I Love Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year, and has been for as long as I can remember. The smell of harvested grain pours from the hopper of the combine into the waiting truck, the aroma of freshly cut grass mingles with falling leaves, apples blush red after the first frost, and  carved pumpkins sit like sentinels on neighbors’ porches. Children settle in to school and look forward to Halloween.

Ah, yes. Halloween. The month of October provides a few special treats in my little corner of the writing world. First of all, Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers will release its first anthology. All of us have worked hard to submit our stories and poems, fine-tune them, and put them together in a book. Celebrating Spokane Authors: Readings in Prose and Poetry is scheduled for release by the end of this month. One of my short stories will be included in the collection, which will be available on Amazon and Kindle, and hopefully at some of Spokane’s local bookstores.

Several SASP members will feature their books at the Mount Spokane High School Craft Fair this weekend. Located at 6015 East Mt. Spokane Park Drive, a mile east of Highway 2 and near the Green Bluff Apple Festival, the fair runs all day Saturday and from 11-4 Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Esther Hildahl and Joyce Caudel will be there both days, Kate Poitevin will join them Satuday, and I’ll be there Sunday.

Also this weekend, Larry Danek and I will do a book signing at Book Traders, located at 907 West Garland Avenue in Spokane, as part of the Artspiration event. Drop by and see us between 10-5 Saturday, Oct. 14.

More good news and activities to come.

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