Library Love

More than 15 years ago I had a debate with a co-worker. He was adamantly opposed to paying higher taxes to build a new library. I, of course, was on the other side of the issue. Books are life! No, he insisted, books are dead. Electronic media will replace paper and the need for buildings. I could not imagine curling up without a real book. The comforting smell of the paper; the whisking sound as I turned pages. Silly me! The reality is that while I still enjoy sitting down with a good book...hunting for my reading glasses is not fun! Carrying a book around is not always practical. Getting to and from the library...well, I'm a busy woman. I used to be ashamed to say that I read electronicall

"What's next?"

It's time! Applications are being accepted NOW for the 2017 Writer in Residence. Here's the link to the High Plains Library District. If you've read any of my blogs, you know that this program has changed my life. That's not hyperbole! A year ago, many facets of my life were entirely different. I use my free time very differently than I used to. I squeeze in writing and editing in tiny pieces; whereas before becoming the Writer in Residence, I'd read other authors' writing any chance I could get! I wouldn't even consider writing or editing without a large chunk of time ahead of me. Now, I am always thinking of my characters and the "what's next?" of my book, my series, my life! I'm planning

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