Saturday, July 11, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I had hoped to be able to include a photo of the cactus I mentioned crocheting last week. It’s not quite done. I found a photograph of a crocheted cactus online, but the directions for making it were sketchy at best. The cactus part is done, complete with blossoms. It’s the pot that the problem. It is trial and error to figure out how to make it and what kind of proportions it should have to balance off the cactus. Maybe in a couple of weeks it’ll be ready to be displayed.

Now I’m doing last minute preparations for my trip to Chicago Saturday. Actually, I’m writing this Friday night, so it’s tomorrow. I have this fantasy of traveling with no luggage since I have clothes, etc there, but it never works out that way. At least the suitcase I bring is small.

I am going to be at the American Library Association convention on Monday. I’ll be signing book from Noon to 2 pm at the Sisters in Crime booth. I remember going to Book Expo America at McCormick Place (which is where the ALA is) and seeing all the authors signing books in various booths. It’s a thrill for me to be on the other side of the table.

I get caught up in deadlines and worry about how my books will do, but when I step back, I realize how I am living my dream. All I ever wanted to be was a writer.

I’m guest blogger at on Monday, so it’s a double big day for me. There’s a contest for a signed copy of By Hook or By Crook.

So, that’s it for this week. Even a little suitcase takes time to pack.


Terri Thayer said...

Have a great time. Wallow in your author role!

Camille Minichino said...

I see that your book is mentioned in the LCC announcement, about books set in LA! Good going.