Tuesday, September 1, 2009

school daze

Today is the first day of school for my Wyatt. After 8 years of homeschooling he wants to go to "real" school. His rural school is very small and only 1/2 mile down the road from us. The whole 7th grade consists of 18 students or less! I hope and pray he likes it. Middle school isn't for cowards! Our youngest son, Paul, will continue to homeschool and fiddle. I can hardly wait till Wyatt gets home and I can hear all the details. Till then it will be awfully quiet around here with the fridge door not opening and shutting 24/7! Please pray for Wyatt and the many kids in school today nationwide.

I've been hearing from readers hoping for a sequel to The Frontiersman's Daughter which sadly will not be. Another thing I'm hearing is that some readers wish very much to have their questions answered in regards to Captain Jack and Ezekial Click, etc. I'll just say that I tried to write Lael's life as realistically as I could and leaving those loose ends wasn't an accident. Real life leaves quite a few unanswered questions for all of us and Lael's story is no exception. In early Kentucky it wasn't uncommon for settlers to simply vanish - men, women, and children. So this particular thread in the novel is historically accurate, if sad.

Book 3 is humming along and I wish I could slow it down but the story is insisting it be told:) I'm already missing the book and I'm not finished though 270 plus pages is what I've nailed down. I just love my Irish hero. And I'd best say no more...


  1. I hope Wyatt had a great day.

    I'm a third of the way through The Frontiersman's Daughter and am enjoying Lael's story.

  2. I'll pray that your son has a good experience at public school. it's so tough being a middle schooler these days!!
    we don't start school until the
    right now we are just preparing for a big birthday bash for next weekend. (Kyle turned 11 yesterday, Ryan is 13 today, & Kaycie will be 8 on the 5th!!)
    Crazy, I know!

    I like that there are a few unanswered questions about the book. I like the fact that I'm still pondering and wondering about Capt. Jack and his story. A good book should leave you wanting more, right?

    have a wonderful day. I bet your anxious for your son to come home. Are you making some cookies to welcome him home?

    God Bless.

  3. Keli,
    Thanks so much for the kind words about Wyatt. I go pick him up in a couple of hours and am anxious to see him as I've missed him. I doubt he missed me:)
    Hoping you like my story. Things begin heating up after finishing school. Bless you today!

  4. Oh, I love the cookie idea, Lisa:) I do have some chocolate chips on hand so better get going! You all do September in a big way!! Wow - 3 birthdays are amazing! Guess your sweet little "Miss L" wanted a different month:) I love birthdays! Have a blast!