Three more days. Do I sound anxious? I am pretty eager to get a few hours a week back for working on a new novel. But I haven’t even made a dent in that list of blog challenge participants. I’m going to try a bunch of new bloggers to close out the challenge with a bang.
Featured Author: Natasha Wing
Natasha is one of my favorite go-to authors for kid books when I’m ready to buy something new for my very young granddaughters. She has a series of “The Night Before” stores that are precious plus a few other titles as well.
In addition, Natasha just re-released her A Slice of Humboldt Pie, a delightful combination of history, human interest stories, and pies. Lots of pies.
Natasha is a Coloradoan now, although she used to live in that other big “C” state on the west coast. Her newest “Night Before” book, The Night Before Hanukkah, will be out in October.
I’m featuring Natasha’s book covers instead of her author photo just so you can get your mouth watering for pie and so you can see the cover art for her latest kids’ book.
Featured Book: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
I picked this book because it’s the only one I’ve read three times. I have a new copy in my bookcase, just in case I want to read it again soon.
This book was first published in 1908, even before my time. I know, hard to believe. I probably read it for the first time around 1950. Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger have been with me every since.
If you haven’t read this classic, I recommend you give it a try. We need more stories like this in our lives.
Word of the Day: Writing
As in writing contests. Did you get the word that submissions are now open for the Colorado Gold Writing Contest (for unpublished writers) from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers?
Pull out that novel manuscript, polish up those first pages, and give it a shot. Everything you wanted to know (including the judges for each category) is on the RMFW website at the contest page.