Short and Sweet
There is a new review of Nasty Leftovers online. Laura, a high school student, posted up a review today. She also reviewed Sudden Mission last week. She is in the age range of the books’ target markets, so these are important reviews. See what she has to say. I am so glad she liked both books.
I’m busy getting some other events and activities going. Check the Events page to see the new entries. I will also try to set up something in the Seattle area soon. An event coming in a couple of weeks is a visit to a middle school in Southern Idaho. It’s a career day and I’ll talk about writing and publishing. What is special is that two of my grand-nephews attend this school.
Another event is part of “teen week” at Barnes & Noble in Spokane Valley. This is a promotional event that takes place just as schools close for the summer. The bookstore sets up events for teens to get them involved in reading for the summer. Since it is Barnes & Noble, I’ll be on a panel or two with some local and some “a-list” young adult writers. This should be interesting.
I also need to knuckle down and get some writing done. Life, travel, grandchildren all conspire to keep me away from the keyboard. I’m working on it, though.
My Nasty Leftovers books arrived. This is such a strange moment. It is filled with excitement and wonder. It is also tempered with some concern about whether these will sell or not. Did I just buy a bunch of books that will sit in a corner?
I now have a sufficient number for the events planned over the next couple of months. Check the Events page for details on what’s coming and what’s planned. I ordered more Sudden Mission copies, as well.
The book event at the Barnes & Noble in Twin Falls will have books already in stock, so that shouldn’t be a problem for those who want to purchase copies there. Of course, I’ll sign books you already have if you wish. If B&N won’t let you bring them in (some places are picky) we can sign them later at the hotel or something.
I will have both Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers available at the First Friday event, April 1, at Indaba Coffee on Broadway in Spokane. This is planned for 5 to 8 pm, but I won’t be reading all that time. I’m working on adding some musical entertainment and this should be a fun event.
Nasty Leftovers also has a new review. Fear Street Zombie posted her review up the other day. I really appreciate this, since she lives in an area hit by massive flooding and rain. She was out of the loop for about a week. So, I really appreciate her efforts.
If you can attend any of the events listed on the Events page, I appreciate it. I look forward to meeting and talking to readers and friends. Bring questions! This is actually one of the best parts of being an author.
Look for two new events on the events page. One is a reading and signing event at Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane. The other is a reading and signing event at the Barnes & Noble in Twin Falls, Idaho, Apri. 16. I’m working on an event in Boise, and hope to make some connections in Oregon in the Eugene area, and Bend and Madras.
I’m also submitting to participate in the Montana Book Festival in Missoula, Montana, September 21-24.
This year is going to be busy. I expanded the Events page a bit to reflect events and plans coming up. I’ll be plugging in things as they come together, so keep checking back. If you can help set up an event in your area, let me know. If it is in a reasonable travel distance from Spokane, we might be able to work it in. Use the Contact form and I’ll get right on it.
As for Nasty Leftovers, we’re still looking at the March 15 launch date. Proofreading and formatting is done. It seems that we are within reason on the work that still needs to be done. I hope we have a cover this week and the rest of the process should go quickly.
Thanks for all the support from family, friends, and fans.