This is an experiment. I found what is basically a web-site-design-for-dummies, and since the wonderful web lady who's been doing my site is retiring, I'm trying this out. It won't be fancy, but I should be able to update it easily, whenever I have any news. Right now we're snowed in. That's my news. But being snowed into the office is good for a writer--especially one who's beginning to identify with that sign I used to see in North Dakota farm kitchens: "The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get." Ain't it the truth?
One thing that slows me down lately is being a grandma. Within the last couple of years each of our sons has produced a grandchild--first a little girl (almost 2 years old) and a 6-month old boy. And since I'm always home, I'm an easy mark for babysitting. Who can say no to such sweet little dumplings? That means trying to write with a baby in my lap. Hmmm. Methinks I've been here, done this a time or two before. But it's been a while.
I'm looking forward to speaking at the first-ever Timberwolves Literary Expo next month at the Target Center in Minneapolis. I've always been a basketball fan, particularly when I was a high school teacher, but now that we live in Minnesota, I'm a Timberwolves fanatic. I started following the games closely when I was writing WHAT THE HEART KNOWS, which features a hero who's a retired pro basketball player. Since then I attend the occasional game when I can get someone to go with me, but I rarely miss watching them on TV. The Literary Expo is part of the NBA's support of reading and literacy causes. Isn't it interesting that Romance Writers of America is also a major supporter of Literacy? I'm going to enjoy the March 14 all day event and hope to meet lots of book-basketball fans like me.
Now, back to work on A VIEW OF THE RIVER--the book in progress. More about that later. Stay tuned, and stay warm.