I have been here and there, doing this and that. So here’s a quick update on what’s been going on in my world.
A huge shout out and thank you to Book Shoppe proprietor extraordinaire, Lady Ann Chamberlain. (She’s also an international bestselling author. Check out her website here🙂 This year’s Arizona Renaissance Faire appearance was another resounding success. Not only did I meet and speak with a huge number of new readers, as well as some fine aspiring authors, but I also received the Prince’s favor (and some lovely flattery). Huzzah! And I would be remiss if I did not thank my incredible assistant, Jen LaBuzz. Jen, I’m so glad your arms did not fall off!
I also saw Rosencrantz and Guildenstern there, nooses and all, which was reason enough to go home and re-watch Tom Stoppard’s fabulous film, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Favorite lines: “We’re more of the love, blood and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can’t give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They’re all blood, you see.”
I just recovered from a knock-down drag-out brutal fight with a flu virus that I believe to be the closest kin to an evil plague I’ve ever encountered. Talk about the walking dead. Ugh!
Now that I am on the mend, I am hard at work, applying the thoughtful, focused feedback I received from my Beta Readers on the current WIP, a YA Urban Fantasy with the working title, Collars and Curses. I believe my readers are going to like this new character and her strange world almost as much as I do. And, in the arena of new books, I am hoping to be able to announce some big news soon. So, stay tuned for that.
As you can see from my “Appearances” page, I am already booked almost through the end of the year. Not as much teaching this year, as I am focused on getting the books into the hands of as many new readers as possible. However, aspiring authors and those interested in writing and publishing should definitely check out this Writer’s Conference, Cirque de Livre, where I will be presenting. It takes place in Downtown Mesa, Arizona on May 27-29, 2016. Early Bird registration is open until March 31st!
Meanwhile, this coming weekend, March 12-13, I will be in the Brick Cave Books Booth #248 at the Tucson Festival of Books. Copies of all my books will be available, including the newest, the sequel to the Healer’s Legacy, The Matriarch’s Devise, which is gathering wonderful reviews. I will be available all weekend to sign books, so look for me there!