It's almost too late to call this a May newsletter from the Eagle's Nest, but I'll squeeze it under the wire before we head out to the Dakotas for our usual Memorial Day visit. The weather is supposed to be perfect for an all-day trail ride, which is what the family has planned. I'd better do this now while I can still sit.
First, I hope you'll join the fun on my new blog at www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com. It's a joint effort with several other writers, and we're just getting started. I've been avoiding the whole blog phenomenon, but when several of my writer friends suggested we get together on one, I decided to give it a whirl. We hope to keep people interested with daily posts and lots of lively discussion about almost anything we happen to be thinking about. You'll need to become a "registered user," which is supposed to be the best way to keep spammers at bay, but I think that's just a matter of signing up once. Then you can comment on anything and everything. Be sure to fill out the e-form with you "burning question." I still intend to keep up with the message board at kathleeneagle.com. I've heard from several people about the friendships that have developed through my message board, which is so cool!
If you haven't visited www.kathleeneagle.com in the last month, do pop over and see the May news page. I had the quarterly Midwest Fiction Writers published authors meeting at my house and surprised my friends with some doll-dressing activities. I have quite a collection of historical costumes for my vintage Barbie dolls. If you enjoy historical fiction, I think you'll agree that doll costumes can be as much fun as a Renaissance Festival or a Rendezvous--both of which I also enjoy.
Only a couple more days left to bid in Brenda Novak's charity auction for Juvenile Diabetes, so do take the link from my home page and check out that event. I donated a pair of autographed hardcovers, and there are lots of fabulous items for sale, all for a worthy cause.
Next month I'll be able to tell you more about RIDE A PAINTED PONY, which is coming out in December, and about the sequel, which I'm working on right now. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I hope you're in for plenty of lazy, hazy, crazy days this summer, including a stack of good books.