Thursday, May 20, 2010

Special Eastholme Guest - April Fiet, Author of Seeking Solace - Cascade, Colorado

Once again we had the pleasure of having April & Jeffrey Fiet and their two children Jakob and Malia stay with us at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast. They currently live in Dumont, Iowa and frequently stay with us while visiting family in Colorado. This trip was my first time to meet the new addition to the family, little Malia. The Eisenhower Suite is their favorite room and was just perfect for their family of four.

April presented me with an autographed copy of her new book called "Seeking Solace". I can't wait to read it!

BIOGRAPHY: April Fiet was born in the spring of 1981 in Powell, Wyoming, though she was young enough when her family moved away that her memories of Wyoming are limited. The nature of her father's job required her family to relocate a number of times during her childhood. As a child she longed for stability and expressed these desires through poetry and short-story writing. The first complete story April recalls writing had to do with Harry the tarantula and his untimely demise, which was blamed on the family forgetting to feed him. After graduating high school in Vernal, Utah, April was accepted as a student at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Her studies began as a clarinet performance major, though it did not take long before the rigors of practicing, performing and competing (along with a few physical ailments) forced April to put her clarinet away for many years. After completing graduate studies, April found herself in rural Iowa, and for the first time in her life had no idea how long she might remain where she was. Rather than embrace the stability of life, April felt restless inside. Something new was brewing, and April realized that it was time to write. In January 2008, April signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), though the official NaNoWriMo program would not begin for another ten months. Ideas began to swirl in April's imagination, and those ideas took on their intial shape that year. In March 2010, April's first novel "Seeking Solace" was released. Seeking Solace is the first book in the Older Series and arose from April's deep longings for a place to call home. The second book in the series is in process. No release date has been set.

To purchase a copy of Seeking Solace and learn more about April Fiet:

Eastholme in the Rockies A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 800.672.9901
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