We just returned from teaching the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We had a wonderful time. The writers were smart and talented, and the country was just beautiful. It was especially good to be able to spend time with Ron Briggs and Justin and Hilary Bailey.  Plus we got to walk the Pea Ridge Battlefield and go through the museum.  It was fun to stand where the characters of Mike’s upcoming novel, THIS SCORCHED EARTH, stood.  History came alive!