Sabbatical

 

 

 

There’s been a gap in my blog, and here’s the reason why: I’m giving myself a six-month sabbatical.P1030910

Webster’s Dictionary defines sabbatical as a year or half year of absence for study, rest, or travel.

Ever since January of 2004, when I started writing what was to become The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, I’ve been working full-time. Five books in ten years. Add to that, school visits, book tours, library readings, award ceremonies – and, of course, ordinary day to day living.

Last fall, I found I was resenting the demands of the books. I always said I’d write for kids and teens as long as it was fun and then I’d quit.

I don’t want to quit!!

So…six months off to read, relax, read, replenish, read.

Throw in some travel (to Iceland, Banff, and Port Joli), research for books number six and seven (yes, I have ideas), and cleaning out closets that are life-threatening to open.

I therefore won’t be writing a regular weekly blog for a while – you don’t really want to know I blitzed the cupboard under the kitchen sink, do you?

But when I read something interesting, come back from Iceland, hear another writer read, I’ll be in touch.

 

Enjoy summer!

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