Tenative Summer Book Signing Schedule and Events for PESCADERO CREEK

I will be updating the following list of book signings and calendar of events for PESCADERO CREEK throughout the summer. If you live near one of the locations listed, please join me to pick up your signed copy! Or if you already have a copy, I would love to meet you! Please bring your book by and I will be happy to sign it for you. I will also answer any questions you may have about PC.

For those of you that are wondering about Kindle and Nook… I have been so busy promoting PESCADERO CREEK and finishing UNDERCOVER and REMEMBERING, that I have had to put that on hold until June. I apologize, I thought it was going to be an easy process, but it is a little more time consuming than I had anticipated. Once I get the submission ready, it will be available in seventy-two hours. Believe me, I want it available for Nook and Kindle as much as you do! Thank you so much for being patient with me!

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of UNDERCOVER, please stay tuned and catch the updates on the blog. I will be posting more excerpts and info on the second book in the PESCADERO CREEK series soon. I am hoping for a release date early this fall. As soon as my publicist takes over the promotion of PC I will be able to concentrate on finishing UNDERCOVER, which is, by the way, a lot more intricate and complicated than PC was. There are many more characters and many more twists and turns as you will see when you read it. And no one has read it yet! I am keeping this one under wraps, but soon I will be sharing parts of it with you, my FB friends and blog readers.

SCHEDULED BOOK SIGNINGS and EVENTS

MAY 2011

Read all about it!

Grab a Sunday Edition of the Herald-Citizen May 22 for an article about me and Pescadero Creek! http://herald-citizen.com/bookmark/13350748/article-Facebook+ad+leads+woman+to+published+novel?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4dd8e181181a04f4%2C0

JUNE 2011

June 18

Quincy, Illinois

Great Debate Books

535 Main Street #3

10:00 a.m. ― 1:00

Article from Quincy Herald Whig http://www.whig.com/story/news/6-18-book-signing

 June 20

Listen to this!

Radio interview Crossville, TN Radio 8 a.m. 102.5 and Mix 99.3

 June 21

Crossville, Tennessee

Art Circle Library

3 East Street

12:00 p.m. ― 2:00

June 28

Cookeville, Tennessee

Putnam County Library

1:00 pm ― 3:00

 

JULY 2011

July 15

San Francisco, California

Alexander Book Company

50 Second Street

12:30 p.m. ― 2:30

July 16

Pacifica, California

Florey’s Book Company

2120 Palmetto Avenue

2:00 p.m. ― 4:00

 Tentative Fall Opportunities

Local Authors Day, Barnes and Noble, Murpheesboro, Tennessee (Fall 2011, Awaiting date)

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee (October 2011, Awaiting acceptance)

Local Authors Day, Barnes and Noble, Columbia, Missouri (Awaiting Date)

If you would like to suggest a city for me to visit, please let me know! Leave your information in a comment and I will see what I can do! There are many more cities I will be visiting this summer, I am waiting on dates, so keep reading and I will update you on all of the additions.

As always, keep reading and I’ll keep writing….bringing back romance one novel at a time!

Things You Didn’t Know About Pescadero Creek!

  • Hey bet ‘cha didn’t know Pescadero Creek started out as a Vampire Novel did you? I was actually pretty far along with it when I ditched the whole idea and made Morgan, the main character, a regular human being. But you have to admit, if anyone could pull off the whole “vampire thing,” Morgan could. There are parts of the story that I left in that are actually clues about Morgan being a vampire! See if you can catch them! I still have the story in my head and quite a few notes so maybe someday…well…we’ll see.
  • Pescadero Creek is an actual creek that runs for nine miles below San Francisco. It is known for its excellent fishing.
  • Pacifica is a foggy little city just south of San Francisco. And yes, I once lived there for a brief time.
  • If I could have chosen a career-correction- if I would have chosen a career it would have been a Medical Examiner or Forensic Detective. Regret it? Sure, but then I might not be a writer.
  • Robert McAllister, Special FBI Agent was named for Rob Pattinson. Yeah, Edward Cullen.
  • I came up with the “whole freezing the victims thing” after watching my youngest son capture and freeze large bees in our back yard. He would trap these bees in jars and freeze them until they could not move. Then he would tie strings around them. When they thawed out, they tried to fly away but would fly in a circle around his head while the string held them. True story.
  • Dr. Abigail Staci is named for my niece Staci and her daughter Abigail. They were some of the first people I told about the book, even before it was written.
  • Mirror Publishing, who accepted Pescadero Creek only accepts 6% of the manuscripts submitted. I am in that six percentile. That is something I am extremely proud of.
  • Pescadero Creek is the first in a series of three books about Agent McAllister and Dr. Morgan Warren.
  • Funny I should mention that because…..I have recently decided to add a fourth to the series. After reading REMEMBERING, you will understand why I felt a need to write a fourth. It has been tentatively titled THE WARRENS and it is a prequel to the series and also continues with the lives of the main characters. Some of my readers have asked about the Warren’s fortune and how they became so wealthy. Of course it will be twisty and full of surprises! And very, very steamy!
  • Pescadero Creek has a revision. After getting the book and going over it, I found some spelling errors and a couple of grammar no no’s I was guilty of committing throughout the book. Reading it over and over and over and over again just made me memorize it, to be honest, so I hired a professional editor, Bridget Rongner and she literally saved my butt! For those of you who have the first edition, hey, yours may be worth something someday! I apologize for the mistakes, but they did not affect the story in any way. The revision does have a couple of tiny changes, for the better. But anyway….it’s out there!
  • Someone asked about the author’s information on the back cover….well not much about me is there? That’s because it’s not about me. It’s about Rob and Morgan. There will come a time, very soon, when people will want to know more about me…until then…..
  • I wrote PESCADERO CREEK in lesss than three months.
  • If I was in the middle of writing and I needed a name for a character in the book, I would pull up Facebook and look for names. If someone came over to the house when I was trying to come up with a name, yeah, they ended up in the book, too!

For those of you who have read the book, please leave me a comment or feel free to ask any questions you may have about PESCADERO CREEK.