Last weekend was a blast at Pioneer Courhouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon. Thank you to the many authors and readers who stopped by the booth to swap stories and chat about books.
One amazing author I met was Margaret Pinard, booth #8, who writes Scottish historical fiction. Yep, we had a lot to chat about. www.margaretpinard.com
This is Alex, an avid reader who was so intrigued by Broken Angel's cover and topic that she had to have a copy. Happy reading, Alex!!
Hubby reading the instructions. Yes, ladies, it does happen some times...LOL
I'm freaking out; my first book signing is in two days and even though I've been planning for weeks, it still feels like a group of minions are in my head fighting for my attention...ugh.
Okay, lets go down the list one more time.
Sorry, gotta go, but if you are near the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. stop by booth 23 and say hello!!
Life is good!
Ever wondered where an author comes up with ideas for scenes? I mean, people aren't born with all that data in their brains are they? For the answer, click on over to Pinterest and discover my secret to visualizing and creating realistic worlds and creatures.
Life is good!
Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our thirty-third anniversary. People often say that is amazing and ask what our secret is, to which we reply in unison, "humor".
Yes, humor is our foundation. It started when we were dating. I'm from the Seattle area and he is from the east side of our lovely state. Why is this important? Because he lived in a farming community and I was a city kid in comparison. For a man with a creative sense of humor, I was a prime target---a deer in the headlights.
Anyway, we had gone to visit his parents one summer and hubby, boyfriend at that time, decided to show me around the different farms and what was grown in the area.
We passed groups of people picking sweet onions in fields acres wide. Which started him reminiscing about how his brother worked these fields to put himself through college and how his brother would have to strip down on the back porch before his mother would let him in the house.
Next were the truck gardens, where farmers grew produce to sell to the locals. He explained that truck gardens were nearly a thing of the past since it wasn't as profitable as other products to be grown.
We zoomed down the highway then turned off on a dirt road so I could see the local orchards. Here they grew peaches, apples, and cherries, and it was while passing yet another cherry orchard that my loving spouse told me that there was a tree height limit law and that was why cherry trees were short. Yep, I bought it...I was hanging on his every word and never thought he was yanking my chain.
Thirty-three years later and it is still a favorite story he likes to tell at family functions.
And so it goes, humor is the cornerstone of our marriage. Be honest and don't take life too seriously, laugh.
Life is good...
Guess who has finally hit Amazon's best selling list? Not sure? I'll give you a hint...ME!! Number 68 so I'm not even at the bottom of the heap! Who would have thought that tweaking categories would have made such a major impact? So, in celebration I've revamped the website. What do you think? No really, what do you think?
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You know me, I love Scottish folktales so when a friend sent me the following link about Rev. Robert Kirk I couldn't wait to read it. Come to find out, I had heard this story as a child and thought it was just that, a story. This man really existed and his writings have inspired the imaginings of many.
Rev. Kirk was known to collect fairy tales of the day, but his diaries tell a different story. Apparently, the Reverend Kirk's writings are telling the story of his experiences with the fae folk. Even his death is mysterious...did he die, or is he still living with the fairies? Read the article for yourself and tell me what you think :)
Life is good!!
Michelle Craig Snively sees the world through the lens of an artist. Life is not simply black and white, but an array of beautiful hues that blend to create stories of magic and mystery.