Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
Thursday, August 6, 2009
And Beyond . . .
First there was the letter inviting me to check out the advantages of a motorized scooter to enhance my mobility . . . then I visited my ninety-something year-old friend in the nursing home . . .
Then there was the post from Sylvia Dickey Smith in an online list. She wrote: I have been hired to write an e-newspaper column on the topic OLDER WOMEN MAKE BETTER WRITERS.
If you are an "older-middle age and beyond" aged published woman who would like to have your book spotlighted on this program, please email me off list.
And beyond . . . Well, I can't turn my back on the fact that in order to call myself middle-aged, I would have to count on living to 132 . . . and of course an author can use all the publicity she can get.
So I emailed Sylvia and in the blink of an eye, my book and I were in the spotlight here.
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I'm the author of The Elizabeth Goodweather Full Circle Farm Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell. The series includes SIGNS IN THE BLOOD (LA MONTAGNE DES SECRETS in France), ART'S BLOOD, (LE SECRET DES APPALACHES in France,) OLD WOUNDS,IN A DARK SEASON (Anthony Nominee, Best PBO), and UNDER THE SKIN. There's also THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS (a spinoff/standalone)chronicling the unexpected life story of Miss Birdie, one of Elizabeth's neighbors.
Currently I have just completed a historical novel, dealing with a massacre in my county during the Civil War.
I came to this weird business late (my first novel was published in 2005) and am still trying to figure it out.
As my novels are set in a place much like my real life home, I thought I'd use this blog to share pictures of our farm and county. I've been blogging for nearly nine years now, on an almost daily basis, and the topics have ranged from writing, chickens, food, books, quilts, flora and fauna of all sorts, to the occasional tiny rant. There's no plan, but there are lots of pictures.
There's more information about me and my books on my web site: http://vickilanemysteries.com/