Or...winter is here.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but those of us in the South Dakota/Wyoming area are into the "It's beginning to look a lot like Chrisalloween" period of the year. You know, when it's fall and there's leaves on the ground, leaves still on the trees, pumpkins on the porch, and...snow?
And before you ask, no, it's not our first snow of the year. If I remember correctly it snowed in mid-September. Or July. Who knows.
The point is, it's winter, but fall, all at the same time. Best of both worlds. Or not, but might as well look on the bright side, even if that's hard to do now when it's dark all the time.
And since it's winter/fall, it seems like a good time to talk about Son of Winter.
It may not feel like October anymore, but there's actually still twelve days left to take advantage of my "fall" book sale. It's not really fall anymore, but it's a book with the word winter in the title, so let's compromise and say it all works. One of the main characters from Son of Winter, Yhkon, may be from a fantasy world...but I dunno, he seems like a South Dakotan.
Anyway, Son of Winter, like the rest of the series, is still discounted for the rest of October! And for the rest of 2020 (which I don't know about you, but I'm kind of ready for it to be over) all the book sales profit goes to charity.
The book itself, like this fall/winter we're having, is also a bit of a conundrum. Most of the story doesn't actually take place in winter. Just like most of our fall doesn't take place in fall...or...something.