This little guy's mom told him to hunker down and pretend he's a fallen log, covered with mushrooms. He didn't stir when I stumbled on him, and he was still there when I came back with my camera. Lovely. Our resident deer herd has lots of forage this year: everything is green green green.
On sale today: the Kindle edition of A Wilder Rose, my biographical/historical novel about Rose Wilder Lane's fascinating life and her role in the writing of the Little House books. Update on the film project: the story outline is on the network's desk and we're waiting for the green light.
Writing desk update: I'm about to finish the first full draft of The General's Women, a World War II historical novel about Kay Summersby (Eisenhower's aide), Mamie, and Ike. I'll spend the summer reworking it, hoping to publish (via my imprint, Persevero Press) in the fall. I'm enjoying the research on Kay, whose later life (not surprisingly) is documented in American newspapers.
Reading note: The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” ― Alan Bennett