I skipped the Heavener Runestone Viking and Celtic Festival this spring. And I’m going through some withdrawal symptoms. Mostly I miss the people – they’ve become family.
The first time I traveled to the Heavener Runestone Park, we were taking a weekend and driving the Tahlimina Drive. I’d seen a program on Discover Oklahoma that talked about the Viking lore of the region and I had to see it. An idea was born – and so was the Oklahoma fairytale, Glome’s Valley.
Having made a point of attending and signing books at this event for the last few years, I made a business decision last fall. I could only attend once a year. Besides I had nothing new for sale. My Enid Writers Club is hosting a Day of Writing workshop at the Enid Public Library on April 22 and the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. annual conference is May 5 & 6. I will be attending and working at both events along with some of the best writers in four states.
But I’ll be back in October with at least one new book and maybe two! I have several writing workshops this spring and fall is not so busy. And the forest is so beautiful in the fall, it is hard to resist. So, look for me in October.
I wish the festival at the Runestone Park the best this weekend and promise to see all of you again in the fall.