I can't believe it is Friday again! Where did the week go?
1.) The most exciting news this week is that I will be a guest on the radio program, ACCENTS, this afternoon in Lexington. ACCENTS is hosted by bi-lingual poet Katerina Klemer and can be heard on 88.1 FM at 2pm on Fridays. Tony Sexton, leader of the Community of Mercer County Writers, and myself will be her guest and I am so nervous and excited! If you can't pick up the radio program - and most people in Harrodsburg won't be able to pick it up - you will be able to download the program next week from Katerina's website.
2.) Tomorrow I will be helping out my friend and fellow writer, Ruth Ann Fogle, as she makes an appearance in the Perryville parade. Ruth Ann's alter ego, Mother Flossie Upson, was invited to participate, so I'm providing her transportation in the form of my hubby's truck. It should be an interesting morning.
3.) I finished a great book this week, THE PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS (The Prophecy of the Sisters Book #1) by Michelle Zink. This is a young adult book and it is a far-cry from the recent rush of vampire and supernatural books. This book marks a return to the classic Gothic novels of the past and takes place during the Victorian Era of the late 1800s. I highly recommend this book and I am eagerly awaiting the next one in the series.
4.) Did you see the premiere of Dexter on Sunday? Oh man, what a great start to season 4! I know I should feel bad about enjoying a show revolving around a serial killer, but it is such great fun, I find myself marveling at the writing abilities of the staff. And Micheal C. Hall as Dexter is deliciously evil! Casting John Lithgow as the rival bad guy, the Trinity Killer - brilliant! Lithgow appears so normal, but has a disturbing bad quality that comes across the screen and jumps in your face. It's going to be a great season!
5.) My hubby has to work night shift tonight and then he's on call all weekend - bummer! I guess I shouldn't complain because he doesn't have to do this very often, but it really ruins our weekend. I so look forward to spending time with him on the weekends.
6.) I have submitted a poetry manuscript to a writing contest this week - this is the first time I've even entered my poetry anywhere. Sponsored by A Room of Her Own: A Foundation for Women Writers and Artists, the won't announce the winner until November 15th. I know I don't stand a chance of winning, but I'm hoping to get some type of response. Keeping my fingers crossed.
7.) Fall break starts today - my daughter will be out of school for two weeks. I love fall break because the weather is so much cooler and all the leaves are changing colors. She has several college visits lined up during this time, so we are going to be busy.
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