After twenty-eight years, next week my husband Creighton and I will be loading a truck and moving to the eastern part of North Carolina to be closer to children and grandchildren. This post is full of nostalgia, memories, and family. But before it ends, I promise a literary connection too.
|Lindsey Baldwin Kasten|
|Lisa Baldwin Edgar|
And had our family picture taken on the porch.
We welcomed son's-in-laws, grand-dogs,
With Ebby and Caitlin
|Margaret & Henry Federlin|
|Lisa and Grandma Federlin|
|Rachel Federlin, 2012|
|With my sister,|
Barbara Federlin, 2012
We played poker,
and prayed with friends.
|With Beth Schulz, circa 1990.|
Our home hosted a few writing retreats,
|With Donna Earnhardt, Rebecca Petruck, & Joyce Hostetter|
|"During" with |
And of course, they're right.
But I'm not the only one who is facing changes.
One of my closest writing buddies, Linda Phillips, is celebrating a new chapter in her life.
|Working on CRAZY at a |
Baldwin Writing Retreat
She is on her first book tour in Oregon, celebrating the debut of her YA novel-in-verse, CRAZY.
|Linda recently celebrated her launch|
at the Oregon Institute of Technology
Fifteen years later, I'm celebrating the new chapters in each of our lives by giving away a copy of CRAZY.
There you have it. Book Metaphors, Life Changes. And a Giveaway!
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