As I move into the final month of school, my writing and participation with other authors is moving into the forefront. It's been a crazy, busy, and challenging time. How many of you have struggled with balancing teaching, learning, and working from home while maintaining the activities you are passionate about? My ability to find a mentally free space at home is difficult to say the least. It feels like wherever I look, there is "school", "post under-grad/pre Grad school packing", and the never ending list of things to do. If you have figured out how to maintain a healthy balance, leave a comment on today's blog to help myself, and others like me. We need your motivation!
I will communicating with my students through the week yet I look forward to uninterrupted time at my writer's cottage, quiet time on the deck, bonfires, and helping others. One way I am helping others is to volunteer at the local food pantry, send hand written notes, and join book launches and blog tours. This is my excitement to share today. I was selected, along other amazing creative people, to join @shawnsmucker & @Amy_Odland for Shawn's #TheseNamelessThings book launch. This is a fun opportunity to meet others and help a fellow Christian author.
In June, I'll have a couple blogs about Shawn Smucker and his other books and a special blog on June 30, 2020, when his book is available for sale. Shawn has accepted my invitation to guest on my podcast too! I'm so excited. I met Shawn Smucker last summer and learned a lot from his feedback when I signed up for a author meeting with him. I'm not a good fictional writer, Shawn on the other hand is fabulous. His book, Light from Distance Stars released last summer. I'm rereading this now as I wait for #TheseNamelessThings to arrive.
In addition to authoring seven other books, Shawn and his wife, Maile, have a wonderful podcast, The Stories Between Us. Their love, banter, honesty, humor, and willingness to share keep you coming back for more. I don't consider myself on Shawn's level yet, but with his kindness and encouragement, I know I'll reach my goals one day. Shawn's humility and desire to help other creatives is something to modeled by other authors, bloggers, and podcasters.
Follow Shawn for updates on his books and podcasts:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Shawn-Smucker-Writer-248786208498879/
Instagram & Twitter - @shawnsmucker
Get Ready Everyone,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323