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So, Gayle, how’s it going?”

Crazy-busy-chasing-my-own-tail/tale fine, thank you. But let me give you some updates.


The 4th Peri Book:

I finally fin­ished the rough draft and am now in the edit­ing phase. I like the edit­ing phase, because I have the build­ing blocks that I can scoot around, grow big­ger, carve smaller, etc. Although all my books con­tain ele­ments that take me by sur­prise, this one had the biggest sur­prise of all.

If the edit­ing goes to plan, I should have this book out by Spring 2016. I can’t wait!

There are still books to be released in 2015:

In honor of my 10th anniver­sary writ­ing my col­umn, I’m releas­ing three (yes, THREE, count ‘em, THREE) books of my columns. I fig­ured, I haven’t released a book of columns in 6 years, so I had a lit­tle catch­ing up to do. They will all debut at my booth at the Pla­cen­tia Her­itage Day Fes­ti­val on Octo­ber 10th, to honor and cel­e­brate my P-Town readers.

Want to see the cov­ers and learn more? Go to my “What’s New?” page!

Before I do that, there is some­thing I need to do:

As pres­i­dent of the Orange County chap­ter of Sis­ters in Crime, I must adver­tise our event, Ladies of Intrigue. It is a day­long extrav­a­ganza of women mys­tery authors, punc­tu­ated by cof­fee in the morn­ing and lunch in the after­noon. Why come to Ladies of Intrigue? 1. To find new mys­ter­ies for your shelf; 2. To get to know new authors; 3. To meet authors you’ve always admired; 4. To find speak­ers for your library/book club/ladies lun­cheon; 5. To have a fun day!

Here is our flyer:



Here is the link to the reg­is­tra­tion form: http://​www​.ocsis​tersin​crime​.org/​L​O​I​r​e​g​i​s​t​r​a​t​i​o​n​2​0​1​5​.​pdf

Please-oh-please, come spend the day with me! I’ll miss you too much if you don’t!


Where will I be next?

June 25–29: My role as a Pla­cen­tia Library Dis­trict Trustee is tak­ing me to San Fran­cisco, to the Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion Con­ven­tion. I plan to take in a lot of pre­sen­ta­tions, dig through the ven­dors look­ing for cool stuff, and come back with a head full of knowl­edge and ideas. How­ever, I’m also going to sign and give away books at the Sis­ters in Crime booth on Sun­day from 4 to 5 p.m. If you’re at the con­ven­tion, look me up!

Sept. 25–27: I’ll be teach­ing at the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Writ­ers Con­fer­ence in Irvine. If you want to improve your writ­ing or inves­ti­gat­ing pub­lish­ing options or meet with agents, this is the place to be. Here’s the scoop — http://​writ​er​scon​fer​ence​.com/​la/

Octo­ber 3: I’ll be your emcee for the day at the 2nd annual Ladies of Intrigue event. Three pan­els, two guest speak­ers, all fab­u­lous women authors with some­thing inter­est­ing to say. For more infor­ma­tion, go here - http://​www​.ocsis​tersin​crime​.org/​i​n​d​e​x​.​htm

Octo­ber 10: Placentia’s Her­itage Day will be here! I’ll be in my booth, just as soon as I’ve put on my tiara and waved to every­one while I ride in the parade. It starts around 9 a.m. and is ever-so-much fun! I can’t wait!


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​.blogtalkra​dio​.com/​g​a​r​r​e​t​t​m​i​l​l​e​r​/​2​0​1​3​/​0​9​/​1​3​/​r​a​t​e​d​-​g​-​r​a​dio

• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​9​y​O​T​9​Z​Y​4​TnA

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.

Danc­ing Corgi Press

In the meantime,

Keep read­ing, Peeps!




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