Plus, it's camping weather! Which is exactly where I'll be this weekend. Believe me, it's very much needed. I'm a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list at the present.
But on to the good stuff ...
This month I'm participating in a Memoir theme and Backstory Blog Challenge (among a number of other things.) I'll admit it seemed a bit presumptuous on my part to assume I could handle something else on my to-do list, but I really wanted to try this because I have a memoir project I've been asked to write, and it's one that's very special.
Each week I'll be posting memories from my own life on odd numbered days. Nothing long, I promise you! Just quick snippets into the life of PK, from childhood to adulthood. And since I turn 40 next month, this will be even more fun for me.
One memory that sticks out from childhood is Saturday mornings. I'd come downstairs in my PJs, turn on the TV and my brothers and I would watch cartoons til noon. Meanwhile, my dad would make pancakes in the kitchen and the smell would waft into the living room til we couldn't stand it anymore. We'd pile our plates with pancakes and maple syrup, then resume our positions for proper cartoon viewing. It was the one time of week we were allowed to eat in front of the TV. I'm sure it was a welcomed break for Mom and Dad, but for me, it remains a happy childhood memory of all being right with the world.
For more entries, and/or to join in the memoir theme for the month, head over to Jane Ann McLachlan's blog!
As you know, tomorrow is the first Wednesday of the month and that means time for :
A chance for writers to share their hopes and fears of the writing and publishing process. All are welcome! Click on the picture above to get to Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog and sign up and/or read all the entries that will be out on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
This week I'm feeling a tad insecure about my book launch for November. Mainly, because I keep wondering if there's something else I should be doing. But we can't kill ourselves, right? We can only do so much. I've got a regular job, plus I'm a mom and wife. There are other priorities. But I keep reminding myself to only do what I can, and not worry about what I can't.
Today I'm excited to help reveal the cover for Julie Flanders' new release:
A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.
Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.
By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.
Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.
She shakes her head.
For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.
Who is she? ...
Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.
What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?
Hannah finds out.
But, it’s not at all what she expects ...
Hannah unravels a century old murder.
Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.
You can find Julie on her web haunts here: WEBSITE
And in case you were wondering, Julie Flanders is in no relation to this Flanders:
Just wanted to clear that up. ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Is there a memory from your childhood that's extra special? Do you have a writerly insecurity to share? Have you signed up for my cover reveal blogfest? Book your time trip today by clicking the picture at the top of my sidebar. And what do you think of Julie Flanders' new cover? Be sure to head over and say hello to her! She's fantastic!