A year has passed since my first novel Guardian Spirit was published. Do I still pinch myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming? Yes. Do I still have trouble calling myself an author? Yes. Do I know more about the publishing industry than I did a year ago? No. Well maybe a little. I do know that it is a hard, competitive business.
This year of traveling to festivals, book clubs, schools and wherever else anyone will listen to me has been a challenging experience. All…Continue
Looking back over the past fifty years so much has changed. Females are living longer. In 1960 a woman’s life expectancy was 72.2 years, now it is 82 years. If I am one of the higher averages I’ve got about thirty more years. What will the coming days offer? A few things I’m sure of, more aches and pains, probably loss of memory, more gray hair and wrinkles. Those may be bad things but I know there will be all kinds of wonderful things too. Watching children, grandchildren and…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on September 20, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
Fourteen years ago I took my second trip to New York City. My daughter Wendy was turning eighteen and planning a trip to Switzerland and she’d never flown. I wanted to be with her for her first flying experience. So off we go into the wild blue yonder. I’ll never forget the look on her face when we took off. Amazing memories were made on that trip.
One that’s especially etched in my mind is standing at the base of The World Trade Center Towers. I remember looking up and…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on September 13, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments
Labor Day 2011 found me home from a weekend at New River. Sitting in front of the computer keying in this weeks blog. Then trying to finish up the final edit of my next novel, The Color of My Heart. Before long I’ll be printing out the completed copy. Then, as with my other novels I’ll let one of my best friends, Kay Martin read it. I’ve also promised another good friend, Shelby O’Toole that she can read it too. My daughter, Wendy might want to read through it again since there have…Continue