Summer Writing, Will Have Me A Blast

Summer twilight in our garden.
As many of you know, I divide my writing year into four quarters and take a step back from the nets and author visits to write during the summers and winters. I'm working on a YA anthology for called OPEN MIC, a collection of funny pieces about growing up on the margins of race and culture, and writing a middle-grade novel about a boatman's daughter in Bangladesh.

In July I'll be teaching classes on dialog and writing between cultures at the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, a vocational dream come true. And in August we celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, a personal dream come true. I am a blessed and grateful woman.

I haven't been a very good blogger lately, what with two graduations, college launches, and other major life milestones, but I'll be back on the Fire Escape in September with renewed energy and vision (I hope) to write, read, and chat about life "between cultures." Enjoy the beauty of summer, friends.