I have been selected for the 2017 Illinois Road Scholar Speaker Bureau and will be travling all over the state doing Native American presentations. Hopefully this will open up venues where I will be able to reach out to new readers for The Mida series. While I am proud of all my other books, this series is my favorite thing to write. The characters have become my friends and I look forward to seeing where they go next and what they will do there.
I also plan to start a book on the effects of desegregation in the 60's. This will include what it was like to grow up "white" for lack of a better term here, and be around when desegregation ended. My husband is of Scottish heritgae and was living in Richmond, VA. when desegregation ended in schools and he was sent by his parents to a predominantly black childen school. We always here about how it was for black people in a white world, so I thought it would be interesting to look at things from a different perspective. He has interesting stories and is a clear voice on what was happening, at least in his school, during that time.
The Mida Book Four will be out by April of this year; the other book will probably be released in 2018.
In the meantime, I will keep on trudging on.