2023 Highlights -- by Jane Kelley
The theme of 2023 should be NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.
In March, I took a train trip with my daughter Sofia. One of our stops was the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, the mile deep gash in the Earth was filled with fog. It was beautiful in its own way, if only we could forget what we had hoped to see.
We continued on to Los Angeles. At the Getty Museum, I came face to face with My Nemesis. She didn't look malicious. Her smile was serene as she spun my wheel of fate. What was she really thinking???
In June, we let the spirit of our dear friend Alice soar as we celebrated her life with her family and friends.
In August, we got kayaks and discovered a different view of Lake Michigan.
Have you noticed that none of these highlights are about writing? I certainly did. So with determination and daring, I changed course.
In November, our team was invited to develop that musical at the 2024 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut. No photo for that either. You'll have to imagine the butterflies swirling inside my head.
Oh. There is one last highlight. In December, started another MG novel.
to be continued . . . .
Jane Kelley -- is the author of many middle grade novels and the book for the musical GRACE AND THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT.