The forthcoming events are starting to stir. Praying for Strangers: Adventure of the Human Spirit debuts on April 5 in stores with the kick-off signing April 6 at 6pm at Bookman/Bookwoman in the Nashville Village. I catch my breath, trace the days, counting down. It’s always an amazing journey for a writer, wrapped up in one manuscript, promoting another, juggling a speaking calendar and a family calendar, dirty laundry and dirty dog. The cat doesn’t smell too good either. He blames it on the dog, thank you very much. But I am looking forward with great anticipation to the experience of taking the memoir on the road. Please sign up for my newsletter on home page site for more news from the inside of that story looking out.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting downtown at Past Perfect for a Nashville Authors Dutch Lunch attended by Eric Wilson, JT Ellison(on the day of her latest novel release – yay!), MM Buckner, Kim Green, Kaye Dascus, Paige Crutcher, Jolina Petersheim. We lamented just a tad, told stories and then reminded ourselves that in the middle of any complaints related to the writing life, (those being deadlines, constant pr work, and weary travels) that we needed to breathe deeply and remember that we were literally living our dreams or working to fulfill them. All a joy.
Then everyone shared what they were reading and recent movie discoveries. After-all, we are all about story.
Please visit my new regular contribution to the Psychology Today Spirituality Blog. My first post as a newly invited part of that large family just posted yesterday.
And please check the events page that is updating daily/weekly for travels related to the Praying for Strangers road tour. I do so hope that you can meet me, join me, visit out there somewhere on the road.
ON my bedside table: The Year of the Hare, by Arto Paasilinna