Kelli, my daughter is getting married NY's Eve outside NYC and I am hoping to hit some bookstores about signings in the summer. I need reviews for my press package. When did you first see reviews for your book? Wondering how much lead time I will have prior to March. Hope a lot! I am sure we will cross paths somewhere in '08.
Hi Kelli - Love that fedora ... Thanks for the invite, I'm very much obliged, ma'am. Casablanca for your fave movie? I think we're on the same wavelength here ... Congratulations on Nox Dormienda and pray tell more ... The timing of your invite couldn't have been more apt: I generally write crime fiction / hardboiled mysteries set in modern Ireland, but last week, driving into town and minding my own business, an idea came to me for a historical mystery set in the first century AD, with which I am well pleased. So I may become something of a vulture picking your brains ...! Cheers, Dec
Kelli, my problem for this year, and early '08, is my book doesn't come out until mid-late March and I am told that I should give it another two weeks to get to the stores! I miss the MWA Fla SleuthFest, Feb. 28th, but there are some other "events" I will be able to attend like the Vero Beach Book Festival in Nov. and a Panhandle event, but I don't recall the time of year. You need to be invited, as a writer, and I have a friend working on that for me. It is a library sponsored event with all Fla writers. I will be doing group signings in Fla. Figuring that a first timer has a better chance of getting people in if they come to see someone else. Am doing that in Glendale, Ca., for sure. Wish I had the time and $ to hit all the cities I want! If anythig changes, I would love to go north to S.F. area. Is Fla in your plans?
Welcome, fellow Five Star author. I'm due in January with a historical romance, but I mostly write mysteries (just need to sell them!) I love the Elizabethan era, but I like all history, being a retired English, history, speech teacher.
Kelli, yeah, three cheers for Five Star. God bless the small indy presses! I expect to have some signings in the LA area in late June, early July, but nothing planned for anything further north than Thousand Oaks. Do you plan any signing in the LA area? Love Key West, but will love it more when I can begin sailing south, about 90 miles, again!
Melbourne is one of my favorite cities--I gave a presentation at a conference at the University of Melbourne a couple of years ago. I loved shopping on Lygon street, and eating at the fabulous Italian restaurants! (And Victoria Bitter remains one of my favorite drinks--but I haven't been able to find it in the US, so I'm going on memory).
It's always a pleasure to meet someone from Australia--I'm definitely looking forward to a return trip!
Hello, Kelli -- I actually watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir a few months ago and did not realize until after I watched Laura more recently that the lead actress was one and the same. I will have to check out Gene's other movies.
Hi Kelli... just saw that a heat wave is hitting most of the Lower 48 with heavy humidity and t-storms, and am looking out at Cook Inlet with its snow-covered peaks and right now absolutely blue, blue, blue sky and brilliant waters of Cook Inlet and not a speck of humidity, just a nice light breeze... when we had a t-shower once in Anchorage a year or two ago, many people were beyond startled, as we rarely ever get them in the Anchorage Bowl. That was the first and only I think! Anyway, I was thinking how this is your first upcoming trip to Alaska and wanted to share the day.