Hello Friends, Family, and Fans of Literature!
The last three months have been extraordinary, and the remainder of the year should be just as amazing! Here are a few highlights since last spring — and a peek at what's coming up next along my storyteller's journey:
In late June we traveled to the Columbia River Gorge to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. While there, I managed to get in a bit of writing amongst all the fun!
In early July I participated in the Art in the Heart event in Vancouver, WA, for a book signing — great fun.
Late in July I traveled to Mt. Hood in Brightwood, Oregon, with my critique partners for a writers' retreat. We had a blast! I love that location for a retreat; we took frequent breaks to enjoy the nearby river.
As summer fades to fall I have wonderful memories made in our backyard when we hosted: two family barbeques; a party for some art friends; and a "write-out" with my critique partners. What a spectacular summer!
Lastly, I will be participating in two upcoming events: Next week I'll be attending the SCBWI—Oregon Retreat in Silverton, Oregon. The Oregon Garden — a botanical garden — will be a great venue for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators! (Click on highlighted links to view their websites.)
In late October my husband and I will travel to Guatemala as part of the Art Ambassador for a Colorful World team hosted by Xela Aid. We are excited to be traveling to Central America for a trip that has a dual purpose: Helping to promote the arts (including literature) in the small village of Quetzaltenango, and also experiencing the beautiful country and its culture. Click on the highlighted links or logos to learn more. Wish us luck!
Wishing you an awesome autumn season!
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