Annie Shares News Volume 2 Issue 7 July 2023
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New Projects and New Beginnings
June and July are busy months for me and my family. We take on projects and enjoy long weekends driving to regional fairs, events and picnics. I’ve been an active member of the American Council of the Blind for over twenty years. Our National conference and convention is in July. Since the pandemic, ACB has incorporated it’s virtual and in-person attendance, accommodating a hybrid program and schedule. Now that I am invested in and serving as the Friends In Art affiliate President, my time and passion for the arts and FIA keeps me busy in late June with the virtual program as well as attending some of the hybrid events. I wanted to attend the in-person portion of the conference taking place in Schaumburg, Illinois but circumstances have kept me from doing so. Positive circumstances, like house hunting and finishing my second novel. 😊
July is Read an eBook month.
All my Books are On Sale DURING JULY
Now is your best chance to find my entire eBook collection for a promotional price at @Smashwords as part of their Annual Summer/Winter Sale! Find my books and many more at https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos all months! #SWSale2023 #Smashwords
I support learning something new each year post-retirement. Last year it was Zoom and all its bells and whistles. In 2021 it was learning how a two-channel USB connector and studio microphone and headphones worked with my pc and crafting a portable noise damper. Yes, folks, I used a twin sized sheet, 12 x 12 foam tiles and plenty of safety pins to make a tent. And, no, I am not taking pictures. It is too embarrassing. It works when needed, that is all I will tell you .
This year I am learning how to use a digital audio workstation, or DAW, called Gold wave. I am working on recording my next poetry collection myself. 😉
The novel? Imperfections is in final rewrite mode. It comes in under 300 pages and is a romance. But it is more than a romance; it is a great story about love, hope and healing. It’s not too late to be a beta reader. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read an advanced copy and provide answers to six targeted questions. Once you return your answers, I will compensate you with a copy of the book.
My guide dog, Bailey, has recovered from his surgery and is healthy. He is still working part-time for me, enjoying road trips and attending presentations. I am blessed with the gift of independence in the form
of a great dog. Bailey will retire soon but indicates he still wants to work, so we will continue, being mindful of his condition.
I was featured in an article discussing the digital divide for people with disabilities. Go here to read it.
The energy I’ve absorbed from the recent summer solstice fills me with exciting plans. Relocating to another State is happening soon as well as decluttering our current home in advance of the move.
May warm breezes and pleasant experiences be with you.
Until next time,
Annie and Bailey
Bailey licking Ann’s face