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Gearing Up For Fall

After a summer with a broken wing, I am lining up events and promotions for fall.

In September In downtown Columbus, I will be selling my book at an author INDEPENDENTS DAY event with other writers..
                          Mid-month, I go to my college reunion and will donate a book for a door prize at mixer. Hopefully, others will take note and ask about WHILE.
                          I will also donate a book for our annual neighborhood picnic. Again I hope it will stir some added interest.
In October    My ad for WHILE will run in Columbus Creative Co-operative's latest edition.
                        In Chicago, I will be checking the status of my books held at two book stores there.
                        Later in the month, I speak to the Gahanna Library book Club.
                        My book and I plan to appear at Writer's Ink Book Fair.
In November I will present WHILE to the Westerville Senior Citizen's book club.

Selling a book takes alot of marketing which I am learning, but I would rather WRITE!

Summer News

Thanks to all who answered my request and posted comments on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com book sites. These should help sales of While.
Part of a comment in a letter; "You and your co-author have done an interesting and effective job of juxtaposing your two lives ..."
Sales have slowed due to my recuperation time.Monster sling is off. Physical therapy is strenuous. See my comments on Poetry page.
I have two upcoming book signings at end of July and bookings for fall.
In September I go to 50th college reunion from Grove City College (PA). Lookin forward to getting together with three other alumna for the weekend.
Never thought of this date in my life. I am donationg a copy of WHILE for a door prize at one of the events.

Good News

WHILE won Exceptioinal rating at Columbus Parks&Recreation Festival!
My poem Seinworb won exceptional as well. The poem is a backward poem of the process of making brownies.  Look for it on poetry page.
Writing is now curtailed. My shoulder surgery went well, but right arm is in a sling for 6 weeks.
Still keeping busy. Spoke to veteran's group June 1 and at Columbus Arts Festival June 2.
An ad for WHILE will be in Columbus Creative Co-operative anthology this summer.
I'm busy lining up dates for fall presentations.
Please send comments.

Happy Birthday WHILE

WHILE is a year old this month of May. We are hearing comments about the book from people all over the world. I'm excited to discuss the book with MY book club in June!

I just came back from England Scotland. What a trip! Bill&I saw the Tower of London and crown jewels, cruised on the River Thames, went to Liverpool, Stratford uponAvon toured  toured Edinburgh Castle, ate haggais, visited woolen mills ( Hanna and Craig plaids not made. Bummer!) sipped tea on Brittania, went to Loch Ness-no monster, All this and lots more!

Shoulder Surgery scheduled 5/16. My Activities will be curtailed for awhile.

Playing With Words

My short story is being published in the latest Columbus Creative Co-operative anthology. My story "From Empty Envelopes" fits the theme for While You Were Gone.
I had previously written the story from the prompt to write a story about someone who is nothing like you, but wants the same thing. I wrote about a homeless woman who wants to be a writer. The title came from my mother's habit of writing notes on empty envelopes.
I've taken up the challenge of a local columnist to write a poem from a Columbus Dispatch headline. I wrote "The Ballad of he Buckeyes 2011" based on the poem of "Casey at the Bat." Semi is Final Step is my description of the OSU basketball team's final step in the championship race, to the pace and wording of the older poem. It was hard to get the last game emotions and starting players mentioned, but I did. "Oh, somewhere is this favored land the sun is shining bright/ But there is no joy in Columbus--The Buckeyes lost that night."


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