Peterstown Heritage Festival

The Peterstown Heritage Festival was held on a rainy day, but there was a good crowd and lots of vendors and fun. I was set up in Market Street and Co. formerly the Terry Department Store, which is in the beginning phases of renovation.  The Civil War Era Love Letter...

WV Water Festival

We had a great vendor spot at the WV Water Festival on August 5, but it was not meant to be – true to the Festival’s name, it poured rain. Like they say, some you win and some you lose and some get rained out! Then we had a family emergency call when the...

Summer Writing and Pain

Something about long, warm summer days invites me to write.  I am imagining and writing about my main character, Stella, in her life with new hubby, Jonas. In fact, I often wonder what Stella would think about things that I see in my world.  I think she would be...

Eric Hoffer Award!

An email arrived Monday from publisher extraordinaire, Connie Taylor at Fathom Publishing, with spectacular news: Drunk on Peace and Quiet earned a national award! We are the proud recipients of an Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention for ebook fiction by a small press. I am...

Mother Earth News Fair in NC

We spent the weekend near Asheville at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center selling a few books, meeting delightful people, and learning cool stuff.  I sold a book to a lady named Cinnamon Sky, talked to another lady whose sister was an ER doctor in Barrow,...

Naku Books New Logo

The small, author-owned business which sells my books is called Naku Books.  It is licensed to do business in West Virginia and has a brand new logo.  Our next public excursion is to the Mother Earth News Fair on April 9-10 at Fletcher, NC.  So come and...

Arizona Book Club

Just heard from an Arizona book club member whose group read my Drunk on Peace and Quiet. Sounds like she enjoyed it. 🙂  Truth be told, there isn’t much peace and quiet in the book and no one gets drunk, but there are some memorable moments!  Kinda like life,...

The Great Alaska Book Tour Ends

Heading home after a whirlwind book signing tour during Halloween week.  Visited Atqasuk first (see separate post) then Barrow’s Tuzzy Library, the Family Fun Night at Ipalook Elementary, and Alaska Commercial. Seeing former students and colleagues was so much...

Atqasuk, Alaska (10-28-15)

The first official book signing in Alaska was at Meade River School on the North Slope of Alaska.  I didn’t care if a single book sold, it was so wonderful to see students that have grown up so beautifully!  The current seniors were in fifth/sixth grade when I...

Saturday Oct. 24 Book Signing

On Saturday, October 24, Gateway Gifts in Rich Creek, VA is hosting a Drunk on Peace and Quiet book signing!  I’ll be there from 10:30-3:30 and there will be free goodies provided!  The gift shop is on the lower level of Smith’s Super-Aid Pharmacy and has...

Rainy Saturday

Although the rain was constant on Saturday, the Peterstown Heritage Festival was well attended.  The atmosphere fairly glowed with human warmth and festivity.  We sold dozens of copies of Drunk on Peace and Quiet. An added bonus was the opportunity to savor homemade...