So it's almost April (with its shoures soote) and I'm looking forward to the active part of the year. All winter I focused on writing, managing to finish Book #3 of the Simon & Elizabeth series and Book #2 of the Dead Detective series. I'm at work on Book #3, but author appearances are starting to emerge. There were two in March, and from there on, the calendar starts to look like a dartboard, with towns and times scribbled all over the place.
The interesting date this month (April 27-29) is in Frankenmuth, Michigan, a new conference called the Green Pen Writers' Conference. Created by Dark Elf Designs/COM Publishing, the conference promises a wide variety of presenters who will speak on writing fiction, non-fiction, marketing, and publishing.The website description says of the 3 day program: "Conference that covers trends in the field of writing, editing, publishing and marketing. Includes sessions, classes, dinner with keynoter." It's on FB and the website is http://greenpenwriters.com
I've been invited to present, and it sounds like it will be both interesting and fun.Living in Michigan is great, except that we're kind of an out-of-the-way state. I'm hoping this conference is something that continues in future years, so that Michigan authors, and people from other places as well, find a place to meet and talk about this frustrating but oh-so-wonderful pastime we call writing.