No Pineapple Whip – What?

Fairs are a great place to enjoy the rides, visit booths of local businesses, check out all the farm animals, have a dinner from either the Pork Producers, a local church or rotary club, enjoy some great entertainment and, yes, indulge in that lovely concoction known as pineapple whip. My husband has been known to make a trip to the county fair in order to purchase one (no sharing involved where this is concerned). But the fair I will be going to on March 23rd is not a county fair and, no, there will not be pineapple whip available for purchase, but it will definitely be a smorgasbord of literary delights.

On March 23rd, from 10 am to 1 pm, a bevy of authors with books ranging from cookbooks to history to fantasy will gather at The Clark-Pleasant branch of the Johnson County Library. You can meet and talk with the authors, as well as, purchase their books, which they will gladly sign for you.

Here are the authors who will be attending –

Aslan Tudor – an 11 yr old citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.

Lou Ellen Watts – my lovely friend from the south, with her book, “Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed: Growing Up White in the Segregated South”.

Paul J. Hoffman – my wonderful husband, who has written, “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher” and “Wicked Columbus, Indiana” – both non-fiction.

Kaylin R Boyd – fantasy author and poet. Prose books include, “Tell City” and “The Mountain”.

Linda E. Minton – “WWII Heroes: We Were Just Doing Our Jobs” and “Remembering WWII Women”.

Chaplain Mike Mercer – Hospice chaplain – “Walking Home Together: Spiritual Guidance and Practical Advice for the End of Life” and “Show Me the Path: Cultivating a Life of Discernment”.

Nate Logan – author of “Inside the Golden Days of Missing You”.

Darrell French – interest in Indiana history, has begun researching and writing about the Franklin & Martinsville Railroad.

Christy Newton – romance writer.

Carol Michel – author of “Potted & Pruned: Living a Gardening Life”, “Homegrown and Handpicked: A Year in a Gardening Life” and “The Christmas Cottontail: A Story for Gardeners of All Ages”.

As well as myself! I will have both of my books – “Sigmund Stanley Spider Squared” and “Emma’s Dancing Day” along with the “Emma’s Dancing Day” coloring book.

So even though we don’t have any pineapple whip, come on over and enjoy the buffet of books available along with the “chefs” who stirred them up. I am sure you will find something that suits your literary tastes.


Works in Progress

One of the first questions an author receives after finishing a book is “What will you write next?” or “What are you working on now?” After writing Emma’s Dancing Day, I took some time to visit schools, libraries, etc. and present programs, taking a short break from writing. As soon as the school year was over and my programs slowed down, I began to pick up my pad of paper again to write.

I am working on two new children’s books and, yes, both are about bugs. They seem to intrigue me and children are enthralled with them as well. One idea came from an encounter I had with a bug during a trip to downtown Columbus and the other from a simple doodle I drew during a meeting. My meetings can become intense at times and doodles are a great way to relieve stress and still be able to pay attention. However, my doodle let to my imagination taking over and several lines of the story being put to paper.

My other work in progress is a novel. I have never tried my hand at this before, but I had never tried writing a children’s book before either. You never know what you can accomplish until you try. I have almost written 10,000 words thus far. The first few chapters were on paper, but then I turned to my Dell as my hands began to cramp. The novel is fantasy, but the exact nature of the story will not be revealed until later.

If you are interested in following my progress, follow me on Facebook.  I post word counts quite often and how things are going with all of my endeavors. I appreciate your support.  ~ Kimberly