Does it seem as if my titles are getting longer and longer?
It won’t always be true, but today’s very long list is because I’m giving you two amazing authors for the price of one. These two Northern Colorado women are interesting, productive, energetic, and highly respected in our community of writers and readers and beyond.
Featured Author Kerrie Flanagan
Kerrie is the Director of Northern Colorado Writers, a company she created to bring writers of all kinds together for networking, education, and just plain fun. Her NCW Conference each spring features well known keynote speakers and presenters, as well as an excellent lineup of agents and editors.
Writer’s Market 2014 includes a couple of Kerrie’s articles (“How to Find Success in the Magazine World” and “The Art of Promoting”), and she recently released her first book, a memoir called Planes, Trains and Chuck and Eddie: A Lighthearted Look at Families. She has placed a long list of essays and articles in magazines, newspapers, and online.
Kerrie also coaches writers, teaches classes, edits, and assists with self-publishing projects.
Featured Author Teresa Funke
Teresa has her own company to publish her books, both fiction and nonfiction, about World War II. Most of her recent titles are for kids (The No-No Boys and Wave Me Good-bye). I’ve read all of her books, but my favorite is a collection of touching stories about women’s lives during the war, Dancing in Combat Boots.
Supplying her books to kids across the U.S., coaching writers, teaching, and writing would seem to take up more time than most people find in a day. Teresa, however, is tireless. She now has an excellent series for writers on You Tube, including this one on why we write.
Featured Book: Finding Rodolfo by K. Michelle Lindstrom
The book is memoir, and it was so much fun I could hardly put it down until I flipped the last page on my Kindle…..only to immediately want a sequel.
I love memoirs about women (and men as well) who get so fed up with the status quo that they chuck it all and head into the unknown for a change….or for a grand adventure. Lindstrom (her pseudonym) is an attorney who walked away from her job and life to attend the Cordon Bleu in Paris and search for the man of her dreams.
I can’t tell you how it turns out. I can tell you, however, that the journey is funny and poignant and alarming and charming. And there are recipes, too, from Lindstrom’s up and down experiences in restaurant kitchens. I loved the story, and if you’ve ever wanted to run away from home and do something wild and crazy without getting into too much trouble, you’ll enjoy Finding Rodolfo, too.
Word of the Day: Focus
I picked this word because I’m having a tough time doing it.
I am my own worst enemy.
I’m scattered, frizzled, swamped, overwhelmed, and bloggled.
How do you make yourself pick just one task or project and stick with it until it’s completed?