Inspiring Mitch…

Today…Bertha…wants to spotlight…our friend…G Mitchell Baker…he’s a very talented writer…in several genres…who…just happens to have moved to our neck of the woods…so…we were able to spend the day with him…

One frequently asked question for authors is…where do you find your inspiration…but…rather than ask him that question…Bertha…decided to just pay attention…and figure it out for herself…and…it didn’t take her very long…

Interestingly…for Mitch…any and everything…seems to provide inspiration and novel lines…his main criteria is that it be original and interesting…and…we all know…that describes…life in the South…to a tee…

So…what did he find to be interesting during our outing…and what can we expect to find…nestled in his upcoming books…

Kudzu…I guess they don’t have a lot of it in…New Mexico…or…Canada…although…we could ship them a ton of it…and it would never be missed…

Tennis Shoe TreeBertha…is still petitioning to have it declared the…Eighth Wonder of the World…or at least…a shrine…

Sipsey Wilderness…could there really be areas that haven’t been inhabited for over a hundred years…

A car horn blaring on a quiet Sunday morning…kinda…sorta…like the tree falling in the forest…but not really…

A train crossing a river bridge…hmmm…that could go almost anywhere…pun intended…

Thankfully…as I mentioned…he writes in several genres…including a critically acclaimed paranormal series…Lethal Believers…contemporary fiction series…Emerson…upcoming releases…Young Adult Science Fiction series…ANNT…and…in Young Adult…Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies…there always seems to be a story rumbling around in his head…and all of this Southern inspiration…will be put to good use…

Be sure to check out his books on Amazon…and…see…if maybe…just maybe…you can guess what his inspiration has been…until now…and…maybe…just maybe…Bertha…will show up on his page…

Well…stranger things have happened…he does write fiction…

Jane

A Mosquito Named David…

Late yesterday afternoon…I thought I’d sit outside…and read…it was that perfect time of day…the temperature had cooled just a bit…and with the porch fan…it was really quite pleasant…the book I was reading was interesting…The Involvement of Emerson…by G. Mitchell Baker…and it had my full attention…

Until…I felt something on my left calf…

Mosquito…

I swatted at it and missed…I asked it nicely to just leave me alone…it didn’t…so…reluctantly…after several mis-swats…and a few leg shakes…I returned…inside…to the contemplation chair to continue my read…

Bertha…had quite a snicker about it…the mosquito was tiny…I don’t even have anything precise enough to measure it…and…I weighed…a hundred…and…well…I weighed a whole lot more than the mosquito…

In fact…we were even more mismatched than…David and Goliath…but…just like…David…the mosquito took me down…

Of course…she said that the situation reminded her of my life…doesn’t everything…because…according to…Bertha…I don’t have to be the most powerful…the richest…the best educated…to succeed…

I just need to be like the mosquito…with a single focus…not easily swatted away…not deterred by the first…or even third attempt…until…I…reach the goal…

Hmmm…I think she’s on to something…

Jane