This blog is getting a complete make-over. I have neglected it for so long and so much has changed since my last entry.
Quick catch up...
- I am a full-time traveler now. I have purchased a small 24' camper and currently am following the Oregon Trail with modern eyes. Retracing the steps and lifestyles of our ancestors as they braved the wild, yet untamed west to find a new life in Oregon or California... This is something I've always wanted to do and finally decided, that if I didn't do it now, I might not ever get the chance... so I'm out here livin the dream.
- If you have followed me for any length of time, you'd know my companion, Meera. My Great Dane- she passed away and I can't bare to even think about getting another dog at this time... maybe never, her loss was so great.
I have a black cat, Oakley who is doing her very best to fill in the gaps.
- I am a podcaster! I create, write and host the podcast Bag of Bones. It's about the dark and creepy or just sometime peculiar history of America. BEHIND the microphone!
I love it! It pretty much has taken the place of this blog and is of course focused on American history, but it's how I have been connecting with the world, as late.
I enjoy the whole podcast arena, that I am on the cusp of releasing the next podcast as well. This one will be more focused on one particular time frame, so I can go deeper into one area. It's called Trails of History and since I'm following the original Oregon Trail... you can probably guess what the first season will be. Lol!
The Bag of Bones Podcast is available wherever you listen to your podcasts, so be sure to subscribe so as not to miss one!
The Bag of Bones Podcast also has it's own fb page, if that's your jam, I'd love to have you like and follow there! (Or if your preference is Instagram... I usually forget this platform, so I apologize in advance!)
- I have also started coaching writers to help them get their first book ready for publish, from first thoughts to finding the best way to publish to marketing... it is very rewarding and time consuming! But again, it's a labor of love and so worth it!
-So, as you can see by all the busy-ness above, I have not been doing my OWN writing for minute... or two. I am sorry. I know most of you here have found me because of my books and I am so thankful for that, and I am doing my best to get back to that as well. The good news is, the requests I've been getting for another historical fiction are probably going to be granted. Being out here on the same ground that the pioneers traveled, my brain can barely keep quiet!
This blog space is going to become more of a journal than a teaching avenue as I share what is happening along my travels. This already has been such an experience. I am humbled to be allowed to follow this dream of mine to re-visit history and bring it to you in a new light so it does not slip away.
If you want photos and regular- immediate- journey update, my History Revisited Facebook page is your best bet for that! I'm there almost every day.
And for more of the "teaching" side of things, if you're wanting to learn more about the Oregon Trail, the people, what their day to day lives looked like, be sure to tune in to the podcast. I'll let you know when it comes out!
I think that brings us up to speed! Thanks for hanging in there with me, or coming back around, and if you're new here... welcome. I'm glad you're here.
More to come.
No really, I promise. :)