March/April 2018 Issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine is out!
I just received the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine! All of the winners of the 25th Annual Book Awards are named in this issue, including Brought to Our Senses in the Mainstream/Literary Fiction category! Take a look here (click on image to enlarge for reading) or on the Writer’s Digest website. Help support these fine authors by buying some of these award-winning titles in the categories you read and enjoy. I’m going to add quite a few of these books to my own reading list! Continue reading →
This is the third literary award for Brought to Our Senses! (But who’s counting, right?) I’m always fascinated by the numbers, so here’s the scoop. Over 2,400 books were judged in this year’s Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, and that’s a lot of books! Only 44 titles were selected from this huge pool, which means less than 2% of the books stayed afloat. With fierce competition and those slim odds, I would like to thank Writer’s Digest and the judges for finding my novel worthy of praise. Yes, it feels great … like happy dance fantastic!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 pm
Prairie Skies Public Library, 555 Buckeye Road, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
Join me at Prairie Skies Public Library in Pleasant Plains, Illinois on Tuesday, January 16th at 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public. I’ll discuss my inspiration for writing Brought To Our Senses and share a reading from the novel. Got questions for me? I’ll do my best to answer them, and I’ll sign books for those who are interested. Thanks to Director Kathy Roegge for the invitation and for coordinating this event. I look forward to seeing enthusiastic readers there!
On the last day of 2017, I pause to reflect on my 2017 reading challenge goal. I’m thrilled to report I’ve exceeded my objective by 25% this year! I joined my local library’s contemporary fiction book club last summer, and this reading group has positively influenced my reading habits. Not only that, but I’ve been exposed to some terrific books and alternative genres that I would not have discovered or tackled on my own. Continue reading →
Family Conflict and Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program topic for November
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Noon to 1 pm
Where: Listen live on your phone from anywhere or online afterwards
I’m honored to be participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Educational Programs by Phone in November during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This month’s program will focus on family conflict and Alzheimer’s disease and takes place on November 14, 2017 from noon to 1 pm.
Local author to be recognized for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Thanks to Dan Naumovich and the State Journal-Register for the fantastic November 2, 2017 article on my writing journey and book publication. You can read it at the link provided or click on the image below to read it right here.
Springfield’s Own Magazine interview with author Kathleen H. Wheeler
Thanks to Springfield’s Own Magazine for the fantastic interview just published in their September/October 2017 medical issue! A special thanks to creative director Will Norris for his interest in my novel, writer Whitney Barnes for digging into the details, and photographer Immanuel Ahiable for taking some great shots. Following is a link to the article for those of you who are interested. If you have any questions after reading, fire away here in the comments! Continue reading →