I celebrated the first anniversary of my children’s book A Birthday Story last month, and today April 1st I am celebrating my first royalty check. Thanks to those of you who have purchased my book. I hope that you or the one that you might have purchased the book for enjoy the book through many readings, and that you return to amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles.com or Xlibris.com to purchase additional copies. I also donated several copies of the book to a non-profit reading program, everybodywinsiowa.org. March was a good month for my book. I am inspired by its success.
Happy Women’s History Month! March is women’s history month. I see this month like I see Black History Month. You celebrate the accomplishments of women and African Americans all year long. So on this blog I have posted information about women in prior months. I will not be posting anything special for this month. I do want to acknowledge the demonstrations and activities that I’ve seen on media and social media- Facebook, etc. that others have posted to honor women in this month. Go take a look.
I just finished a short story about Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence. The title of the story, “Who Would Kill My Mother.” Did I tell you this before? Excuse me if I did, it’s on my mind. But it was my first short story and I’ve submitted it to some publications. I hope to be able to supplied the name of the one that publishes the story in a few months.
I’m also reviewing my poetry. Thinking about submitted some of it for publication in the coming months. I posted a poem on Goodreads. Go take a look at “Twenty-One Is An Age” and comment please.
Yesterday was my birthday for the year 2017. Happy birthday to me. On my birthday I submitted a fiction short story to two publications; The Sun magazine and AGNI. On March 1st I submitted that same story to MARS Literary Journal. I’ll get back to you about how it turns out,i.e., if either of the publications publish the story. If you believe in luck, give me some. Maybe it will help to get it published.
I decided in October to again try my skills at writing a short story. I’ve never written one outside of the classroom. The title of the piece is “Who Would Kill My Mother?” I’ll should start to hear from the publications in about a month.
Also on my birthday I was taken to dinner by our son, got a cake and ice cream with a small celebration from my fiancee, received a card from my sister-in-law to be and three phone calls from family in Cincinnati, and shopped a local store to catch the sale for those with March birthdays, and another store to buy a two drawer file cabinet to match my desk and give me more drawers for my files.
I celebrate my birthday before and after the date so before the 3rd, I got a couple of cards and an article from the New York Times about the wedding announcement for Ida B. Wells. Ida is one of the heroines I appreciate receiving information about. Today I received a card from my niece who will receive an email in return.
March is Women’s History Month, a good time to read about the contributions of women to the US and world. What we’ve done in recorded history will probably surprise you.
I think I finish.
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