Words and pictures from the author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes as well as the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries . . .
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Josie and the Case of the Missing Crystal
I had to move the library books off it.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Grateful for Small Pleasures
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Aspirational vs. Actual
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Red Sky at Morning
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Whatever Gets You Through (and Sometimes That's Josie)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Autumnal Equinox--A Fine Balance
In this unbalanced time
It's good to see the sun rise
Due east as it should.
Halfway from summer,
Hanging in the year's balance,
Halfway to winter...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Disappointed! But Here's a Reading on YouTube
After posting about how well the Zooming was going, I had to bow out of the virtual reading at Malaprop's yesterday because my internet connection went all weird. And I saw some of my blog/Facebook friends were there. Drat and I'm so sorry.
So I recorded my reading on YouTube and HERE it is. Not the best but I'll try again soon.
And many thanks to those friends who showed up!
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg--A Light for the Ages
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Zooming Away . . .
Every semester Great Smokies Writing Program does an event called Writers at Home with readings by current faculty members at Asheville's wonderful bookstore Malaprop's. Unfazed by the pandemic, this Sunday at 3 (Eastern Time,) the event will be held by Zoom.
If you're interesting in hearing the readings, follow this link https://forms.gle/C4j9KrCdY2vg89nW6
I, of course, will read a bit from the forthcoming And the Crows Took Their Eyes.
You sign up (it's free) and Malaprop's sends you an invitation with a link to join the event. (I don't know if it will be recorded or not.)
Getting familiar with this Zoom thing. My critique class is going quite well--it helps that they are all amazing writers and excellent critiquers--and I think there is almost as much personal connection and spontaneity as in regular classes.
(Though I must admit to a bit of a problem last night when my internet went wonky and appeared to be mired in molasses. I ended up phoning in and participating by audio only. I think I've spotted the problem now.)
I hope I have as I'll be doing more Zooming 0n October 16 with my book launch--also via Malaprop's. And I'm hoping to do a Zoom event through our county library after local folks have had a chance to read the book. I'll be looking for some discussion.
I even got an invitation to speak at our local Rotary Club via Zoom. Since the meeting's at 7:30 am, I'm especially happy not to have to travel any farther than upstairs to my
workroom er, studio. (Note my adjustable desk and quaint sound baffling techniques.)