Long Time No Talk with Eileen Clemens Granfors

LongTimeGreetings humans, half-breeds, and everything in between. Today I’m sharing a very special update from one of my dearest author friends, a trend I hope to develop more. It’s been a while since I’ve interviewed/hosted this special author or reviewed something of hers, but that’s just me being disorganized and frazzled as usual. Eileen Clemens Granfors is a writer of strong female characters and an all-around sweet person.

So here’s an update on what she’s been doing.

Toi: So Eileen, I heard you moved to the Midwest. What’s that all about?

Eileen: We’ve been in our Missouri house for a year! We can’t believe our retirement dreams are being realized. At the same time, I need a frequent fix of California friends and family. And I’ve gotten back to sewing and doing embroidery, which I love.

Toi: I need to get back into sewing; just need to find the time.

How’s your blog going? Anything interesting or standout posts go up recently?

Eileen: I review new books, many from self-pub, authors. I am trying to up my non-fiction reading and have a good start with WILD SEA and SURFING THE BORDER, two works by Serge Dedina. He is now the mayor of Imperial Beach, CA (my hometown) and makes sense of the way to free the ocean of pollution along the Mexico-California border and the Tijuana River mouth where the waves are fierce, but the pollution is dangerous after rains. A second new feature is a list of each featured author’s ten most inspirational books. That way I can add to my own TBR!

Toi: I love that feature idea. I really should find a way to organize my TBR list.

How’s the third Marisol book coming?

Eileen: At last I am back to finishing SO YOU, SOLIMAR, the 3rd book in the Marisol trilogy. I have started and stopped this book for three years, trying to get the voice right. My cataract surgery in November and December slowed me down, but surgery was successful, and I’m glad I had it done. Now back to the book!

Toi: So, you have any cool or grand plans for the year to come?

Eileen: I am trying this year, not New Year’s Resolutions, but just a more common sense approach to fitness. My husband bought me an adult trike for Christmas that I love. We’ll be in California and are hoping to get up the East Coast for a fall cruise in 2016. Mostly, I want to see SOLIMAR published, which means nose to the grindstone!

Also, there’s a special gmail for review requests on my blog, Word Joy; the guidelines of what I do ziggybedand do not read are there.

We are also working like crazy on Dog Obedience 101 for our third dog, a Labrador –Schnauzer mix. He was dropped at the shelter with his sisters in a box on a cold December night. They named him Christmas Future. We brought him home and named him Ziggy. He’s a wild man, but he makes us laugh so much.


Well, wasn’t that a nice little update. Now don’t you want to take some time to visit her blog and check out some of her books? You’ll be glad you did. Plus, you can head over to Word Joy right now to see an update from me.

If you like this update of my dear friend Eileen and are wondering about some of my other past guests, don’t worry; their updates are in the works. So, humans, half-breeds, and everything in between, that’s all I have for today.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

2 thoughts on “Long Time No Talk with Eileen Clemens Granfors”

  1. I used to struggle with ordering my TBR lists until I learned to read faster. Then somebody suggested \I simply put the books on a shelf from left to right in the order in which I obtained them, and read my way though them in that order. Since e-books came on the scene, I add a sheet of paper with the book’s title on it to the shelf and it takes its turn. Since I get through about three or four books each week, most don’t have to wait too many weeks to get read and the erratic order means I have constant variety and don’t get stuck in a rut.

    I love Eileen’s dog! He’s a great looking character and an interesting mix of breeds. I’m so glad she was around at Christmas and needing canine company. Training a dog well can be so rewarding, and she’ll have a friend for life!

    I’m now going to hunt out Eileen’s books and add them to my TBR list. I hope the third volume coes to fruition soon.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Ian. I’m glad you enjoyed this little update. She does have quite the cute pooch.

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