I just spent the first of my stimulus check. A spading fork for my back, vegetable seeds for my belly, 50 feet of the garden hose I like for easy pulling and bird seed for my feathered friends. Yep, I am spreading the funds around.
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I am giving away free kindle downloads on Harbored Secrets Today 3/31/2020 and tomorrow 4/1/2020. Harbored Secrets is a historical novel with a family mystery. It has 835 Amazon reviews with a 4.4 rating. Please download and enjoy Blinny Platt’s story.
On March 18th, 2020, I was invited to present my books and visit with a book club about my novels and how I came to be a writer. They provided a nice table with a linen cloth to put my books on display and was given a wonderful piece of raspberry pie. In the dining room, I sat at a lovely oak table in a lovely home facing the group of women. I only knew one and hadn’t seen her since my children were small. That’s a long time ago. As we chatted and ate the pie, I felt their need to hear about my writing. So it started. I explained how my great-great uncles had homesteaded in the valley and about raising my children here. I could feel them begin to relax and tease a little bit with fun questions. After pie they gathered in the living room and I had the pleasure of explaining each one of my five books to them. They wanted to know the source of my stories and if they were Montana stories. I explained how ordinary small little happenings were the beginnings of each book and expanded on that. And yes the setting for each is Montana. That’s what I know. They listened carefully, asked questions and seemed to have fun. They bought seven books and then informed me they needed to have their business meeting. I left feeling appreciated, pie in my tummy and money in my pocket. Book clubs are fodder for an elderly author.
Thank you, Fort Nightly Book Club for the chance to share my work with you.
Yesterday, Jarrett my five-year-old great grandson came for a visit while his Mom and two big brothers went to an Eagle Scout ceremony. We played, put puzzles together and cooked. The Jarrett asked if we could hide from his brothers when they came to pick him up. Sure, why not, but we needed to put a sign on the back door for them. I got out paper and a marker and wrote, THE BIG BAD, BAD, BAD. I looked at Jarrett and asked what animal he wanted on the note and with bright eyes and a big grin he said, “FOX.” So, we hung a sign saying the “ A BIG BAD, BAD, BAD FOX GOT US” on the door. Then we watched through the kitchen widow for the car to pull up. Jarrett yelled, “They’re here!” and we ran fast as we could and hid in my closet. We heard the back door fly open, kid steps running upstairs, downstairs and through the house into my office. Then they were in my bedroom, my closet door opened and we jumped and yelled. Scared Brycen and Gunnar. I am still laughing at the looks on those three boys faces and that the chosen bad animal was a fox. Picture by Nathan Hennessy
I tripped on my porch steps and have some bruises. Of course I told my daughter about it. I got a drawing from her in the mail this morning. I love the cartoon characters she draws. She spoils her Mom.
My golfing buddy, Ellie, brought this center piece, she made, over the other day and told me to keep it on the porch back for a week or so to keep it fresh. Who could do that? IT’S IN MY LIVING ROOM AND I’M LOVING IT.
October 5-6 2019 Ratham Creek is free on kindle. It’s a good time to download it for a winter read. Arianne Hollis is a new widow, has to sell her home, and is attacked by a grizzly bear. The story answers how she survives and finds happiness among a feuding small town in the Montana mountains.