So, things have been very quiet here for several reasons, the most important of which was my carelessness in mid-winter. Instead of sitting down to put on my shoes, I stood in the hallway, lost my balance, fell, and broke my right leg.
Yep, I did that. As a result, I canceled multiple appearances and programs, which left my heart even more mangled than my leg. I missed my annual days at WSRA in February and an first-time appearance at WEMTA in March. Thanks to an escort by my friends in the Greater Milwaukee Norwegian Elkhound Association, I was able to spend a day with two- and four-footed friends in March at their annual dog show. It’s an honor to have my books given as prizes at this dog show.
Getting back behind the wheel of the car took longer than anticipated. Even so, in April and May I’ve been able to honor commitments to the Milwaukee area Danish Sisterhood meeting, several books clubs, and multiple school appearances. Each offered welcome conversations and visits with amazing adults and kids. I made it to the Annual SCBWI-Wisconsin luncheon for a full day workshop on exploring and expanding narrative voices in my writing. Meanwhile, I’ve been in physical therapy and getting stronger and more stable in the past few weeks, with more classroom visits ahead in the waning days of the school year.
A few events may pop up during the summer, but expect the calendar to fill in fast once September rolls around. That’s the release month for the final book in my Norway occupation series, MARI’S HOPE. And I hope I’ll see some of you at those celebrations!