Waiting for Spring

Spring sunshine, but still plenty of snow and ice as March comes to a close.

Dear patient reader,

The first day of spring came and went and left behind … well, winter. First we had a cold snap, with the thermometer at our house dropping to 15 below zero F. Then the clouds rolled in and we got nearly a foot of new snow. As much as I love winter, I confess that I’m ready to bid it farewell.

But I’m still finding the sunny side. The days are growing longer and longer each day. We have a new floppy-eared, happy puppy bouncing around the house. And in our kitchen is a vase of tulips.

???????????????????????????????Ironically, just as I’m craving spring the most, I’m heading farther north. But I hear there might be some sunshine in Fairbanks this weekend, and I’m very much looking forward to several events. While I’m there, I’ll be doing a school visit. Then, on Friday afternoon, I’m at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a craft talk. Also on Friday, at 7 p.m,  I’ll be at the Wood Center Ballroom for a reading and book signing as a part of the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series.

On Saturday, I’m signing books at Gulliver’s Books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the meantime, I’m spending my days working on the next novel, cuddling with a puppy, and pretending it’s spring.




  • Pam says:

    Eowyn, so good to hear from you and what’s on your hectic schedule. I bet that computer keyboard is getting a workout. Love the pics.

  • Sally Buch says:

    The pictures are wonderful. Thank you!

  • Mrs Penfold says:

    Over here in Melbourne, Australia, we are well into Autumn. The days are getting shorter however, the weather is unusually warm and we are having heat waves. In the low 30s and high 20s. Very unusual for this time of year to have such hot weather with such short days. Today it is 34degrees and it will be dark by 7.30pm and dark in the morning until 7.00am. We had a cool summer with long days and the hot weather escaping the normal summer dates and now it is dragging well into Autumn!

  • Sara McKeown says:

    Dear Eowyn, We are sitting here in Massachusetts at our monthly book group discussing your novel. We absolutely loved the book!!!!We have one burning question we cannot come to agreement on. DId Faina melt at the end of the book, commit suicide, or leave like a wild animal to die on her own??? Please respond, as we have been debating the end f the book for most of an hour!!!

  • angieoakley1 says:

    Hi from Queensland…no snow here but unstinting praise for The Snow Child and its much deserved Pulitzer Finalist Award. Wonderful work.