I was invited to attend a pair of parties on the first evening of summer.

I met people from places I may or may not have been through a virtual book launch party shared in chat conversations tapped out on a keyboard and sent online.

I walked through my garden gate to a party in real life, a birthday celebration for a 91 year old neighbor and a couple born hours apart on the same day. Acquaintances greeted while mowing the lawn or walking dogs asked about my first romance novel “Reservations” and progress made toward the release of  “Heartland” the second book in the trilogy.

Connections made in very different ways with supporters of storytellers.

What bountiful worlds we authors have to tap into stories to write about.