April is looking good, and I'm looking forward to taking some drives and meeting bunches of new people. The gas situation notwithstanding, driving around in the Boston Mountains is still one of my favorite pastimes. Next week brings a trip to Alma and the genealogy folks down there in the Arkansas River Valley, then a visit to a local historical church known as Baptist Ford, where members want to talk to me and check out my books.
Saturday is my all day workshop at Ozark Folkways. I have openings this year, probably due to the high gas prices, and would welcome some last minute reservations. Please do not show up without calling Ozark Folkways. If we don't reach our quota and have to cancel, you'd be disappointed and I would be too. You just might be the one who puts us at the quota mark.
We'll spend the day writing, working individually with each writer on their project or helping writers come up with something to write. With so much input from everyone, you'll be surprised what you can come up with.
The following week, I'm going to Tulsa to speak to those super members of the Tulsa Night Writers. This group has been around a long time and many of the writers who belong have become good friends over the years. I'm looking forward to seeing them again.
That Saturday I'm scheduled to be a greeter at the celebration of the anniversary of the Civil War battle of Fayetteville. They're putting me out front under the trees at the lovely and majestic Headquarters House, where I can hand out brochures and also show off my books. Later that morning, I will be presented with a plaque for being honored earlier in the year as a Distinguished Citizen of the Washington County Historical Society. It will be quite a day, what with the re enactments scheduled to be presented.
It's obvious that I'm going to be rather busy this year, what with plans to publish my back list to Kindle, Nook and other ebook readers, plus finishing another book. But it's something I really enjoy doing, and it beats the heck out of retiring and sitting around knitting, watching TV or staring out the window wondering what to do with myself.
Hope everyone has a wonderful spring planned, and I'm sure I'll see some of you somewhere, sometime.