Sunday, April 7, 2013

BIRD HOME (digitally altered image of 24X24" mixed media collage)
An Almost Spring Celebration . . .


It's almost spring here in Minnesota. I know the birds are acting as if it is. The chipmunks just came out of their winter hibernation and are going at our bird feeders like they're starving (my guess is they probably are). I am so impatient to get into the gardens and start mucking about. More than that even, I want to be able to throw the doors and windows wide open, to turn our thermostats down a few degrees, and wear anything other than the sweats I live in all winter long.

When you live in a cold climate like this, even the HINT of spring is a cause for celebration!

I'm happy to say that my upcoming novel has finally found a title: ALL THE WORLD'S A JUMBLE. And, after going through a number of rewrites with back and forth communications between me and my editor at Roaring Brook/Macmillan, it's gone on to the copy editor. (Hallelujah!) There will be more tweaking in a few weeks. And by this time next year, it should be out! More cause for celebration.

And here's some more! This week I was invited by my fabulous poet friend, Diane Kendig, to participate in "The Next Big Thing," a fun blog-o-sphere project that links writers all over the world. Diane posted my interview on her blog today. I hope you'll take a minute to read about ALL THE WORLD'S A JUMBLE on Diane Kendig's blog. I've tagged writer friends, Linda Townsdin, Nina Kidd, and Sandra Martin and will be posting their interviews and links next week. 


5 comments:

Linda T. said...

I'm so excited about your book and can't wait until it's available. Your blog-o-sphere responses were great, by the way!

Kooky said...

Congratulations about your book. And your art is very lovely! Looking forward to seeing your work at the Mermaid Circus!

Sandra Hall said...

Oooh, an author! Will go check out your interview....I'm swimming by from the mermaid circus to wave Hi!

Julie Williams said...

Thanks, Linda! And especially thanks for posting my interview on your blog, too. Looking forward to reading about your upcoming book next week!

Julie Williams said...

Hi Kooky & Sandra,

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by. I'm already having so much fun in the class, aren't you?