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September Interviews

9/2 Dianne Freeman, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

9/9 Ellen Byron, Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

9/16 Marilyn Levinson, writing as Allison Brook, Checked Out for Murder

9/23 Rhys Bowen, The Last Mrs. Summers

9/30 Sherry Harris, From Beer To Eternity

September Guest Bloggers

9/19 Judy Alter

WWK Weekend Bloggers

9/5 V. M. Burns

9/12 Jennifer J. Chow

9/26 Kait Carson


For The Love Of Lobster Tales by Shari Randall is now available to download free for a limited time. Go to Black Cat Mysteries at: https://bcmystery.com/ to get your free copy! Thanks for the freebie, Shari.

Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!

KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" will appear in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, which will be released by Wildside Press on 10/6.

Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!

Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!

Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.

KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.

Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

a walk for sunshine

                                                   A WALK FOR SUNSHINE

 I just finished a book my sister Suzanne gave to me " A WALK FOR SUNSHINE by Jeff Alt. It was a fascinating book for me to read because it was a true story oof the author Jeff Alt walking the whole Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Mt. Kathadin in Maine, a 2160 mile journey. He hiked it for charity for Sunshine Homes where his brother Aaron was living. Aaron was born with cerebral palsy and intellectual problems.

Also, I found it interesting because my sister and her teenagers started hiking it, too, in Shenandoah National Park quite a few years ago. We continued the following year, too, with our brother and our Washington State sister and her husband as well as nephews. We also in later years hiked it a little further north as we were heading for New England.

Would I like to hike parts of it again? I'd like to, but I know I'm getting too old to hike very far on that trail. I do my hiking closer to home in my woods or a trail that is a few miles from where I live.

Do you think you'd like to hike the Appalachian Trail?
Do you hike much on any trail?

Gloria Alden


KM Rockwood said...

We live near the Appalachian Trail, frequently driving by it and seeing hikers stocking up in some of the stores. My daughters used to hike in far enough to camp at one of the shelters, and my son-in-law takes his dogs for an almost daily trek along the trail.

I never much liked hiking--I always got tired, especially on uphill portions, and could never figure out how some people could keep going for long stretches. Then, in my late 60's, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that greatly reduced my oxygen level. It explains so many of the little problems I've had my entire life!

Gloria Alden said...

KM I'm sorry you have the heart problems that kept you from hiking even part of the trail. At least your daughter was able to camp at one of the shelters, and your son-in-law can walk his dogs there. It's something I would like to do although. What little amount I did in Shenandoah National Park was enjoyable. I have to admit, I'm not fond of uphill hikes either.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

I like to hike, and we had access to the Trail in Georgia, but when we lived there I was busy standing on the sidelines for the year round sports my kids played. On my life list.

Gloria Alden said...

Margaret I hope you get to hike at least part of it sometime. I like to hike, too, but my woods isn't very large so I don't get a long hike in. Also, over winter a lot of trees were blown down which covered up my trails. I'm hoping when my sisters read this book we'll plan on going back to a section of the trail. Of course, we do hike on trails in Pennsylvania which isn't far from us, and they are good trails, too.

Shari Randall said...

I like hiking but I've never done anything longer than a few days on the trail. My husband and younger daughter love hiking - they can go for hours! I think the AT is definitely something they'd like to do someday. I'm going to get a copy of this book for my husband. Thank you for telling us about it, Gloria.