Asides

Kate’s Causes…

As many of you know, I’ve written several blogs on homelessness and the One Million Project’s commitment to raise money for EMMAUS.  Another event has caught my attention thanks to Dr. Sheena Macleod, Emma Short and Emma Park.  The “Emma’s” will be attending the Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh,  Scotland on Dec. 9, 2017.

Check out the blog on the One Million Project website for more information about how they hope to eradicate homelessness in Scotland.

A Changing Outlook — by John Nedwill

I wanted to share the most recent blog by John Nedwill on the #OneMillionProject website.

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Just over a year ago, my family was hit by a devastating tragedy. It was not something we expected; it hit us hard and suddenly. It also had ripples out into the communities my family was part of, affecting people beyond just us. I could write about what happened – indeed, some people might say that it is relevant to some of the things that the OMP was set up to do. But I’m not going to. In the last year, I have been over those events more times than I care to remember. Instead, I am going to write about the effects our experiences can have.

We are all the sum of our experiences. They shape our beliefs, our thoughts, and our deeds. It is also impossible to predict how our experiences will affect us. Something that seems trivial at the time may come back to haunt us, while…

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Winter’s Icy Caress Update

The first draft is completed, and I’m starting on revisions of the second book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series.  I began working on the book in August of 2016 after I published Exodus.  Writing the new saga in Clare’s life was slow going at times but now over 70,000 words later, I can see the end in sight.  My son’s wedding, a three-week visit to Los Angeles, and the return of my favorite crazy Labrador to our home kept me away from my writing more than I would have liked.

I am still planning to have the Kindle edition up by the end of May, but this will depend on how the revisions progress.  Thank you for being patient as I try to make the story the best it can be.

Back to writing!

Kate

Read my latest blog on the One Million Project website

As some of my faithful followers know, I am a part of a grostack-of-books-1001655_1280up of writers, artists, musicians and media professionals from around the world who donate their time and talents to help raise money which we donate to charity–Cancer Research UK and EMMAUS Homeless shelters.

Check out my blog–The Anatomy of a Story 

Book Updates

I’d like to thank all of the readers who have purchased Exodus.  The best thing about writing is finding out someone enjoyed your book.  I’m excited by the enthusiasm surrounding the characters of Clare, Wyatt, and Lee.  I love when readers talk about them like they are real people living in Bayfield, Wisconsin.   In essence, they are real as they live and breathe in my head filling it with their conversations and adventures.

Before you think I’m a bit crae crae, I want to reassure you I’m not.  Yes, I talk to myself and say dialogue out loud while driving in my car wishing I could write it down immediately.  I pull over as soon as I can and use the voice recorder on my cell attempting to replicate it instead of trying to text and drive.  (I’m not THAT crazy!)

Work on Winter’s Icy Caress is progressing and I’m anticipating the first draft of the book to be complete by the end of the month.  With over 56,00 words written and thirty-four chapters completed, I’m hopeful I can keep my publishing deadline of May 2017.

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