Brilliant foliage. Grinning jack-o-lanterns. Hot apple crisp. Fall is in the air (for us in the northern hemisphere, that is). To celebrate the season, my writerly pals and I are sharing autumn moments in the C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y Fall 2016 Blog Hop.
Please have a read and enjoy. Then visit the #Gr8Blogs listed at the end of this post for more C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y autumn goodness. Hey, we'd love to have you tag on with your own currently post, too!
Our family missed the brunt of Hurricane Matthew in October. We escaped with only a few anxious moments and tons of rain. However, Matthew ravaged the Caribbean and coastal cities from the Carolinas to Florida. Our neighbors in North Carolina counties south of us experienced devastating river flooding a week after Matthew veered to sea. Homes and schools remain flooded and have been closed as long as three weeks later. Many families lost everything. My heart goes out to everyone who suffered in Matthew’s wake.
Cracked Magic, by Mari Lumpkin
I love fantasy and girl power, so I hit the middle grade jackpot when I won a copy of Mari’s latest book.
Cracked Magic is enchanting in every sense of the word. Kids will LOVE it. Me, too!
My guilty pleasure: PBS’s season two of Poldark, a combination swashbuckler/adventure/romance set on the stunning Cornish coast in the late 1700s.
Based on books by Winston Graham, the story revolves around the titular hero, who returns from fighting in America’s Revolution to find his father dead, his copper mines and fortunes dried up, and the love of his life engaged to his cousin. Stunning scenery, great acting, and a ripping plot. Aiden Turner, who plays Poldark, caused the UK to come to a standstill in Season 1 with his shirtless scything scene.
C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y Thinking About
Sweet T and the Turtle Team
I’m still polishing Sweet T and the Turtle Team’s manuscript. At 4,000 words, Book 3 in the Sweet T Tales is now at the lower age range for a middle-grade classification; upper end for beginning readers. Just three more elusive chapters to write before moving into production for a spring 2017 publication.
Hey, here's a sneak peek at an illustration watercolor artist Irene Jahns is creating. Meet Aunt Mae and Billy; you already know Jenna (center) and Sweet T. Yep. That's a pelican, but you'll have wait to find out why it's with the children (Fuzzy, too!)
The Magical Aquarium
A talking whale? A vegetarian shark? You’ll find them and more in The Magical Aquarium, my standalone fantasy chapter book for early readers. I pulled out all the stops and let my imagination run wild. This G-rated yarn is pure fun while reminding children to appreciate the ocean and its creatures.
Stay tuned to learn how YOU can pre-order The Magical Aquarium on iTunes!
This Potterhead must CANNOT WAIT for Newt Scamander and his Fantastic Beasts to open on 18 November. Trailers look amazing, and I long to be carried by JK's magic again! Plus, don't you just adore Eddie Redmayne!
C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y In My Camera Lens
MERCY, I LOVE FALL!!!
Hope you'll fall for fall, too, when you join me on a stroll in my part of the world in my 58-second video, Hello Autumn. You bring a warm brew; I'll bring the beignets.
C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y Making me happy
Thanks for stopping by! For more C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y - Fall Moments, visit these #Gr8blogs below.
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