A lot has happened along my "Storyteller's Journey" since my last newsletter! Here are just a few of the highlights:
In January the Pacific Northwest received one of its worst winter storms in decades. While I love snow, it was a challenge to get around!
In February I traveled to New York City to attend the SCBWI Winter Conference. Since two of my sons live in Brooklyn I was able to spend time with them as well.
Hearing from veteran authors at the conference was extremely inspirational!
Earlier this month my husband and I attended the musical, Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl. It was an inspiring experience to see a production based on one of my favorite children's books!
Last week I traveled to Costa Mesa, California with my husband Michael. He was a participating artist in the Inaugural AIS "Impressions: Small Works Showcase." While he attended the events for the artists, I kept busy by editing my MG manuscript. We also found time to visit the nearby Pacific Ocean.
The BIG NEWS I have to share is the Cover Reveal for Journey To Snowdonia—which will be coming in September!
The art my husband, Michael Lindstrom, creates for my books is stunning. I can't thank him enough for the impact he's had on my work!
Here's the flap copy description of our next Lindstrom Wintertime Tale:
Henry and Harriet are proper children, who live in a proper house, on a proper street, in Victorian London. But when their father, Mr. Charles W. Smithwaite, decides to take the family on a winter holiday in Wales, the siblings go on an outing that is anything but proper. Whilst their father & mother are busy with their society friends, Henry & Harriet venture away from the country manor, into the ancient Gwydir Forest, deep in the land of Snowdonia. Then, when a mishap occurs in the mysterious woods, they discover the magical powers of the amazing creatures that live amidst the misty mountains of Wales. But most importantly, they learn about trust, and about kindness, and about the necessity for courage when confronted with an adversary.
A magical tale of whimsy & wonder, sure to delight readers this holiday season!
Be sure to watch for upcoming opportunities to win a copy of Journey to Snowdonia. I'll also be giving away copies of my other titles, too!
Here's wishing each of you a warm and joyful spring!