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The First Half is Gone . . .
What Will You Do With the Last Half?

Okay, okay. Technically, July 1, 2021 is National Second Half of the Year Day, but my next newsletter won't launch until mid-July, so my question stands. What will you do with the last half of 2021?

Will you . . . 
  • Read more (perhaps in different genres)?
  • Write more (perhaps trying different styles)?
  • Learn more (about new things)?
  • Exercise more (your body, mind, and spirit)?
  • Smile more (even when you feel like frowning)?
  • Love more (your family, your friends, yourself)?
  • Stop saying, "I can't believe it's (fill in the month) already" . . . more?
I plan to work on all of the above (more)--recognizing I won't be successful at all of them all of the time, but realizing how important it is to think about these things every once in a while.

That is all, and I'll leave you with this goofiest of smiles!

Say CHEESE! A hike with Mike in Moab (Hidden Valley...we found it)!


Upcoming (and maybe some past) Events!
  • June 25-27: Salida Art Walk is happening downtown all weekend! There will be local authors stationed outside The Book Haven at 109 N F Street all weekend to autograph books and answer questions! Please stop by to support this wonderful local book store and the authors it promotes (like me!) 
  • Monthly: Buena Vista Public Library conducts FREE monthly enrichment program for adults (and children)! Remember to check their website each month to participate in a variety of programs. I really enjoyed hosting the letter writing workshop last month, and their "take and make" kits are fabulous!

***Support your Local Public Libraries and Book Stores!***

(contact me if you'd like a personalized autograph of any of my books)

(please send me literary news you'd like to share)
  • Send me your news, peeps! I'm plugging away at my next novel, but it's far too early to report any details.
  • Oh, and I'm working on a children's book series about my ducks, too!


Check out each to see how they might help you advance your craft!

[photo credit by Elise Sunday; a fall day on the Arkansas River, Buena Vista, CO]

Have you checked out my  podcast Alligator Preserves lately? There are unique short stories and interviews and insights galore! I hope you'll subscribe, and I'll get back to recording new episodes . . . soon!

Looking for hot Writing Tips? Check HERE
Please send me some of your own and I'll credit you in my list!

Please let me know if you're participating in any awesome writing contests and if you have any personal writing/publishing news you'd like to share! I do my best to publish this newsletter by the ides of every month, so keep that in mind when sending me your literary news!

Until next month...
Be kind to yourself. Still wash your hands . . . lots, and please wear a mask around others if you are not vaccinated.

(here's a link to all of my books, available in paperback and Kindle and some on audiobook!)
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