Went over the mountains the first of July to the Seattle area to have this photo taken for the blog.
You can’t see it in the picture, but the creek is in the shadow of Mt. Rainier where evacuation signs line the roads like Burma Shave posts once did.
The first of August, returned from a two-thousand mile trip to Indiatlantic, Florida, (it’s near Melbourne where there are many people who like to play tennis), and had video trailers made for three books now on Amazon.
If you’re curious, please check out the videos on UTube on this linK: JoAnnBwriter. They are little trailers for Rusty Springs, Story Cookbook and Lebensborn.
Once back home in the mountains by the Canadian border, the videos took thirty-seven minutes each to upload from a flash drive and another hour to place each of them on UTube and they were only two minutes long.
They were produced by son John Bender, who is a noted professional video grapher and will be one of the people soon taping the Republican National Convention for a TV network.
The new author photo and video trailers are part of book launches for Story Cookbook and Rusty Springs in early September.
The writing of “The Hired Hand,” the sequel to Rusty Springs, has, alas, been delayed.
Fact: Writers are happiest when connecting with their characters. Truman Effort has been left behind in Montana where is he is with a team fighting a huge forest fire, demonic cross-winds now encircling them.