Bloggy Update 7/12/21

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Rage is out!

It officially made it’s appearance on June 22, first in paperback, and then, a short time later, in Kindle format. The paperback is $12, like all my other books, and the Kindle is at $2.99. You can get it on Amazon and I imagine other places in the universe in pretty quick order.

Now that the commercial is over…life has felt extraordinarily busy as of late. After a quick vacation (first one in a year and a half) in Cincinnati, we came home, hosted some friends for an evening, and ever since, it feels like it’s been go-go-go. Not complaining – just a perspective that feels strange. After almost 18 months with nothing but an empty calendar to look at, suddenly having appointments and schedules feels unusual and discomforting. It’s an adjustment that I imagine a number of people are facing. I get it.

If you get a chance, pop over to Uncomfortably Dark (Candace Nola’s blog) and check out the Sizzling Summer Series (along with the rest of her blog – – Track 9 is among the featured books. Thanks, Candace!

I’ll be posting a NEW Meet & Greet later today as well, so set aside a little time for that as well.

My first event (in over a year and a half) is coming – Bishop Hill Book Fest:

Saturday, July 24 – From 9am – “3pm-ish”

Meet Native Authors in their Natural Habitat!
Hear them ROAR! And read from their recent work!
Attend workshops on cultivating the wild writer within you!
Purchase books and collect autographs from local inhabitants.

List of Authors, (so far):
Brian Fox Ellis, Matthew Marchand, Jannifer Powelson, Sue Rovens, Indigo Skye, Tom Akers, Roy Swanberg, Victoria Noe, Dave Ramacitti, Holly Green Cox, Lilly Setterdahl, Mary Davidsaver, Aubrey Barnes, Jackie Lawson, Christopher Edward Marchland, Bianca Sierra, Bob Glaser, Reg Ankrom.

Genres Represented:
Children’s Books, Biography, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction: Mystery, Romance, Memoir,
Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Paranormal, Non-Fiction, Horror, Poetry, and more…

Workshop Schedule:
10:30 Getting Children Back to Nature with Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk with Jannifer Powelson
11:00 Playing with Genre – Turning Poetry into Stories into better Essays with Brian “Fox” Ellis
11:30 A Classroom Built On Bars – Exploring The Art and Message of Rap with Aubrey Barnes
12:00 LUNCH at one of Bishop Hill’s several restaurants.
1:00 Winning the War for Art with Tom Akers
1:30 Writing History with Reg Ankrom
2:00 Public Speaking for Shy Authors – Tips to Help You Stay Calm and Wow Your Audience Victoria Noe
2:30 Blasting Your Books Into Kindle with Andy Zach
3:00 Writing in Retirement with Roy Swanberg

4:00 Happy Hour & Round Robin Conversation with Authors discussing the nature of the work. (BYOB)
5:00 Picnic with the Community, Bring a basket and serving ware.

6:00 Evening Concert will feature a few of the authors who are also musicians, including Holly Green Cox, Aubrey Barnes, Matthew Marchand, and our host Brian “Fox” Ellis.

Event is hosted by Fox Tales International and The Bishop Hill Creative Commons with Support from The Midwest Writing Center. All Proceeds to Benefit a Community Orchard for Bishop Hill.

So, that’s the latest. Be sure to check back later today for the new Meet & Greet! 🙂

Sue 🙂

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