Kathryn and I (Linda); creators of Memoir Magic, long-time college teaching friends, and fellow travelers; had a fantastic summer of 2019, trekking through Scotland on an ancestry quest. Read all about it in our blog. That was the event of the year.
There were a number of book signings and a couple of workshops when we got home, but then we hunkered down for a fall and winter of working. There is always more writing and editing and reviewing to do.
Then, like the rest of the world, we’ve hunkered down during the COVID-19 epidemic. Consequently, all book signings and workshops for this spring and summer, 2020, have been canceled. It’s a sad time for us all and certainly a time when we want to be safe, not only for our own sake but for that of others. But we’ll miss all of you who we meet when we’re out and about. It’s always rewarding and a lot of fun.
So what does this mean in the long run? It means that we have unexpected time to write. Kathryn is working on a historical novel, a deeply-researched but fictionalized version of a murder on the campus of the University of Georgia in the 1960s. Kept secret for many years, Kathryn has brought the shocking real-life story and its surrounding mysteries to the fore. Mine is the second in my Haven Island romantic suspense trilogy, this one Return to Haven Island, about a suspected kidnapping and tangled investigation into the case.
What about your writing? Now might be a good time for you to start, or finish, that memoir that lives in your head. Let’s all keep writing….