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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.ocsistersincrime.org/LOIregistration2015.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://writersconference.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.ocsistersincrime.org/index.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.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!