What an honor and a surprise!

Good Wednesday morning, readers.

Well my taxes are in the mail, and now I’m back to my life, hopefully.

I have a wonderful bit of news. Last Saturday I taught a class on “Writing Amish Fiction for Today’s Market” at Wayne College, part of the University of Akron, here in Ohio. Afterward at the award ceremony, the college presented writing awards to high school, college, and regional winners in poetry, non-fiction and the short story. The final award of the day was the college’s Writer-of-the-Year for 2011-2012, which they presented to me. I was so shocked, it was all I could do to keep from crying on my way to the stage! I gave an impromtu speech at the podium, and I have no idea what I said.

Thank you, Wayne College, for honoring me in this fashion. And also allowing me to teach on your lovely campus.

Everyone have a lovely week! I’m back to work on Love Comes to Paradise, while enjoying spring in Ohio.