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My calendar is between April and May. April says, “Enjoy the little things in life.” May says, “Today sounds so much better than Someday.” Both sayings are why I’ve been a little invisible lately.
Mostly, what’s new is that I’m writing. And riding. And writing. In between traveling, that is. I’ve been to two horse shows, a writing conference, and the Public Library Association Annual Conference.
The traveling will only continue, as I go to more horse shows, more writing conferences, the American Library Association Annual Conference, and maybe a vacation here and there.
Hopefully, the writing will continue as well. I’m working like a demon to get the 5th Peri book drafted. After all, you can’t edit a blank page.
In the meantime, I will be doing a couple of events. One is happening May 12th. I’m super-excited for the Wine, Women, and Words festival at Giracci Vineyards. It’s a free event, where you can get yourself a nice glass/bottle of wine (that part will cost you), listen to a dozen fabulous women writers talk about books and writing and life in general, and even possibly purchase a book or two. Proceeds from the book purchases will go to Laura’s House, a local charity focused on ending domestic violence. Go here for more info: http://ocwriters.network/wine-women-and-words-festival/
Check it out!
If you can’t make the festival, but you want to come see me, I’ll be at the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Celebration of the Arts on Sunday, June 5. Another free event, with lots of artists doing lots of things. Here’s the link for where and when: http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Celebration-of-the-Arts-Yorba-Linda-Hurless-Barton-Park-and-Lasorda-Field-House
MAY: I’ll be at a writing retreat over Memorial Day weekend. I’ve been to the Sunriver Resort, near Bend, Oregon, and it is beautiful there. I’m using part of my days to sit in my room and write like a beast, and part of my days in a workshop track to learn about writing screenplays. Why screenplays? Because it’s one more way of looking at storytelling. There is also a memoir-writing track, and a deep-sensory-writing-experience track. If you’re a writer, here’s a great writing vacation. Here’s THAT link: http://writersconference.com/summit/
I’m sure there will be more, but this is what I’ve got at the moment.
I did star in a commercial.
It’s about writers, for writers, advertising the Southern California Writers Conference. We have three conferences, San Diego in February, Irvine in September, and a new, intensive mini-conference in SunRiver, Oregon (I’ve been to this place–it’s fabulous). Let this motivate you to check out the conference–I’ll be there, teaching a workshop or two!
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
Works-in-Progress My newest manuscript, aka The Girl Pirate Fantasy, aka BLOOD DRAGON RISING (official working title), didn’t get a bite from any agent, but they did give me some sparkling feedback, which I am taking to heart. It means massive edits, but I know the work will be stronger. Because that’s what writers do–we toughen our tender but-my-baby hearts, listen to critique, and step up to becoming better writers.
In the meantime, I’ve also started the fifth Peri Minneopa mystery. It’s in its infancy, so patience, please.
What’s BLOOD DRAGON RISING about?
Lisette de Lille dreams of dragons. This is not normal for a young noblewoman. Neither are her dreams for high adventure and true love. Yet some dreams come true, even if they mean being a victim to a political coup, sold to pirates, subjected to a blood curse, guided by goddesses, embroiled in a fight to the death with a lover, or turning into a deadly dragon at night. Blood Dragon Rising is the first installment of The Blood Dragon fantasy series.
Tune in next time to find out more.
ORDER IT NOW!
So go here (http://gaylecarline.com/a-more-deadly-union/) to find out more about the book, and…
Go HERE to buy (this link will take you to your choice of Kindle or Paperback) - https://www.amazon.com/More-Deadly-Union-Minneopa-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01D3MMZ9K
The launch party was a blast! (Photo by Garrett Miller)
Life is good, folks!
That’s all for now, but check back when you can.
BTW, if you want to listen to me ramble aimlessly about writing, I’ve been privileged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:
• Garrett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, RatedGRadio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller/2013/09/13/rated-g-radio
• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yOT9ZY4TnA
The mysteries and humor are all still available and selling as ebooks and paperbacks. Take a tour of my author page on Amazon, pick out your favorite, and start reading immediately. Why wait?
WHERE WILL I BE NEXT?
Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.
In the meantime,
Keep reading, Peeps!