What Ohio In Winter Does to This Writer January 2018

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Let’s see, rain, thunderstorm, lightning, snow, sleet, weather warm enough the crocuses popped up their heads and the pussy willows cracked open, the sap started to run and then it snowed again-all in the space of three weeks!  So what’s a writer to do?  Write, of course, and start a writer’s group at the public library, where folks of like mind can go on nasty days, plug in their laptops or tablet and write, send ideas past each other and in general get comforted.  Winter is the time when I normally have tons of time to write, hence finishing the latest book, The Oberllyn’s Overland, but also, starting with T-bear a new book for his series, Rise of the Rebellion, and a new one for my series called It Only Takes a Spark, for the back end of the trilogy, and one at the other end that is tentatively called the Obfuscation of the Oberllyn’s-I think I may have to change that one’s title..  It’s hard to say.  However, we have been busy and we are also putting together a newsletter for folks that will go out shortly and have some really grand things in it-articles about writing, prizes to send for, free downloads…all sorts of lovely stuff.  In the works for this winter is the beginning of a line of children’s books for you to enjoy reading to your kids and maybe grandkids, depending if you are grey enough to have them yet.  Two more books in the Oberllyn family Saga series; a set of religious devotionals for thinking folks and their families, , and possibly, just possibly, a few surprises in the fantasy realm.

Are you interested in being one of our beta readers?  A beta reader is someone who reads all our books first, then writes us a comment about what they liked/disliked or if they found something the editors missed-but in the meantime-you get it first and at no cost to you.  We also include some other freebies for you along the way, so if you are willing to become one of our beta’s, let us know.  We only need 5 more, so best hurry if interested.  

And if you have ten people who would like to get my newsletter or view my website, and you send me their emails, I will send you a choice of a) a gorgeous hand made fingerwoven bracelet or b) a free copy of my book God Wanted to Write a Bestseller-in actual paper, not an e-book or c)a free download of The Infant Conspiracy.  Just comment to me with the emails, all comments are screened: I will remove the emails and then post your comment.  Thanks for your help gettingout the word about our books!

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And finally, thank you all for being interested in our books and farm.  I have started a new page with a small biography so you can get to know us better, and adding a page of humor because, well, you simply can’t laugh enough…and it’s better than giving into despair and crying..So smile, enjoy and see you next time-and maybe before if you sign up for our newsletter.  If you want it, please send us your email, and anyone else’s who give you permission and want to read it as well.  You will enjoy it greatly, I think.  Just send us a message/comment- I will take your email out of it before I post it.

A New Year, A New Life

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I began trying to set up this website two weeks ago; after much research, I think I am getting it done.  I had no idea it would be this complicated, I mean my kids, my grandkids, the kids I work with as a Social worker and private therapist, the kids I teach at University speak airily of their blogs and their websites and it all seemed like a great idea.  Then I started to do it myself.  Whoa, Nelly!  I see why they offer college degrees in this stuff now.

And just why do I need a website, just when all this talk of controlling the web and such is going on?  That is a sort of three part answer, but to put it shortly, I’m an author.  I have always been a storyteller and I love reading, and I write all the time.  I worked for 17 years in a government agency and in the entire time I took note on all going around me, and I bottled up all the stories and ideas and concepts and told myself someday, I was going to organize it all and write some wonderful stories.  I was constantly fascinated by the twisted ways people within and without the government thought, and as a mom, and a homeschooler, as a Christian and a Native American, I have my own ideas on where this world is going-and I ended up writing three dystopian novels about where we might be headed within a short time.  I followed that with a prequel and am following that with yet two more books.  Along the way, I met other authors, at book signings and elsewhere and started up a writer’s group.

Now lest you think I’ve diverged from the topic of why I needed a website, all my author buddies have websites-all very imaginative and gorgeous.  So combined with my students, my clients, my kids and my friends, I feel impelled to put together this website.

And just so they don’t get away with causing me all this grief, I am going to include one of them each month with what they are writing, have written and are going to write, so you can get to know some of the best writers I know…and a long the way, let’s make friends ourselves.  The world needs more friends…