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July 17th to July 28th
I am on a 70% vacation in France for July/August.
Updates will be shorter than normal while I take some downtime to recharge (especially in August, as I will be biking the entire month).
We are 90% done with the designs for the new “best books of 2023”.
I got some great feedback from authors, and we are testing revisions now.
I’ll share the final designs in a few weeks.
Roughly what the author pages will look like…
Roughly what the category pages will look like…
What is going on outside of Shepherd?
I am on a 70% vacation in France!
My mom and stepdad visited for the last 2 weeks, which was amazing. We went canoeing on the Dordogne and a lot of other fun stuff. Plus, I celebrated my 42nd birthday on this planet 😃.
What am I reading?
Rereading Tom Clancy’s The Bear and The Dragon. I was curious as it held up as I read it as a kid.
Savage Peace - I need to finish this one, put it down, and haven’t picked it up in a few weeks, even though I love it. It is about the year right after WWI.
P.S. From our canoe trip!
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