Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What I am Up to Now

When I write it down it doesn't seem like a lot--but I can assure that the actuality of it does.

I am in the middle of promoting the latest in my Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series, Violent Departures. (This is #11, by the way.)

My first effort was heading over to the coast and putting on a presentation for the Central Coast Sisters in Crime chapter. I talked about Creating and Sustaining a Mystery Series to a full room of what seemed like interested people. (My publisher even came to see and hear me.) They certainly asked a lot of questions, always a good sign. One of the members hosted a lunch at his house afterwards.

Second in-person event was held at the Fig Garden branch of the Fresno Library. This was a panel of mystery wrtiers. 

On April 1, my blog tour began--this is fun and a lot of work. Each day means promoting the new blog, visiting the blog several times during the day and replying to everyone's comment. Because there's a contest with this one, I also must keep track of everyone who comments each day.

On the 16th of April I'm having my official launch for Violent Departures at our local library in Porterville at 6 p.m.--and we'll celebrate with cupcakes. 

And on the 18th of April from 2 to 7, I'll have a booth at the Jackass Mail Run in beautiful downtown Springville. . 

I've been signing up for other events as they come up. 

And in the meantime, I'm writing my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery (no title as yet) whenever I can fit is in.

Here's the upcoming blogs that I'll be appearing on along with the subjects I wrote about:

            Coming Up With New Ideas for an Ongoing Series

Where Do My Characters Come From?

            What About the Dialogue?


            How I Keep Up With my Characters and What’s Happened

            After So Many Books, How Do You Get Fresh Ideas?

            When to Think About Promotion

The Good and Bad of Writing a Series

            Ghosts and Why I Write About Them

            Reading Reviews of my Books

            Stacey Milligan’s Dilemma

            The Inspiration for Violent Departures

            Who Do I Write For?

            What Makes the Rocky Bluff Mystery Series Unique?

Final Interview
Hoping some of you will take the time to visit on one or more of these blogs.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Jean Henry Mead said...

That's quite a schedule, Marilyn. I wish I had your energy. : )

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

I really don't have all that much energy, I just get goind with what I have to do. When I get too tired, I quit.

Morgan Mandel said...

All your work puts me to shame! You are amazing!

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

Oh, Morgan, I just do what I want to do. I'm hoping that my new book will do well, and for that to happen, I do need to put some effort into it.