I had a great time this year doing the AtoZ April Blogging Challenge! It was fun to see new faces visiting and also to connect with new people and reconnect with longtime blog friends. I felt enriched by how many of the new visitors came back again and again, and I got to know a few more bloggers that I’ll follow avidly and will undoubtedly have great conversations with in the future.
I also had a blast fulfilling my self-imposed theme’s Alliterative Story Challenge and running a contest for others to submit to the Alliterative Literature Plotted Prose & Poetry Challenge as well. I made badges for the contest winners, and realized I was so proud of creating and posting an Alliterative story for every letter AtoZ in April, that I made a badge for my own accomplishment too. What fun!!
It’s been a couple years since I participated in the A-Z Challenge held for bloggers in April, but after issuing the Alliteration challenge I got caught up in writing a couple more stories and decided it would be fun (or intensely nutty) to try one for every letter of the alphabet. If I’m going to write them, I may as well share them with you!
I just learned about a more powerful Reverse Image Search tool, RevEye a Chrome Extension. Amazing!! For fun, I searched my new book cover for, Through the Cracks (*whispers: to be released Jan. 21st but available now) and I got the image below… Spot on connection. I get that it chose the similar image, but it picked up on the concept as well. Check it out! And while you’re at it, check out the book too. Click on the image… 😉
I’m so excited to read an excerpt to you from my story ‘Off the Rails’ tonight live on Zoom. Don’t miss it!! Valley Reads, The Lost Train, Zoom program is tonight. Feel free to join us 6:30 – 8pm PST, Wednesday, December 1st to hear readings by Pacific NW Authors and Chats by PNW Artists about their works that appear in this Special Co-op Anthology. Click this link to join from anywhere: https://kcls.zoom.us/j/87899556649?pwd=VHdMVFJNK2kvNnRlTW5UdGxmWlZtZz09
A doorway can be an opportunity, an escape, or a transition. No matter where it goes, something changes.
At the tail end of the year, I have a new published work in the NIWA, Northwest Independent Writers Association 2019 Anthology, Doorways. I hope you’ll check it out and consider it for purchase during your gift buying season. FIND IT HERE
I’m honored to be included in this excellent collection. My story, Hallway Light, is a short Literary Fiction piece with a somewhat twisty tale of grief and a luminous shard of hope.
Fifteen Pacific Northwest authors invite you to enter their domains and wander through their imaginations. The stories within will transport you to magical realms, unexpected futures, and surprising situations.
Including stories by:
William J. Cook
Sheri J. Kennedy
Connie J. Jasperson
Liam RW Doyle
L. Wade Powers
Norwescon here I come! I can’t wait to be there again this year. Will you be there too? Come by and see me April 18th-21st at the FVP Books table on Writer’s Row. I’d love to chat with you and perhaps sign a book or two. See you there! –Sheri J Kennedy
And here’s a sneak peek at my Towel, Some of our great Book Bundle Deals, and the Wild and Crazy Authors I’ll share a table with:
I’m so excited to have a Featured Author interview on Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) home page this month! You can check it out HERE or click on the photo below to read more. Scroll down to find the article. It was fun to do the interview. Have fun reading!
Almost on my way to my first Author event that’s focused on only one book and sanctioned by King Co. Library System. I’m so excited!! Wish me luck…
Here’s a photo of the library room schedule that was posted when I stopped by to print the hand-out earlier in the day. And also the official flyer they’ve had posted and available to grab for over a month. My name in lights. 🙂 Too much fun!
I’m so excited about King Co. Library System choosing my book LIKENESS as their first Valley Reads feature for community book club reading!! Our newspaper, The Valley Record did a Feature Article on the program. I’m #almostfamous !
Anyone who REGISTERS for the program can pick up their FREE book at North Bend Library after April 7th, and then I’ll be leading a Discussion Event at North Bend Library on May 2nd. The book is great for discussion since it’s concept driven and is a playful romp full of thought-provoking ideas regarding similarity and difference.