Summertime in the Flint Hills of Kansas when the weather feels more like the mountains of Colorado is about as close to Heaven as you can get especially when you include hearing outstanding prose and poetry from Kansas City area authors.
I had the great privilege to read my short story, "Road to Dreamland" published in the Volume 7 issue of Kansas City Voices Magazine at
Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green, Kansas on August 2, 2014 along with authors,
Janet Sunderland, Thomas Fox Averill, Dawn Downey, and Jack Kline. Wow!!! They were fantastic! Please check out their websites for more details about the authors and their works. I believe all have books available on Amazon. It was such an honor to read my short story and an excerpt from my debut novel, Mystery Ink: A Novel Way to Die. It was published by Goldminds Publishing and released January 2014.
Now it is mid-August and the heat and humidity have returned as well as routine with our six-year old daughter returning to school. I look forward to more time to write my next novel. I've been working, believe me, and enjoying every minute I can scrape together. With the memory of the beautiful setting at historic Pioneer Bluffs and the richness of prose I heard, I am inspired to keep on writing and living my dream.
All pictures presented on this post were taken by Dr. Brian Compton at the Pioneer Bluffs reading event sponsored by Whispering Prairie Press, publisher of Kansas City Voices Magazine.