Wednesday, February 21, 2018


 I am waiting for two new books which are right now in the system. Which book will be printed and sent to me first?  Since "Wild, Wild Wind" was accepted first, I suspect that may be the first book I receive. Let's go with that one for today.

My mother inspired this story, "Wild, Wild Wind." When she and I stepped out the front door of her country home, the wind almost blew us off the porch.

"Whoa." I exclaimed. We stumbled down the long driveway, buffeted about by the prairie wind, to the dirt road where the mailbox stood,.

"If we aren't careful, this wind will blow us on down the road!" Mom said. My dad and Mom loved to say, on a windy day, that the prairie wind might "blow us away!" Mom deposited her letters safely in the mailbox, and we started back to the house, our heads down, trying to block the gusts. A story was forming in my mind.

As soon as we were back in the house, and I could find a pencil and my journal, "One Wild Wind" was born. About a jillion revisions and edits later, this story begged to leave my hands and head out into the world.

So world, here we come, "Wild, Wild Wind" and I.  It's worth waiting for.  Just a few months to go!

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