Saturday, May 29, 2010

May Dazed and June Too Soon!

What a month! First, thanks from the bottom of my weary heart to everyone who came out to visit with me and buy books at my events across the Midwest and West. It seems like it was only yesterday I was packing my bag for book tour and now I only have four more booksignings left. What a great time I've had laughing and talking with you all. Good memories of meeting long time and new fans and, of course, the great regional food I try to sample while traveling like Jack Stack Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri, Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon (the bacon-maple bar is rock star delicious) and Lolo's Chicken and Waffles in Scottsdale, Arizona (a heavenly combination of foods--order mac and cheese on the side if you're feeling brave). I'm due for a doctor's appointment in June and I'm afraid of what my cholesterol is going to be.

Boo's doing much better. Thanks for the concern and good wishes you've sent. Life is almost back to normal. I'm back to work on my next book which is due in July. Then I'll take a little time off to get my house organized, maybe do some long-delayed chores like painting the master bedroom and going back East to visit my baby sister, Debra, and my friend (and webmaster), Tina. Then I'll start my next book!

A quick announcement to fans in Southern California. I've added a few more signings and they weren't on the snail mail postcard mailing so if you missed one of my appearances, you still have a chance to see me before I go back into hibernation. (All of these signings are also listed in the appearances section of my website)

June 2 (Wed) Vroman's Bookstore, Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA (7:00 pm)

June 5 (Sat) Book 'Em Mysteries, 1118 Mission, South Pasadena, CA (2:00 pm)

June 6 (Sun) Mystery Ink, 7176 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA (1:00 pm) (This is the very first signing for this newly opened bookstore. I used to sign here back in the 90's.)

June 12 (Sat) Patchwork Penguin Quilt Shop, 6245 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA (1:00 pm)

Happy Moonpie Trails, Earlene (I have a box of banana-flavored ones hiding in my pantry to help me finish this book)