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Friday, July 31, 2009

Of Peaches and Rubber Chickens

This is my first foray into blogging. My husband and I are helping out as group leaders with 1st and 2nd graders at our church's VBS this weekend and he is busily cutting out peaches for our group's banner while I'm fiddling around with html and font colors! He's the real peach!

I am doing and learning so many new things here at mid-life and it's all so exciting! I am having my first novel published in just a few months; I am about to enter my second year as a school librarian; I've finally lost the weight I wanted to lose and am in the healthy ranges for weight and BMI for perhaps the first time in my life; and I'm blogging. So, this is 41? Come on in, the water's fine!

This blog has come about as the result of an article in Romance Writers Report which suggested that if creating a website was too daunting a task, authors try blogging. Sounded like a fun idea to me! I'm just sorry it comes so late in the summer. I start back on extended contract days next week and my brain is already shifting from writing to bulletin boards. Ugh!

I have scheduled the launch party for my book, though. No Penalty for Love is publishing October 24, 2009 (Avalon Books). It's a hockey-themed romance which I wrote just for kicks - to keep myself entertained one summer. Bruce and I have arranged to host our event at the local ice park during a college hockey game in early November. I'm looking forward to it.

I guess I'd better get back to VBS prep and practice - I have to throw a rubber chicken during a skit tonight and I about took out the backdrop during rehearsals last night!

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