March 27th, 2007 § Comments Off on Space invaders…??? § permalink
The first sign of warm weather and things get weird. Really weird. Fast.
We were doing a bit of cleaning at the cabin, getting ready for the next big push. The sun suddenly split the sky. The temperature rose. The window of opportunity opened. And they arrived!
Strange jumping things that look like velvet lint. They came from…somewhere…we don’t know where. But within minutes, they covered the piers of our cabin, moving like a strange backward river pushing against gravity. What are they and where are they going?
There were so many of them on this piece of plastic, they sounded like rain hitting the windows of the cabin. And bug season hasn’t even officially started yet…
March 14th, 2007 § Comments Off on Letters! § permalink
I love getting mail – especially real letters. Imagine my surprise when a big, fat package arrived in the post, jammed with letters and drawings from readers!
Each letter is unique. Some are serious. Some are funny. Some are a little bit sad. But each one is precious.
I would like to say thank you to the wonderful letter writers out there, the ones who email or put pencil to paper. Authors work in solitude for the most part so it’s nice to hear from the outside world. It helps to know there are real live people out there reading and enjoying the books we write. And it keeps the creative juices flowing!