Wednesday, September 28, 2011

At The Starting Line

I’m about to start a race. Well, sort of a race. THE MORE THE TERRIER, the second Pet Rescue Mystery from Berkley Prime Crime, is officially available beginning next week.

And guess what. I was delighted to learn that THE MORE THE TERRIER is a Mystery Guild selection!

In addition, I’ve got two more stories to be published in the next two months, both Nocturne Bites--e-novellas that are part of the Harlequin Nocturne paranormal romance line. My October Bites is HAWK’S CHALLENGE, and the November one is COUGAR’S CONQUEST. Both are part of my Alpha Force miniseries about a covert military unit of shapeshifters.

I’ve always done promotion for my books, but I seem to be doing a lot more these days. I’m starting my guest blogs later this week, with many more to come. My first signing of THE MORE THE TERRIER will be this Sunday at the West Hollywood Book Fair--again, with many more to come.

I’ve talked about some of this before, of course. But at the moment it’s hard to think about much else--except for working on the manuscript I’m under deadline for, and another proposal I’m writing.

I keep copious notes and multiple calendars about what I’ve planned--and still miss things. Fortunately, I received a reminder about a blog I promised to do next week that I’d failed to put on my calendar. I felt terrible!!! Still do. By way of explanation, I was traveling at the time I received the invitation, but I should have sent myself an e-mail or otherwise ensured that I reminded myself, too. But the reminder was timely and welcome, and I’ll send my blog post soon.

In any event, I have around a dozen guest blogs to write in addition to my usual weekly posts here and monthly at A Slice of Orange, the blog of the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Plus, I’ve been guest blogging now and then at Writers in the Storm.

My appearances? So far, they total about a dozen, too. A lot are signings of THE MORE THE TERRIER. Some are more general library or other events to promote mysteries and/or romances. And I always talk up both genres in which I write.

I started this by saying I’m running a race. It’s one I’m already running, and it’s one that’ll never stop. But it’s about to become more intense for a while!

What’s going to keep you busy in the next month or so? Will it be fun?


Monica Ferris said...

I'm going to get busy today and tomorrow preparing a goose dinner for ten people. Tomorrow is Michaelmas, and if you eat goose at Michaelmas you won't want for money for a year. We've been doing it for many years and so far it seems to work. It doesn't make you rich, it just prevents fiscal emergencies. The problem is, a goose is very expensive, so if you're trying to prevent excessive expenditures, this is not the way to go.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Sounds enjoyable, Monica--and what potential!!

Janie Emaus said...

Lots of family stuff as the holidays get closer. Finishing my current manuscript and hopefully the one that's been waiting for my return for way too long.

Linda O. Johnston said...

That all sounds like fun, Janie!

JanG said...

Your current pet rescue book was on the shelf at Barnes and Noble as I passed through -- with no $$$ or credit cards, alas, but with my eye on the book. I enjoy anything with animals (both literary and live) and good humans, so your books do find their way home with me eventually.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Great, JanG. Hope you enjoy it whenever it makes its way to your home!