With this unusually warm weather comes chances to get out and talk about my books and do a reading. I was the speaker for the Methodist Church women’s group in Chelsea, Iowa on Saturday March 17th for their monthly luncheon. It was a nice day for a scenic drive past fields being disked, and farmers planting oats. Many birds have come back early and were perched on the electric wires.
In the church, I found the tables, covered with green or white cloths, decorated with shamrocks and small black pots taken from the end of several rainbows, filled with mini candy bars. My book table was just as decorative with large shamrocks scattered about and a foil rope of tiny shamrocks vined around my books.
We had a lunch that I thoroughly enjoyed. You see I had spent several days eating chicken noodle soup and bananas because I broke a tooth. After I had the tooth pulled, I had to be on a soft diet which consisted of applesauce and mashed bananas and only milk to drink for two days. So as if the cooks, Pauline Baker and Angie Baker, knew what to do for my diet, they served me Jell-O and a sloppy joe which was easy to chew and much appreciated after the bland diet I'd been on for days. Pauline Baker who made the delicious Jell-o sent a plate home with me. That sure tasted good on the warm night we had and kept me from eating something that would hurt.
My talk was about printing my books at Create Space Self Publishing and what lead to the start of each book or series. I finished by reading the first chapter out of my book As Is Her Name So Is Redbird. Everyone that lives in the country and maybe some that live in town have put up with mice invasions at some time or other. My main character Nurse Hal is scared of mice and picks a very unusual way to get rid of the one in her kitchen. I for one could identify with her even though I have never went to the extremes she did to get rid of the mouse.