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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Keefer

Three More Days!!

Deadwood, here we come! Over 90 authors...including yours truly...are going to descend upon Deadwood, South Dakota with a flourish! My bags are packed...I'm sure one of them is going to be overweight...but the overweight fee is a whole lot less than shipping...sssshhh...don't tell the airlines that! I have books, trinkets, bookmarks, and you can just about bet that once I get there I will load up on chocolates for my table so be sure and stop by if you are in Deadwood on Saturday, June 17th for Wild Deadwood our sixth year!

The weather report for Deadwood is looking to be wet and stormy, so instead of my usual trail ride, this year I think I may have to see if I can find a Texas Hold'em tournament at one of the casinos. And, of course, there is an indoor water park at the Lodge. But, we all know how quickly the weather've packed and prepared for all possibilities. I'm adaptable that way. I will have to make my way down to the shops in the downtown area. I need some more watermelon moonshine and maybe even pick up a nice piece of Black Hills gold. Or maybe even a new pair of boots. Who knows...

What I most look forward to outside of meeting and greeting readers and talking about my books is seeing friends I've made over the years. That's one of the best things about being an author is that I have met so many strangers who have ultimately become friends. It's funny how that worked...year one I went out there all by myself not knowing a soul...and in the years since have gained so many "soul sisters" who share not only the love of books, but a lot of other hobbies and interests too!

It's a gloomy day here in rural Indiana with a good size patch of rain to my west heading this way. We need the rain. As I have driven past fields of corn that is barely a few inches high, it concerns me for the farmers and their crops this year. Unless we get some much needed rain, the corn is not going to be knee high by the Fourth of July. Even my chicken proofed green beans and squash haven't germinated yet despite the regular evening watering. The ground beneath the grass is cracked in places that I can almost stick my finger in the cracks and the water in the pool has been evaporating faster than it has in past years.

Most of my outside work got done yesterday...still need to do a few more things in the garden but I think I can knock that out after work on Monday or Tuesday. The contractor finished my spare bathroom last week and I got everything set to rights yesterday. I'm so pleased with the outcome! And relieved it is finally done! Almost 10 years without the spare bathroom being operational has been difficult when I've had house guests. Now, my master bath is truly MY bath! I still have a list of things I'd like to get done like install barn doors on the backside of the bar and get a dishwasher...but first things first.

Today, I think I am going to work on my story for the Romantic Galena Reads anthology. It will be titled "The Not So General Store". Think romance, magick, and whimsy. Once it is done, I'll get back to work on Ostara and my special project under my pen name. I've got quite the list of projects stacking up! But, I have a 5 hour layover in Minneapolis going both ways, which gives me plenty of writing time. In essence...this will be a working vacation...somewhat.

For those of you who won't be in Deadwood, be sure and take advantage of my book signing special on Kindle. Three Books Free!! From Wednesday - Sunday. For my Indiana friends, don't forget our Rebels with a Cause event during the Ducktail Run and James Dean days. Kathy Gerstorff and I have partnered together along with several other authors and sponsors to bring a multi-genre book fair to our community. I hope my local friends are able to stop in for the fun and festivities taking place in Gas City, IN.

I'm going to sign off for now, but watch next week...I hope to post highlights from Wild Deadwood Reads! Have a wonderful week everyone!

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