The National Park Art Quilt traveling exhibit visits Will County, Illinois all during June. They're fabulous. Today I drove out to Channahon's Environmental Learning Center to view 30-40 additional quilts. I sought out the three Grand Canyon quilts, because I've backpacked across the Grand Canyon and then was inspired to write a mystery novel about … Continue reading Grand Canyon Quilts
The world truly is getting smaller. Upon receiving this review from Ian Mathie, I checked him out on-line. Somehow my novel made it's way to him in England, and he was kind enough to write a review on Amazon: 5.0 out of 5 stars Turmoil and treachery on the trek of a lifetime, July 18, … Continue reading All The Way from Britain!
I was shocked to find this review in my e-mail inbox. How cool to get a complete, complimentary, and unsolicited comment. Rim to Rim - Death in the Grand Canyon by Jeanne Meeks. "This is an action-packed mystery with lots of information about the Grand Canyon and backpacking. I found it absolutely spell-binding both in plot … Continue reading Surprise Review of RIM TO RIM
What do you know about our country's great national parks? The first? Yellowstone. Established in 1872 by a bill signed by Ulysses S. Grant. How many? We now have fifty-nine parks plus many more national historical and heritage sites all under the supervision of the National Park Service. The grandest? In 1919 the Grand Canyon … Continue reading National Park Week, April 19-27
Some would say my time would be better spent writing, but I've had a heck of a good time designing RIM To RIM's cover, business cards, posters for a future book launch, handouts. That's creative, too, right? Last week I discovered PicMonkey.com, a free website which allows you to edit digital photographs. I wish I … Continue reading Creative Book Marketing: Handouts