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
April 8 www.paguthrie.blogspot.com
Where Do My Characters Come From?
What About the Dialogue?
April 10 http://anastasiapollock.blogspot.com
How I Keep Up With my Characters and What’s Happened
April 12 http://lesleyadiehl.com/
After So Many Books, How Do You Get Fresh Ideas?
April 13 http://www.lindathorne.com/blog/
When to Think About Promotion
April 14 www.samwriteaway.blogspot.com
The Good and Bad of Writing a Series
Ghosts and Why I Write About Them
April 16 http://jlgregerblog.blogspot.com/
Reading Reviews of my Books
April 17 http://drusbookmusing.blogspot.com/
Stacey Milligan’s Dilemma
April 18 http://marjamcgraw.blogspot.com/
The Inspiration for Violent Departures
April 19 http://evelyncullet.com/blog/
Who Do I Write For?
April 20 https://bookbrowsing.wordpress.com/
What Makes the Rocky Bluff Mystery Series Unique?
April 21 http://blog.jamesmjackson.com
Hoping some of you will take the time to visit on one or more of these blogs.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith