Mr. Weather threatened to mess with our plans last week. Forecast called for rough storms and flooded roads. Janice wisely decided to cancel the meeting in advance. Granted, the threat turned out to be an idle one, but if she'd waited until Saturday, and the threat had been real, she would've had a hard time catching those of us who have a long drive to inform us about the cancellation. So, if you're ever in doubt about our meeting, or need information about it, you can check here or on our Facebook page and catch all the latest news.
This time, Janice wanted to be certain she caught us all with the weather alert, so she even sent an email. Then, bless her amazingly generous heart, she sent another to all 157 members containing the .pdf of her book,Writing and Selling the Great American Novel. If you didn't get it, check your spam or check in with us and update your information and email address. (Same deal if you didn't get the cancellation notice.)
This month, our featured classic author is Laura Ingalls Wilder, without whom we would've never met Melissa Gilbert--but that's another story.
The Little House series would be classified as YA today, but I didn't read it until I was deep into my twenties, and I loved the entire series. I must've been twenty-four when I realized what an anachronism I am. Just let me have my washing machine and indoor plumbing, and send me back to the ol' soddy. Among other little known and totally irrelevant facts about Laura: she died the day before I was born, the same day my paternal grandfather died, February 10, 1957.
Any other little known facts about the author, you'll have to discover on your own. Warning: you will be tested at the next meeting.
Which reminds me--and let me see if I can get this big enough and bold enough so it won't be missed:
THE NEXT MEETING IS MAY 9TH
Does that do it?
In case you're wondering who our speaker is--and you haven't looked at the side bar--it's our own Kathrese McKee.
More about Kathrese next week, so stay tuned!
Till next time, God bless all our Storm Writers!