Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Deadlines and Conferences and Signings Oh My!

Next post up is another of my “I was arrogant/naïve until this kicked my ass” posts. Today I have some Housekeeping and Business to take care of!

My blog and other "social networking" has mostly taken a back seat to deadlines and other events. It's not just the books (Tender Graces now, Secret Graces soon-next month, and Sweetie in the fall), but I am always busy with Rose & Thorn--right now we're working on our spring issue to go live April 15 and we hope you'll sign up for the newsletter. And twitter and facebook.
As well, I've been writing for a local arts magazine out of Asheville called Rapid River (more deadlines!) and my first articles will be soon.
Also, I'm hoping to have a short story in the Mossy Creek series that Bellebooks puts out each year. I love this series and to have a story in it would tickle me bright pink.

Angie Ledbetter of Gumbo Writer had the great idea for a contest of promo ideas—having me attempt to do whatever crazy thing, or not so crazy thing, people came up with. Tomorrow is the last day to post ideas in the comments. However, in light of Angie’s mother in her last stages of brain cancer and her good friend also having cancer, of course the contest fizzled. I talked about Angie HERE. Angie barely has time for sleep much less her blog and contests. However, I will still honor the top three most successful ideas that were brought to fruition. This is where the Nekkid Reading came from *smiling* and I had a blast doing that. I still do not have enough writers for the calendar!

The next business is Stuff I’ll Be Doing for the books. I try to keep activities posted to a few sites and if you are a writer with events or whatever, you may be interested in, for example, Authors around the South and Book Tour.

If you are in the area for any of these In Real Life events, I so hope to see you there.
(Also, I've received some emails about Book Clubs. If you have Skype, we can do book clubs via skype. One book club sent me questions from the book club and I answered them, and they discussed them in their next meeting. I do attend book club meetings if they are within a reasonable distance. *smiling*)

Sunday April 4 at 1:00: “The Writer’s Show” radio program. There will be a live stream to listen to the pre-recorded program at the link provided here at the station, WAWL . I know that’s Easter Sunday, so there will be another chance to listen later by the first link.

Saturday April 10 all day: The Jubilee Writer’s Conference in Houma, Louisiana. I’ll be there signing TG books (There probably won't be time for Bent Pages Books to order SG books for this event, however! I'm going to have a couple of give aways of Secret Graces ARC's-advance reader's copies).

Saturday April 17 (time TBA): First Ever Book Signing for Secret Graces at Blue Ridge Books Osondu, Main Street, Waynesville

Monday April 26: Blog Tour at Riding with the Top Down

Friday May 7 at 4:00 PM: LitChat

Saturday June 5 at Blue Ridge Book Fair all day: Book Signing for both Tender Graces and Secret Graces

September 24: SIBA Trade Show at Daytona Beach, Fla

And, a Big Event (laughing): Finish the rewrites for SWEETIE, and write the next Virginia Kate GRACES saga!

Now, what are you up to? Any deadlines you are scrambling to complete something for? Any spring or summer vacation plans?(I need a vacation!) Any events you want to talk about? Or, are you going to be in any of the areas I'll be in and we may could meet? What's going on in your life? Does it feel as crazy as mine does right now?


Travis Erwin said...

Busy busy. Wish I had some ideas but sadly I do not.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so happy for all the wonderful things going on in your life right now. Take care of yourself, and remember to enjoy every minute of it.

Marguerite said...

Your much deserved success is keeping you so busy, sha! So wonderful! Enjoy it, but just remember to stop and smell the roses, along the way!

jeannette said...

Wow -will you survive all these events? You're one busy girl! Hope you'll have a great Easter!

Glynis said...

And breath...:)

I cannot believe you do not have enough folk for a calendar. I will mention it to a few who might be as mad as me n thee, Kathryn. :)

Glynis said...

PS: I put out a call on my blog for Calendar Stars.