She Writes, She Reads, She’s Off Again

Can’t chat for long my computer crashed five days ago saved most of it bought a Mac haven’t a clue got a reading next week up in Berkeley with my She Writes Press sisters did the whole {pages} thing on Thursday night remember the cool bookstore in Manhattan Beach it was cool very cool not many people though they all had to be on the freeway took Dawn another SWP author and I two hours to go 58.8 miles made us late for pre-reading dinner at Little Sister that anti-fusion restaurant across the street from {pages} Holy Moly was that the best ever I’m going back shitty traffic and all and I will sit there and eat everything on the menu SWP in LA Meanwhile it’s the first day of summer and you know what that means in Laguna Beach; cars creeping up the canyon past my house while I sit here all smug, well, a little panicky, so much to do, along with cooking up a very bold plan for publicizing my book. )Getting great reviews.)


The pic’s  from {pages} I’m the shrimp in the middle in case you didn’t know

News From The Front

Okay, so next up on my agenda is a reading at “{pages}, a bookstore,” in Manhattan Beach on June 19th at 7 pm. This has to be one cool bookstore, what with the name listed in small letters along with those fancy brackets, right? I’ll be joined by fellow She Writes Press authors, Dawn Blume Hawkes and Jessica Levine, along with our publisher, Brooke Warner.

In case you haven’t noticed I’m workin’ all the angles to get a little love for Loveyoubye: a skywriter endlessly puffing out the name of my book across the heavens; my two little granddaughters trudging around Davis, day after day, lugging sandwich board ads; a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times (where Donald Sterling’s ad used to be). Oh, and announcements on Facebook and Twitter.  Never thought I’d be this “forward,” if you know what I mean.

I’m also about to create an audiobook for Loveyoubye, with me reading. Memoirs need to be read by the author.  Hopefully, my friends will have their sound booth set up in time so I can use that. Meanwhile, I’m reading Loveyoubye out loud to Fergie and Jake, getting a feel for the words, figuring out where to take a breath, where to pause, and where to change the wording so that it flows when I record.  And then while I’m at it, I think I’ll do the same for my Young Adult novel, Monkey’s Wedding, only the first chapter though. If all goes well, I should have the recordings done by the end of July.

Meanwhile, it’s off to the cool bookstore in Manhattan Beach I go, along with dinner beforehand at Little Sister in Manhattan Beach with my fellow authors. Make a plan and join us at the bookstore.