Ah, April, you little minx

April is the crazy month...although I actually think I say that about every month. But this time I mean it. No, I really do!

Here is what I am committed to doing in April:

  • Completing Book 1 in the Trilogy (which you can read about on my Works in Progress page) so I can present it to an agent on April 12;
  • Attending the Nebraska Writers Guild spring conference (check out the blurb below about seeing me read at this event);
  • Completing the book Adventures with Corrin and Grace (and coming up with a real title) since it is a long overdue Christmas present for my nieces (info about it is also on the Works in Progress page);
  • Submitting a short story for the Women Writing the West's Laura Short Fiction Contest; 
  • Participating in Creative Non-Fiction Bootcamp (writing 300 words every day); and
  • Participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (the off-season version of write a novel in a month -- I signed up to write 50,000 words [because clearly I like torture] ).

(Hmm, what am I forgetting...)

Yeah, so if you don't hear from me for a while, it is likely because I am recuperating, or possibly because I am jiggling puddle of goo over there in the corner. Either way, I will be back as soon as I can because the next check mark on my to-do list is publishing the novels, and trust me -- that's where the real fun starts! 

I have posted one of the stories that I wrote for the bootcamp. The prompt was to write about a familiar place in a new way (e.g., as if seen from the first time). I thought I knew what I was going to work on, but then Facebook discussions decided that they needed to have a say in the story as well. The result, "The World Beyond," is a fun little piece where two worlds collide. 

Enjoy! 

**Author Reading**

Friday April 11

7:00-9:00 pm

Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE

Every year the Nebraska Writers Guild holds it spring conference at Mahoney State Park, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. On the first evening of the event, guild members are invited to read from their works. This event is free and open to the public. 

This year, I will be reading as well. As this will be my first public reading in more than a decade, I would love to see some friendly faces (<--yes, that's me, begging). I am not sure what I will be reading yet. Do you have any suggestions? Let me know what you would like to hear. 

If you have the chance, please come out and support Nebraska artists as they share what they have been working on since last year's conference. Those of you planning to attend, drop me a line so I know to look for you. 

New Fiction 

The World Beyond

The picture window vibrates with such a tiny rattle that it’s easy to ignore, especially in an old farm house where everything rattles or squeaks or clunks. For eight decades, little boys have pressed their soft noses up against the great window, anxious to see the treasures offered by the crisp spring dawns. Now the window has a little give, …

Continue reading here. 

Honeysuckle Series - Upcoming Sales

The insiders' scoop: All three ebooks will be on sale at Amazon at some point in the next two weeks. I wanted you to be the first to know.

Honeysuckle Road is currently on sale for 99 cents (until April 6)

Honeysuckle Memories will be *free* from April 4 until April 6. 

Honeysuckle Dreams will be on sale for 99 cents from April 6 until April 11.

I also published a paperback volume, The Honeysuckle Anthology, which includes the stories from all three ebooks.  

I hope you'll let others know as well. Thank you!

That's all for this week~

Thank you so much for reading my work. If you know anyone who might enjoy my writing, please feel free to forward this newsletter to them.

Thank you for sharing in this exciting ride with me!