Just sent in some minute final tweaks for the paperback version of Visiting Tom (due out in August, last I heard):
Boy, if writing is plowing, I’m dragging a one-bottom with dull coulters.*
*Technically a one-bottom would only have one coulter, but plural rolls more nicely off the tongue, rather proving my point.
This interview took place in August. I subsequently ran off on book tour and forgot to post it.
Although I duck my head at the word famous (moderately well-known in certain circles, yes, but able to walk through Farm & Fleet with no security detail) I do admit I enjoyed this look back. I still remember picking up the phone to talk to Doug from the little bedroom overlooking Main Street in New Auburn, and that fire department Y2K party is one of my most cherished memories. Had no idea it would lead to Population 485 and all else to follow.
Wrote in deer stand last night, buck spooked by daughter singing as she gathered eggs = I have all good things in proximity. #gratitude
This happened a few years back, and I think I posted these on the old version of the site, but just came across them again. One of my more memorable signings. Country music stars get asked to sign the ladies’…well…but when you write a book about fire and EMS this is as good as it gets. I was pretty nervous.
The story behind this sign (and the spelling) (and the .44 Mag piercings) will be explained in Visiting Tom (due out August 21).