Every time I write, I work hard to put my heart into every post. My heart however, has been into many things over the past week. So much, that I take full and accountable responsibility for completely ignoring my blog! The fault lays here.
It has been 7 Days of great news, hard work and late nights.
Great news for start, it was just over one year ago that I found myself sleeping on the floor of an empty home and wondering if I would be able to have a bed, let alone own a home. Now, in one month, I will not only own that home, but the two next door in an amazing deal that has been offered to me. From hardwood to homeowner!
I have been working every day on one of the houses, helping to raises it value upon appraisal. I have worked on it until time to head to work, work until 10:30 p.m. and return home, dive right into work on my writing and most nights, meeting the pillow between 1 a.m./2 a.m.
In this week, I also participated in a local high schools Career Day 2017 and spoke to over 60 students about the joys of being an author and what goes into running the day-to-day operations of this career. It was an amazing day and incredible opportunity to get out there and give something back!
All of this hard work is paying off! I will soon be traveling to Vincennes, Indiana to introduce the students at Riley Elementary School to Barney & Lexi! It is a very special visit because Riley was the first school I ever attended in the early 1980’s. To step into those halls again after 30 years will be a wonderful homecoming of sorts and I am humbled to be returning. I will rock the presentation and the kids will love Barney & Lexi!
I will also be traveling to Evansville, Indiana on May 13th with Barney & Lexi and will be a part of the children’s storytime at the Barnes & Noble bookstore! This is going to be an awesome event and I will have more info as soon as it comes in.
I also heard back from N.I.C.E (North Intermediate Center of Education) in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. I have been asked to hold a book signing in late April for the students! The kids can’t wait for Barney & Lexi to return and I know that will be an super time with the kids!
With that, I must apologize one more time about leaving this content in the dark. Next up is my weekly column in The Sumner Press so I will post that as soon as it prints. May you have a wonderful Wednesday and not let anything stand in your way!