Monday, July 27, 2009

sand sculpting

We were able to see the sand sculptures in Port Angeles Sunday. The weather was sunny and the water was calm and it was fun looking at all that creativity! The sculptures will stand another week and then kids from town come knock them down. I always hate that part!

Busy week here with a book launch on Saturday at the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival:) Before that I have a deadline for book 2 and some other writing-related things to take care of. Wyatt is away at camp so it sure is quiet with just Paul, Randy, and myself. I'm missing my pre-teen and dreaming of the toffee cake I'm going to make for his homecoming. He's about 6 hours away in southern Washington where it's a lot hotter than here. No air-conditioned tents, either! But he loves it. Paul was supposed to go to fiddle camp but that got bumped due to all this book business:) Next year, hopefully.

Hope there is some sun and sand in your future! Or at least a copy of a good book! I have one I can recommend:) Stay tuned for that first book giveaway this Saturday, August 1st! Happy Monday.

If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he re-reads. -Francois Mauriac


  1. Laura, I just ordered your book and I can't wait to read it! We are from the Southeast and took our vacation in Kentucky last summer. We went to the Creation Museum and several Abraham Lincoln sites. Anyway, I fell in love with Kentucky.

    I am a long-time-dreaming, unpublished writer so I can imagine how excited you are to see your dream come true! The buzz on the net about your book is tremendous. I've bookmarked you as one of my favorite author and writing sites to visit. Congratulations on your success!

    In Christ,
    mary bailey

  2. Bless you, Mary, for stopping by here! I hope and pray my book blesses you. I feel a bit like I'm handing my heart out now that it's being released. Readers and fellow writers like you make the journey so worthwhile. Yes, Kentucky is a very special place and I'm glad you loved your time there. I'm pretty homesick for it myself. Please keep writing - I'm living proof that God can fulfill a writing dream. Please stop by again - I love hearing from you!

  3. I bet you saw some amazing sand sculptures! You may not like the tearing down of them but I'm sure the local kids look forward to that event!!!
    It's been super HOT down here... over 100 for 4 days. We are just trying to stay cool which isn't easy without AC. Lots of time in the river helps!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Lisa, We are sharing your HEAT! 97 degrees here yesterday and expecting to top 101 today! I am loving it but the natives are restless! We are enjoying our dips in the lake, too, which is about the only way to not sizzle. Bless you and your kiddos today:)