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Segue: to make a transition without interruption from one activity, topic, scene, or part to another (Merriam Webster online dictionary)

I learned this word only within the last couple of years. From the beginning, I loved it. What other word describes transition with such finesse?

I segue from Deer Lake, Ontario, to Sheldon, Wisconsin.

Deer Lake from the air.

The road beside my house in Sheldon, Wisconsin.

I segue from wiggly brown bodies:

Bible school in Deer Lake.

…to wiggly white ones.

Jaxson and Morgan


From planning teen girl nights:

…to planning book events.

When I was in Deer Lake, I found it impossible to concentrate on anything but the place and people there. Now that I am back home again, I am all about being an author with a book I love to talk about and to share with people. That will be my focus for the next couple of months.

Let me tell you about a few of the book events planned. I have a book signing in Berlin, Ohio, on July 22nd; a special launch day event at my home place and in Ladysmith on the 25th; and a talk in Pittsburgh on July 31st. I will also be hitting up Berne, Indiana; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; and Harrisonburg, Virginia,  in the next couple of weeks.

If you live near any of these places, I would very much love to see you there and make your acquaintance, or renew it.

If you would like me to do a book event in your area or at a place you know about, contact me, and I will make it work if possible.

Hope to hear from you!

Until then, a few more favorite photos of some of my favorite people in Deer Lake:

Love to everybody.

And especially to my friends in Deer Lake: Remember it’s not good-bye; it’s see you later.


  1. it was nice to see you again and we will see you again sometime,, there is no such word for goodbye in our native language,,closest would be “meen-wadg-gawabamin” means I will see you again

  2. I like how your post embraces a bevy of cultures, time zones, and experiences. And “segue” is a nice scaffolding for your thoughts here. Best wishes on your book tour. This is a reminder for me to order your book pronto, Luci!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love that picture of Deer Lake from the air. I haven’t see that place in a while and it still looks familiar. Looks like you live in a lovely place too. That’s awesome to hear about your book travelling and should be an amazing time – keep up the great work friend.

  4. When will you be in Lancaster ? I know my Mom would dearly love to meet you ! Also when in Harrisonburg because I would love to meet you too ! I already posted about you on my blog so thats a few dozen more possible sales !

    1. Thank you! I will be in Lancaster August 1-4, and I’m not sure yet of my plans there. Check back later for an update. I would dearly love to meet your Mom! And I will be doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Harrisonburg on August 5 from 2-4. I hope to see you there!

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