After watching and hearing the experience of several writing friends and after two years of blogging, I am finally ready to make the switch from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog (read Carrie Mumford’s excellent explanation of the differences). If all goes well, the new layout and host should be up and running by the end of the week. I won’t be posting for a few days, and if you check the site online, you might see some construction debris. If you are subscribed via an RSS feed, your subscription should stay intact, and the blog address will remain the same. If you subscribe via email, you will need to re-subscribe, but I will send a friendly reminder later with instructions on how to do so.

It also seems appropriate on this day, the 61st anniversary of Oscar Micheaux’s death, to announce that on April 1st (no foolin’) I will begin an annotated serialization, Dickens-style, of my children’s historical novel, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux. Stayed tuned for details next weekend.

Finally, congratulations to Carol, who won a free ebook of Christine Fonseca’s LACRIMOSA !

Let’s all take a moment to welcome spring and to enjoy the winds of change.