Happy Flag Day! This is one of my favorite days of the school year ~ to see the fourth graders stand in front of the school and lead us in a medley of patriotic songs and writings. In eleven years, I've yet to keep from tearing up. A beautiful representation of our country, children, and future. Another reason this touches my heart so much, it reminds me our school year is coming to an end.
Of course I love summer vacation and look forward to the busyness summer offers. No worries Mom, Dad, Auntie M, and Ed ~ the schedule includes scheduled "vacations", "days off", and beach-work days. I'm not one to sit around doing nothing for too long so to be busy doing the things I enjoy with the people I love are joyful opportunities.
With only five days left of this school year and a mere eight weeks before we return to a new term, my schedule transitions from a 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. job to a fun and exciting 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. adventure of writing, resting, and sharing.
This summer is different than last because instead of sharing Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey at book signings and speaking engagements, I was in the final stages of editing and revision ~ working with a couple editors to release the best book possible as a first time author. Graduation is next Friday, June 21st, and my first scheduled writing-related happening is the following week. On the 28th I'll join an old and dear friend to catch up and share our testimonies before heading to Delta Lake for the Alliance Women's "Summer Renew" with my girlfriends from church.
On July 1st from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. I'll be selling and signing books at the New Haven Town Farmer's Market located on Route 104 in New Haven, New York. I look forward to joining a host of vendors for this weekly community event. If you are a local author looking for an opportunity to reach others in the area with your book, contact Deb Allen at the New Haven Town Hall, (315)963-3900 for more information. A special thanks to Deb and the town for the opportunity to kick-off the "Guest Author" table.
A couple weeks later I join the ladies of a local church to talk about Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. They are reading the book, using the discussion questions in the back, and invited me to come and share with them. I'm honored and humbled to know a women's Bible study selected my book. If you are doing the same thing, I'd love to hear from you.
If you have a small group, Bible study, or women's group looking for a guest author, inspirational speaker, or opportunity to meet the author ~ drop me a note.
I also look forward to visiting as many public libraries as I can this summer to share a little hope and Where's Heidi?
Do you know of any libraries, book stores, Christian shops, or coffee shops looking for a guest author? Feel free to share my name and information or send me their name and contact information. Who knows when I'll be in your neighborhood. See you soon!
The game of life...up and down and always a journey!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323