Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Snow in Central California and the Whirlwind Begins

Okay, I know snow is no big deal to the rest of you, but here in the foothills of the Central Valley to wake up to snow on the ground was pretty exciting. It's gone from the surround hills now, but plenty in the higher country.

The whirlwind I'm referring to is the promotion for Angel Lost the next in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, which I wrote as F. M. Meredith.

The trade paperback form is up on Amazon, not sure when the Kindle version will appear. On Friday, the 100 copies I ordered arrived and I must say they look terrific. I offered 3 copies to the first persons on DorothyL who contacted me and heard from more than three right away.

Beginning this week I'll be on a blog tour. These are the first stops:

Tuesday, March 1
Book reviewed and giveaway at The Book Connection
Wednesday, March 2
Guest blogging at The Hot Author Report
Thursday, March 3
Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, March 4

On Wednesday, hubby and I are heading to Ridgecrest, which means driving through the Tehachapi mountains and taking a turn right before Mojave and heading across the high desert to the town of Ridgecrest that's big claim to fame is the China Lake Naval Air Station. Most of the people who live there are support for the NAS or engineers or Navy personnel and their families and retirees--and of course some folks who just love the desert.

My reason for going is to speak to the Ridgewriters, a branch of California Writers Club. I've been making a pilgrimage to this group for several years--but this time I'm going to take the place of a good friend of mine who was scheduled to speak that same night--Wednesday, March 2 and 7 p.m.--but there was a mix-up of dates, so I'm filling in. My topic is going to be Blogging and Blog Tours. I gave this same talk to Writers of Kern, another branch of the California Writers Club, last weekend.

Except for visiting all the blogs on my tour, the next in-person event isn't until the last Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 which I"m having my official book launch for Angel Lost at Books Off Main, on Oak St. in Porterville. This is a great little used bookstore where I've held my last three book launches.

So--perhaps I might have a bit of time to write, do you think?



Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

On the first stop on the tour there's been quite a discussion going on about Angel Lost.


Morgan Mandel said...

I'm constantly amazed at how busy you are, Marilyn!

Have fun at your speaking engagement.

Morgan Mandel

Cozy in Texas said...

Love the pictures.

Earl Staggs said...

Best wishes for safe travel and a successful tour, Marilyn.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I think I'm too busy though mostly this month it's the blog tour, next month is going to be a challenge.

I'm sure glad I took the photos, Ann, because the snow soon disappeared except on the mountains.

Thanks,Earl. We had a great trip.


Jean Henry Mead said...

Marilyn, when do you find time to write? While you're traveling? :) I look forward to your guest post Feb. 18 at Murderous Musings (http://murderousmusings.blogspot.com/) and to reading Angel Lost.