Just a reminder. The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is all about posting every day of the month except Sunday, visiting as many of the participating bloggers as possible during the month and leaving comments. Bloggers make lots of new friends (and it helps to connect on Facebook and Twitter as well, so participants should have easily-seen links to their social media sites of choice).
Now on to the Letter D.
Featured Author: Karen Duvall
Karen is a former Coloradoan who joined Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers a few years ago and credits that organization and the annual Colorado Gold Conference for teaching her how to write. She is currently a regular monthly contributor on the RMFW Blog (second Friday of the month if you want to check out her posts).
Author of the Knight’s Curse novels, Knight’s Curse, Desert Guardian, and her new release Darkest Knight, Karen also has her own graphic design business, Duvall Design. Yes, my friends, Karen designs bookcovers and much more.
Karen now lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband Jim, an over-zealous border-bully dog named Kinsey, and three spoiled cats that run their household.
Special Note: Karen is teaching an online class for RMFW starting Monday. It’s called: ‘The Connection Between POV and Your Storyteller’s Voice.” More information and the link to registration can be found on the RMFW website Online Class page under Events.
Featured Book: Dance of the Electric Hummingbird: An Ordinary Woman’s Accidental Journey to Enlightenment, the Supernatural, and Rock Star Sammy Hagar by Patricia Walker
One of the very first manuscripts I read after I joined Northern Colorado Writers was a very early draft of Dance of the Electric Hummingbird, an entertaining memoir of enlightenment and spiritual awakening at one of the most unlikely venues ever–a bar in Cabo San Lucas that featured rock icon Sammy Hagar (former lead singer of Van Halen), free-flowing tequila, and more than likely a smoky atmosphere slightly deficient in oxygen.
No bearded, robed guru in a secluded ashram. No quiet retreat in a convent where the occupants have taken a vow of silence. That’s what makes the book unique.
Word of the Day: Drum
I want a drum. I want a drum so much that I’m going to go shopping for one very soon.
My husband is going to think I’ve lost my mind. Maybe I have. But I’m going to buy a drum anyway. And that’s that!
This photo is from a drumming workshop I attended a couple of years ago. I was reminded last weekend of how much fun drumming can be when one of the presenters at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Ilan Shamir, used a drum along with poetry for his readings. It was very, very cool!