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Monday, May 24, 2010

Role Call book cover

Just received a copy of the cover for our new book Role Call: Women's Voices. I love it. Hope everyone else does too.

Joyce Faulkner designed the cover.

The book will be available later this year.

We are very excited!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our New Book, Role Call: Women's Voices

Joyce Faulkner and I are putting the finishing touches on our new book, Role Call: Women's Voices.

What an exciting adventure it's been!

We're profiling more than 50 women who are changing the world with their passion for life, creativity, hard work, intelligence and enthusiasm.

We find we're blessed by getting to know each and every one of them - well, we have several historical figures but most are women we've met through our writing, work and travels.

They truly inspire and energize us!

They come from all walks of life. They cross generations, state lines, race, beliefs and life histories. But they form a common bond of success - measured not in dollars but in strength of character and dedication to what they hold dear.

Watch for it. You'll love reading about these ordinary American women who are living their lives in extraordinary ways. You may know some of them, you may pass them on the street, or see them around town.  You may meet them at work or play.

We know we've only touched the surface - I'm sure you know women whose success is in their ability to live their lives with passion, love and the drive to make a difference.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back in the Heartland

After a weekend with the Arkansas Military Vehicle Preservation Association at their Red Ballin' Through the Ozarks convoy, we're at Linn Valley Lake south of Kansas City.

Saturday we oohed and aahed at the numerous greens of an Arkansas mountain forest when the rainfall stops and wet leaves glisten in the sunlight. Lots of wildflowers and beautiful scenery. If you've never moseyed through Arkansas in the springtime, it's well worth the trip.

Our 100-mile convoy started in Fayetteville, wound through the hills to Lake Ft. Smith State Park and back again - all by scenic byways that can handle a 51-vehicle convoy of old military vehicles. The park is pristine - a beautiful lake surrounded by the mountains, clean and scenic.

We rode in a 1942 jeep restored and owned by Sedric and Phyllis Wirt. Their warmth and charm combined with the beautiful scenery and lots of friendly folks made the very hard seats and tight space all worth it. We had a great time and ended the day with a delicious barbeque dinner and good company.

Sunday we drove to Kansas City, today we head to Branson. Springtime's color enchants me everywhere! I hear from friends in Texas that the sea turtles are nesting on the beach and the dolphins in the bay are birthing their babies. I miss it already.

But in the heartland my family and friends warm my heart.