Time Change!

There is much to celebrate as I drive back home. I have chosen an artist to do the book cover for “Rhyaden,” my mother is back to normal, “Of War and Men” successfully funded on Kickstarter (now the work really begins for my kids and their small but mighty Colorado game company), and in just over two months I will be greeting my fifth grandchild. Life is good!

I’m well versed in the cycles, and I know that tough times are coming. My sister needs another surgery but she is so anemic they are going to do weekly iron infusions until her lab numbers are better. I’ve never heard of this before, so anyone who has had it done is welcome to chime in with reassurances in its effectiveness.

So what I should say is Life is Life, good and bad, and I choose to celebrate the good stuff, get past the bad, and look for the silver lining with as many smiles as I can muster through it all. I want my grandkids to remember me as the one who got down on the floor to play with them, gave them too many graham crackers, and marveled at their wonderful talents.

I am getting so excited about releasing my novel. This path I am on must be the right one, for it sure feels right. Not that there won’t be glitches and set backs and the tearing of the hair at times. I know. For right now, though, I am cherishing the fact that I have worked hard on this book, it feels good, it’s a book I would have been glad to see my kids bring home from the library, and well, it feels good. Boy am I going to have a lot of folks to thank when the book is out. That in itself is good too, for it means that there are a lot of good folks out there who believe in “Rhyaden.” I like that!

Don’t forget to change your clocks!

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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