Fall is a time of rest. Foliage turns bright colors as the cool nights meet the bright sun of day. People venture forth from their air conditioned homes and offices more in tuned to nature and its last offerings of bounty. The tomatoes on my vines are abundant with blossoms and small green globes. Maybe there will be fried green tomatoes soon.
With all this venturing forth came a full calendar at my house and I am thrilled. I have a schedule of presentations and book signings from September until January and would love to do more.
September 15, 2015 the Life Long Learning Institute at Central Christian Church in Enid has asked me to discuss writing to a group of 55 year-old plus who are interested in continuing their education. I am beginning with “setting” because all stories must have one. The classes are every Tuesday in September from 1:00 to 2:30 in the afternoon at the church and I will be there on the 15th. Marsha Kay Oldham will fill the September 8th slot teaching poetry.
October 10 and 11, 2015 I will have a tent at the Heavener Runestone Viking and Celtic Festival at the park. https://www.facebook.com/events/476355209210014. I will be showcasing my YA book Glome’s Valley set at the runestone. It will be a fun weekend of Vikings, blacksmiths, Celtic music, food and maybe even falcons. Vendors of all sorts will be set up at the park and you should come out and join us.
October 23, 2015 the Denny Price Family YMCA will have family night and I will have a table set up signing and selling my books. If you are member, bring the kids and join the fun. There will be games and activities all evening long.
December 19, 2015 the Oklahoma City Writers’ monthly meeting at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City asked me be their guest speaker. I will be presenting on imagination and fantasy writing. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. in a room outside Full Circle Books at 50 Penn Place and I will also set up for a book signing in the store afterwards. The public is always invited.
January 8, 2016 I will have my first live radio blog interview with Speculative Fiction Cantina and bestselling science fiction author S. Evan Townsend. The show starts at 5:00 p.m. (6:00 EST) and is a part of the Writestream Radio Network (http://www.writestreamradio.com). It should be a lot of fun!
Join me this fall for all the fun and festivities and get out and enjoy the cooler weather. We’ve earned it after the heat we’ve endured this summer.