Introducing Stanley Bookman!
I’m going to draw your attention toward Stanley’s home a little later in the post, but I wanted to get to something else first; something I hinted at a week ago. Next week, I plan to launch the first in a series of “Spotlight’s on…” These guest blogs featuring various writer-mamas will take place the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year.
I’ve been thinking for a while now about the benefit of having guests featured here on Peace Garden Mama. For one, it’s a way for us blogger folks to share our passions and talents with one another’s readers — spread the wealth around, if you will. Also, as a journalist and innately curious person, the interview process is one I enjoy and I believe it could work well when laid out here. I love the challenge of mining the mind of a person to reveal what makes them tick. And as I’ve continued to connect with other writers both near and far, the thought has come to me: why not feature some of these talented folks here? Why not shine the spotlight on them each month to offer readers a fresh writing perspective?
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve lined up the first slate of “guests,” and that the kickoff will feature aspiring writer and soon-to-be-published-author Jody Hedlund. Both Jody and I are doing what we can to make the writing thing happen even while mothering a handful of kids a piece (makes me tired just writing that!). I’m fairly certain you’ll find her insights as helpful as I have. I’m so tickled to see that Jody’s hard work on her craft and toward publication has paid off, and pleased-as-punch to know she will be sharing her discoveries here next week, October 7. Please stop by if you can!
In other news, “Granny Gayle” Jacobsen-Huset, fiction and poetry editor for the award-winning Stories For Children online magazine, recently interviewed my friend Mary and I while she and her husband were visiting from their home in Northern Minnesota. I hope you enjoy the results of our little gathering at The Village Inn across the river (Moorhead, MN). You can access both interviews through the link below and by scrolling down a bit until you hit, “Author Connection with Granny Gayle.”
Happy Hump Day!