"Imagination does not become great until human beings,
given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
~ Maria Montessori
April was kind enough to ease in and grace us with sunshine. Although the waterways have risen, the meteorologist said it could have been worse if the weather hadn’t cooperated as it has, at least for us here in Minnesota. I hope those of you in the states with major flooding are safe. We do have snow piles remaining in the cul-de-sacs and in hard to reach spots for the sun to melt the snow away, like edges of buildings. I like snow but am happy when it melts away, the birds return and sing morning songs, and the trees and flowers rebloom. Our neighbors have a magnolia tree, more of a bush, that I look forward to the most seeing bloom. A sure sign that spring has arrived and summer is on its way.
Congratulations to David Maxfield! He won this quarter’s newsletter drawing. Since I’m aiming to turn in Autumn Falls in May to my publisher, David will be receiving a lake puzzle and heavy-duty bottle opener with the Seasons of Change Series photo on the opener. If you haven’t seen the series photo, click HERE to check it out. After I turn my book in for editing, I hope to have a cover for Autumn Falls to share with you in June. You can read the blurb for Autumn Falls HERE.
Thank you to those who stopped by to see me at the Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair on Saturday, May 23. I had a fun time meeting new readers and authors. If you missed me in Rosemount, you can catch me all summer in N. St. Paul at the History Cruzers Friday night events. Click HERE to see when I’ll be there and to learn more about this great gathering. Cars, food, music, and fun!
Wondering what’s happening with my son’s wedding planning? You’ll have to wait until May, unless you’re a newsletter subscriber. Sorry, but my subscribers are the first to hear and see everything. Click HERE if you want to get in on being the first to get writing and personal life news. Oh, not to mention, you can check off to be a part of my newsletter subscribers quarterly drawing for a little gift item (US residents only). Our daughter continues to thrive and succeed at college. Recently, she met with her advisor and with some changes could graduate early, which would allow her to start her graduate program sooner. My youngest son’s traveling soccer season kicked off in November, with me volunteering as team manager. This has been a learning curve for me and has taken some time away from writing as I learn the technical side of my job. Years ago, when I managed, most things were done on paper. Now, most of it is handled on a PC or hand-held electronic device. It’s all good, and I’m glad I can help out. My hubby and I went to Allianz Field, the new home for the MN United FC soccer team, to check out the stadium and our seats. Very nice. My two highlights, checking out the locker room and walking out through the tunnel to the pitch like the players will on match days.
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~ InD'tale Magazine
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~ InD'tale Magazine
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