures are short-sleeve comfortable during the day, and snuggly cool at night.

I’m looking out my office window right now at a yard that no longer is heat tortured, but full of color.

I’m glad for that view because the last week or so has been very busy, and I’ve spent a lot of time at my desk.  Not bad, just busy.  I’ve turned in the copy-edited manuscript for my forthcoming novel, Library of the Sapphire Wind, which comes out February of 2022.  If you’re curious, you can read a bit more about it here.

My website bookshop now includes the hardcovers of the two books, Artemis Awakening and Artemis Invaded.  They join most of my other out of print works, including all but one of the Firekeeper novels, books going back to my earliest days as a professional writer, as well as some of my indie pub novels, which range from the experimental Asphodel to two Firekeeper sequels, to my non-fiction Wanderings on Writing.

Works in progress are new e-book editions of Artemis Awakening and Artemis Invaded.  I’ll let you know when they’re ready.

I’m also writing another novel set in the same universe as Library of the Sapphire Wind because I like being there, and spending time with the people who live there. 

That’s about it for now…  Any questions?

5 Responses to “Ambling Into Autumn”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    If someone wanted to move to Albuquerque, what advice would you give them?
    I ask as someone whose company has an office there and I’m thinking it’s time to get the hell out of Texas because I don’t have the energy to deal with a viciously gerrymandered state for another 10 years.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Be prepared for extremes of just about everything: heat/cold, political views, cultures. That said, I like it here. We also have a good SF club in Albuquerque that is very welcoming of newcomers, so you’d have a base for making new friends.

      Feel free to e-mail me (contact info on my website) if you have additional questions.

  2. nola94 Says:

    Looking forward to Library of the Sapphire Wind, I wish it were coming out sooner… but it will be a nice post-holiday treat. Thanks for the update!

  3. Louis Robinson Says:

    When you say ‘another novel’, do you mean Aurora B. Bridge – or is this a third one?

    And I notice that Library is in _very_ good company on the schedule 🙂

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