Greetings 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 and 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