The sun is coming up and the birds are singing. The flowers are blooming and the trees are covered in their summer dress of green! (Of course it's not summer yet, but . . .) That Cardinal outside is having a wonderful time singing.
Well, today has arrived. And it's time for a party! Do you like parties? I was going to do this party last week since my birthday was last week, but I was out of town and didn't have a chance to get it ready. But now it's here.
And this news just arrived hot off the press (or from an e-mail I should say). My book "The Graham Quartet and the Mysterious Strangers" is now available on audio! You can get a copy from Audible. If I knew how to give you a sample to listen to right here, I would. But if you click on the Audible link above, you can listen to a sample of the perfect reader for this story!
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For those of you who may have wondered when and where and why I started writing, here is a bit of information. As I have mentioned before, I hated writing when I was in school. It was terrible! I remember crying because I had to write a few sentences. It wasn't until after I had graduated that I discovered just how much fun writing could be and it wasn't long before I fell in love with it. Now I can't seem to get enough writing done. :)
These two letters you are about to read (if you keep reading this post), are the very first "letters" which got me started as an author. They were to two friends and these letters were just for fun. They each wrote me back and soon we had families created and were enjoying our "pretend" letters. As you may notice, these were extremely short letters, but this is how I got my start.
My Dearest Elizabeth,
I am writing to tell you if the wonderful vacation I am having. I got to see General George Washington himself! It happened this way. My Aunt Grace, cousins Lee and Annah, and I were walking in the park one day when a horseman rode by. Cousin Lee saluted. He then told us that it was General Washington. And he ought to know because he was in the army.
Elizabeth dear, are you coming to Boston soon? Aunt Grace and cousin Annah would be very glad to see you. And you won’t have to worry about the British soldiers because the war is over. Do come if you can.
Well, Uncle James is calling me to come and play the violin for him.
Your Loving Friend,
How I wish that you had been with me yesterday. As I was walking down the street I saw Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! That famous poet who wrote "Paul Rever's Ride." I wouldn't have known him except that Uncle Mark told cousin Mary and I who he was. Imagine seeing that great poet walking down the street in Boston!
Mama said I could invite you to spend the afternoon with me on Friday. I do hope you can come. It might be the last time I get to see you before I go to Concord with Uncle Mark, Aunt Sara, and Mary, Polly, Phoebe & Philip. Be sure that you write me while I am gone. I really must be going Ellen dear.
Your Loving Friend,
So, did you enter the giveaway?
Have you ever written "pretend letters" with a friend?
Next week will start a new story.
Will you be back?
P.S. If you've already left reviews for any of my books, you can count them towards your entries for reviews. Sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.