If the weather has you holed up in your hacienda, today is a good day to invite a new author into your life. And we're getting ready to do just that for some happy winners. Here are the names drawn this morning from the Big Straw Hat from this week's author chats:
Carly Kendall has won Homestead by Jane Kirkpatrick
Ruth Dell has won A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick (release date in April)
Wanda Chamberlain has won Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper
Alice Trego has won She's in a Better Place by Angela Elwell Hunt
I hope your weekend is full of reading and family time--or both. Don't discount the power of read-alouds. Our sons still talk the most about being read to all the way into their teen years. It's a great way to get kids to open up and talk about things they may not share otherwise.
"Our grandmothers, and even--with some scrambling--our mothers, lived in a circle small enough to let them implement in action most of the impulses of their hearts and minds." --Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Gifts From the Sea
Whether your road takes you on literal journeys or inward soul treks, you are welcome to stop by and leave a word to go for others who may pass by this word hub on the side of the road. There are places that you've seen that others might enjoy knowing about. Maybe you've gained some wisdom from your treks. Share and partake equitably. Journey with a benevolent eye. But do stop and muse. That is when the road has time to settle into memory and teach us the things we can't learn when we rush past overlooked places.