In publishing news ... Actress Sarah Purdum and I are finishing up the audiobook for The Sense of Death and I am targeting to have that available on Audible via Amazon within the next month! Click here to listen to an excerpt on Dropbox.
In blog news ... My planned blog post for June was on the topic "What do you do when two passions in your life vie for your time and energy? Is it possible to do justice to both? Must one eventually win out over the other? For me those two passions are writing and flying. ..." The blog topic was triggered by the sale earlier this month of my 1946 Stinson Voyager and all the drama leading up to that. However, the post got so long that I decided to see if I can get it published as a magazine article--I just sent it off to my alma mater's publication, Dickinson Magazine. If you'd like to see an advance copy of the article, just let me know!
In other news ... I just launched into a personal challenge to raise money for Nowzad which, among other wonderful activities, reunites stray dogs with the US and UK soldiers they befriended in Afghanistan after the soldiers have returned home. Some of these dogs have become fully trained Service Dogs: "These clever canines who were once battling to survive on the harsh streets of Afghanistan are now a much valued and loved lifeline to their veterans suffering from PTSD." Click here for details. Pen Farthing, Nowzad's founder, was named CNN Hero of the Year in 2014. If this is a cause you'd like to support, please click here to contribute! (My personal challenge is to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks--I'm two weeks in and three pounds down!)