Growling thunder, and jagged shards of lightning in an angry sky…Someone (and I’m not saying who) is throwing a major temper tantrum up there!
But me, I’m all snug in my office, steaming mug of tea at the ready. I’m steeped in a question-and-answer session with Erin Blakemore, author of THE HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF: Life Lessons, frm Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder, which makes its grand debut in bookstores today. My thoughts are that discussion is perfectly suited for a Thankful Thursday posting, as I’m grateful for the female authors who’ve challenged, comforted, and entertained me over the years…and also for their literary daughters, whose journeys inspire me still.
Please join us in the Author’s Tent later this week. Thursday, to be exact. There may, in fact, be prizes! And in the meantime, keep an eye out for Erin’s book. It’s a cozy read, and if (like me) you loved Jeannine Atkin’s BORROWED NAMES, I suspect you’ll enjoy HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF, as well.
The storm is dying down as I type this. No blue skies as of yet, but I hold out hope. But I can’t gaze into the heavens all day long, so it’s back to the interview, and then WITNESS takes center stage. The teakettle’s whistling…if you’d like to join our little writing circle, please pull up a chair.
Image credit: Woman Writing a Letter, by Dutch artist Gerrit ter Borsch.