Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In-Person Book Events and Life

Though I didn't set out to do many in-person book related events, I have quite a full schedule for the rest of the year.

The last weekend in July, I participated with three other authors at an afternoon of booksigning and discussion at a book store in another city. (We have no bookstores close by.)

On the first Saturday of August, I''ll be joining other mystery writers at the San Joaquin chapter of Sisters in Crime.

August 9th, I'll be over at the coast at the Nipomo Library's book and craft fair. I've done this event for several years. A fun one because I have so many friends who participate.

September 10th, I'm headed to Southern California to be on a panel with other mystery writers from the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime at the Burbank Library.

October 11th will find me in Oak Tree Press's booth at the Art Fair in Visalia.

We'll be heading north to Manteca for the Great Valley Book Fair on October 18th.

In November, the 7th and 8th, I'll have my books on display and for sale with the Porterville Art Association's Christmas Boutique at the Porterville Gallery.

In the meantime, I've been having fun with my great-grands.

Julius sees the big dinosaurs for the first time.

Great-grandson Julius, just turned 3, loves dinosaurs and has a collection of little ones. His grandparents took him to a dinosaur display of big ones that moved and roared. He wasn't quite sure if he liked them or not. 

Lot of pictures were taken and he told me about each dinosaur and their names. Soon after this, he got a haircut.

We are expecting another great-grand this month. She'll join her sister who is almost 2. That will make the count 14 of the great-grands, with #15 arriving in September.

Having a big family is a blessed distraction. I know not many get the privilege of knowing their great-grands.

And that brings you up-to-date with me.

I did know my great-grandmother, and she lived until I was 12. She seemed very old to me, so I suspect I seem very old to all these youngsters.


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