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2014 is Superb!
Sorry I’ve been so quiet, and here it is October. What have I been doing?
Well, in honor of my Chinese birth sign, the Year of the Horse, I’ve been doing a few horse-related things. I showed my horse, Snoopy, for the first time at the PCHA Trail Classic (we finished in the top 20 out of 40 horses). I also traveled to Scotland to see the Kelpies, and ride a horse across the Highlands. My dear husband, who endures my horse-craziness, went with me and even escorted me back to the states via Lexington, Kentucky, where we visited the Kentucky Horse Park. HEAVEN!
In book-related news:
I released my latest book, MURDER ON THE HOOF in May, and it’s selling very well. Some might say “briskly” if they wanted to tempt fate and use an adverb. It got a wonderful review from D. Donovan of Midwest Book Reviews. You can read it here — http://gaylecarline.com/murder-on-the-hoof/.
I’ve spoken at a few groups, and taught a few workshops. If you look at the tab on top of this website, you’ll see a new feature: Speaking/Teaching. If you’re interested in having me speak, or teach a workshop, take a look at what I’ve done and where. Feel free to contact any of my references. I love meeting new people!
Where will I be next?
October 11: This weekend is going to be fun — it’s Placentia’s Heritage Day Festival! We honor our hometown the second Saturday of October, beginning with a pancake breakfast, continuing with a parade, and ending with a full day at Tri-City Park.
I will be riding in the parade as one of the Placentia Library District Trustees (I’ll be wearing the sparkly cowgirl tiara-hat), then I’ll be in the park with my own booth, selling my books and meeting folks. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and say hello!
November 6: I’ll make another appearance on Garrett Miller’s RatedGRadio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller). He’s got a different program each night (7 p.m. PST), and all of them are fascinating. Tune in — or if you can’t tune in, catch the replay of the podcast! What will I be talking about? I’m not sure, although I have some ideas.
November 13–16: Bouchercon in Long Beach (http://bouchercon2014.com/)! I’ll be there each day, wandering aimlessly and looking for friends.
If you’re going to be there, find me! I’ll be one of the authors in the Author Focus campaign they’re trying out — individual authors in rooms for you to go and listen to, ask questions of, etc. I have to admit, this didn’t work very well in Colorado Springs, but maybe they’ve got ideas for making it work better in Long Beach. My time is Friday, November 14, at 1:30 pm. I’m scheduled opposite the Cadaver Dog Demonstration, so I fear my audience may consist of me and my imaginary friends. Maybe I’ll get some writing done…
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!