Reminders Are Everywhere
In my recent travels, I keep seeing reminders of the messages in my new novel Christmas Letters. They pop up and make me smile in the middle of a busy day. My story premise is of a farm family, their military service, community, farm, and the letters they leave behind to enlighten the next generation.
I was in Memory Lane Antique Shop on Rte 44 in Coventry CT when I spied this milk bottle.
Stone Acres is the multi-generational farm owned by the family of Rob Simmons, who wrote the forward for my book. Rob’s family found a suitcase full of WWII letters just before I called to ask about writing the forward. The coincidence is profound!
On another outing a friend and I stopped for lunch at Arrowhead Winery in Franklin CT. We saw this painted rock just outside the door of this dairy barn converted to a winery. The vibrant colors caught my eye. The message about Veterans is such a strong thread in Christmas Letters. Remember to thank the Veterans you meet!
I am so pleased to add Christmas Letters to my family of books. In each book you will find my country living voice, respect for those who work the land, positivity, and hope.
Look for me at a few of my upcoming events
Aug 17 Willimantic 3rd Thursday Street Fest Main St 5-9
Aug 19 Hartford County 4-H Fair – Four Town Fairgrounds Egypt Rd. Somers in the red barn near the horse ring all day
Aug 25 Friday afternoon- evening Find the donkeys and you will find me. I will have my books set up for a while before I start announcing the evening demos
Sept 2 (raindate Sept 3) The Festival at he Vineyard at Hillyland, 75 Murphy Hill rod Scotland CT 11-5