However, I'm still doing some consulting for folks who are either in the residential care business or want to be. For the first mentioned, I do a monthly newsletter, attend their organization's meetings, and answer questions via phone. (I used to teach various subjects to these same people and have become somewhat of an expert on regulations.)
For the folks who want to get into the business, I write program designs. Sometimes that is a fairly easy prospect--at others so complicated I wish I'd charged double my going fee.
The only reason I'm mentioning both, is because it seems this is the time of the year when I'm being asked to do a record amount of these things. What I really need to be doing is working on my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. It should have already been finished and sent to the publisher. Fortunately, she's moved the publishing date a couple of months away from the original one.
And of course, I'm in the throes of promoting my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, River Spirits. On November 1st, I embark on a virtual book tour. Here is the first two week's schedule in case you are interested in following along.
Nothing ever happens without problems, so instead of beginning on Nov. 1, I have two posts on November 2nd.
Nov. 2 http://lindathorne.com/
Nov. 3. http://wordmuseum.com/
Nov. 4 http://Susanvankirk.com
The Setting for the Deputy Tempe Crabtree Series
Nov. 6 http://livevicarrieous.com
A Few Questions and Answers
Nov. 7 History of the Indians I Borrow From
A Day in the Life of Kate Eileen Shannon
Nov. 9. http://mmgornell.wordpress.com/
My Relationship with Tempe Crabtree
Nov. 11 http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/ Where My Inspiration Comes From (after writing so many books}
My Writing Process
Why it’s Okay to Take a Break from Writing
Nov. 15 http://www.marywelk.com/
Nov. 16 http://crimewriters.blogspot.com
Where I Get My Energey
Nov 17 http://jwillsbooks.com/
Nov. 18 http://bookbrowsing.wordpress.com Promotion Tips
Blurb for River Spirits:
While filming a movie on the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, the film crew trespasses on sacred ground, threats are made against the female star, a missing woman is found by the Hairy Man, an actor is murdered and Deputy Tempe Crabtree has no idea who is guilty. Once again, the elusive and legendary Hairy Man plays an important role in this newest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.
Contest: The winner will be the person who comments on the most blog posts during the tour.
He or she can either have a character in my next book named after them, or choose an earlier book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series—either a paper book or e-book.
Oh, and I didn't mention, I have a bunch of kids, grandkids and great grands I like to spend time with too.