Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Breathing a Sigh of Relief, April is Over

Most know that I just finished a month long blog tour for Murder in the Worst Degree, a most intensive and time consuming task. Was it worth it? Yes, I think so, but I've written about it on my own blog and on the Make Mine Mystery blog. http://makeminemystery.blogspot.com/

While all that was going on, I did a few in-person events.

First was a trip to Morro Bay--one of hubby's and my favorite places to visit. The reason was a gathering of the Central Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime (I belong to this chapter and they are kind enough to invite me to various events) at the Coalesce Book Store and Wedding Chapel. Each author spoke for five minutes and afterwards schmoozed and signed books. Lots of fun. We also shared meals with good friends.

For National Library week, I spoke at our local Porterville library about my Rocky Bluff P.D. series. The library has always been supportive of local authors.

Another event with the CC chapter of Sisters in Crime was held for National Library week at the Santa Maria Library (and another chance to go back to the coast, and this time did a bit of sight seeing along the way.)

Morro Rock through the window of the restaurant where we ate lunch.
Here's the CC SinC group at the Santa Maria Library. We had a panel on plotting a mystery. It was interesting how many different ways we do it.

And another good reason to go Santa Maria is a chance to stay in the Santa Maria Inn.

On the right hand side is the historic part of the Inn where all the movie stars used to stay on their way to Hearst castle. You might run into a ghost or two if you choose to stay there. On the left hand side are the more modern rooms, though that part has been there since the '80s.

Now that all that's done, I'm buckling down to the writing of my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery--I hope.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

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