Friday, November 30, 2012
Aunt Josephine's Long Ride - PUBLISHED TODAY!!
Aunt Josephine's Long Ride is the ninth story in The Book of Bartholomew. Aunt Josephine travels to a friend's funeral. On the return trip, with an old classmate, Aunt Josephine discovers a friend's secret. The story has a beautiful cover illustration by Martha Iserman. Songs by the Jerry Rau Band and Gabriella Sweet.
A previous blog entry shares that this story came out of my wondering what the conversation would be like if my old college roommate and myself were traveling for 6 - 8 hours in a car. Sometimes it is a bit scary to visit old relationships. In this case, the revisiting was fun. What was scary was writing a story wherein the two characters are stuck inside a car. There isn't much action to show in a six hour car ride. It can become too much dialogue and it can be easy to lose the reader by being far too introspective. I was very relieved when my editor said that she enjoyed reading the story so much that she forgot to stay in editor mode.
I hope you enjoy this one. I know I always say it, but it is one of my favorites.