List Post: septembre 2015

  • First – we skipped Pizza and a Movie this weekend…Check back next weekend.
  • TODAY: I’m honored to be invited to the Quiet Heroes Luncheon in Atlanta by CURE Childhood Cancer. Let’s conquer cancer one day at a time.
  • My next event: I’ll be a Panelist at Bouchercon 2015 World Mystery Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. My Panel is called “Dark Romance & Dark Smiles” and will take place on Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:00 am. I’ll also be talking about my debut Suspense novel, UNDERWATER, published by Thomas & Mercer on Nov. 25, 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Meet the New Authors Breakfast!

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  • Also coming up this fall: two trips to Florida, and my birthday!

List Post, Numéro Trois (de novembre)

  • Polishing my presentation for my Author Focus panel at Bouchercon 2014 this Saturday, November 15 at 12 noon (Harbor B)
  • Anticipating Release Date of UNDERWATER, just two weeks from now, on November 25, 2014!
  • Downloaded the Bcon app on my phone; je suis prête! (I’m ready! Thanks for suggesting I look, Jim!)
  • One (print) signed book purchased last week: Truth Be Told, the latest from fellow Sister in Crime and Bouchercon 2014 attendee Hank Phillippi Ryan, whom I met here in Atlanta at the MJCCA Book Festival
  • Revision/Plot sharpening: After a decision to trim and sharpen the plot (while paying attention to pacing), WIP now at 24k words…If I write 1,000 words a (work)day between now and the end of December, I’ll meet my goal of 50k by year end (which will be more than halfway done)
  • Caught up with and heard her thoughts on the attributes of good audio books on Saturday evening, over a glass of wine with a good friend
  • Wish I could be in two places at once: This weekend is UNC Homecoming (my husband’s college roommate is rumored to be attending), and this Thursday night is the UNC Relay For Life Gala*
  • Noticed Goodreads Giveaway of UNDERWATER – It began on October 28 and ends on Release Date, November 25! Get on goodreads and register to win one of 20 copies! 
  • Enjoyed a lunch out with mon prof et mes amies du cours : Just after I got a makeover, we met for class in Madame’s atelier and then had a French déjeuner at un restaurant français
  • It was a good football weekend: the Falcons and the Dawgs won! Let’s make that a trend!

* To which I donated print and audio versions of UNDERWATER, pre-release!

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