Happy Summer, Friends!

It’s been a few months since I was able to touch base with all of you. The spring has been filled with travel, trials, and tractor pulls. (Okay, I didn’t actually go to any of those last ones, but now you’re paying attention.)

Now that things have settled down a bit, I’m happy to report that I’m back in production mode. My Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is completed. My manuscript for my first fiction book has been accepted for publication. I’m done teaching for the summer. And while other people head for the beach, I reorganize my life.

I’ve asked a few of my friends to drop by in the next few months, so you’ll be hearing from authors and artists from time to time. I hope you’ll click on over to their websites and support them with a comment or a “like” or investing in their art with a few dollars.

I’ll keep you posted on my book’s progress, and invite you all to celebrate with me!


Blogging from A to Z Challenge – April 2013

  I am excited (and more than a little scared) to be a participant in this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge!    I first learned of the challenge through an interview with Madeline Mora-Summonte at Flash Fiction Chronicles.  (As one of the editors, I learn about all kinds of writing events, but rarely get to participate!)  It all started in 2010, with about a hundred bloggers getting together to write for 26 days in April (with Sundays off for good behavior).  Each day features a new letter of the alphabet, and each blog continues its own theme – whether it be gardening, writing, crafts, education, or salt shaker collections.  Last year’s participants numbered over 1700 – and I’m contributing to make that number even bigger this year by blogging A to Z through April!

I hope you’ll join me – either by reading and leaving a comment each day, or joining the list yourself and blogging along with me!  Visit HERE to sign up your own blog, or check back on my page April 1st to see what turns up for the letter “A”.