Sunday catchup, and this once, I’m skipping the cut as I don’t have a lot to say. Work on the secret project is going well; the first draft should be concluded later this week. I still don’t know when I’ll be able to say more about this, but when I get the go-ahead to say more, you’ll hear all about it. I will say that I’m having a blast writing this, and I hope you’ll have one reading it.
I posted earlier this week about my state of mind, so I won’t repeat that here. But I will mention that today is World Kindness Day. I have my doubts about these kind of days – there’s a National Oatmeal Day, for goodness’ sake – but right now, a little kindness won’t hurt and could help a lot. How you approach that is up to you, but I hope you’ll consider doing something, and keep a little kindness going in the months and years to come.
And I have to admit I can never say no to helping Girl Scouts…and I can also never turn down penguins.
On this sad day, my thoughts are with the survivors of this morning’s tragedy in Orlando, the families and friends and loved ones of the victims, and the good people there, especially in their LGBT community. I hold out hope that someday, we can finally fully accept each other’s differences and move beyond hate and fear and violence.
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Let’s start with another reminder: If you have a Kobo e-reader, or Kobo software on your smartphone or tablet, you’re all set to follow Michiko and Beth’s adventures! US readers can get all five Monkey Queen books through the Kobo site, Canadians can hit Indigo, and you can always search your favorite e-book store for “Monkey Queen” or “Robert Dahlen!” More after the cut. Continue reading →
If you’re a Portuguese speaker and a fan of Michiko and Beth, I could use your help with a publishing matter. I want to keep things confidential for now, so please contact me by email or using the contact form. Thanks! (3/15: I’ve had someone contact me, so help is no longer needed for now. Thanks.)
For the rest of you, here’s a penguin video. Because penguins.