Who you calling a dinosaur? Not me! Maybe yesterday, but not today. Last night I entered my first chat room. Dinosaurs can’t do that. It was at SavvyAuthors and I was leading a discussion about digital publishing. Well, Melinda led the technical side. She very kindly gave me a practice session the other day so I’d know what to do, and guess what all you other grannies? It was easy. Easy-ish.

My grandsons will be so proud. Or at the least, they won’t be quite as embarrassed at my mid-twentieth century origins. So a run-down of my technical prowess: I have a blog and can post and edit and Tweet it all by myself. And write it, of course. And guest blog on other people’s sites. I can program new phone numbers in my cell phone. I do lots of e-mail. Hmm. That doesn’t sound like much. I can program the microwave oven. Guess I’m reaching now. Oh, I can change the ink cartridge in my printer and I can replace the belt in my vacuum cleaner. I’m failing to impress myself. Sigh.

Anyway, if you haven’t crept into a chat room yet, I’m recommending it. It was fun. SavvyAuthors has a transcript of the discussion on their site.

About glcraig

Gretchen Craig’s lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love. Told with sensitivity, the novels realistically portray the raw suffering of people in times of great upheaval. Gretchen was born and raised in Florida. She’s lived in climates and terrain as diverse as the white beaches of the Gulf Coast, the rocky shores of Maine, and the dusty plains of Texas. Her awareness of place imbues every page with the smell of the bayous of Louisiana, the taste of gumbo in New Orleans, or the grit of a desert storm. Rich in compelling characters and historical detail, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of Josie and Cleo, mistress and slave. Amid Cajuns and Creoles, the bonds between these two remarkable women are tested by prejudice, tragedy, and passion for one extraordinary man. Gretchen’s first novel won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Mainstream with Romantic Elements and was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the Historical Novel Society reviews. Ever My Love, winner of the Booksellers Best Award from the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, continues the story of Cleo and Josie’s families, of their struggle for principle, justice, and love in a world where the underpinnings of the plantation culture are crumbling. Crimson Sky, inspired by the pueblos, mountains, and deserts of New Mexico, evokes the lives of people facing neighboring marauders and drought. Now the march of Spanish Conquistadors up the Rio Grande threatens their homeland, their culture, and their entire belief system.
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