Book Signing in Huntersville, NC

There’s nothing quite like seeing old friends and enjoying some time together! That’s what my latest book signing was all about. Thursday evening after work at my publicist ‘s (my sister) apartment in Huntersville, North Carolina I held a book signing where those in attendance were mostly friends from the nuclear power plant where I used to work. I also made some new friends and got to hug some of my “old” ones. It was  truly a bittersweet night as they shared their excitement about PESCADERO CREEK and we reminisced about my days at the plant with them. I was definitely blessed to have worked with such wonderful people and I am very happy that they are supporting me in this new path which I am galloping down.

Some of those in attendance knew that I had been jotting down ideas on “post it” notes while I was working the night shift and had developed a story which would be, at that time, my first vampire novel. But as everyone knows by now, that changed. I was honored that so many came to pick up a signed copy of “PC” and I am anxiously waiting to hear how everyone liked it. Thanks to you all who came, it was great to see you again!

I also made some new friends that evening and was paid one of the highest compliments I could ever receive. I met someone who said that PESCADERO CREEK and my style of writing reminded her of an author she used to read in college. That author was Kathleen Woodiwiss who just happens to be my favorite novelist. Thank you, Gayla for the major compliment. You made my whole evening and it was very nice to meet you. I held that woman in high esteem but unfortunately Kathleen is no longer with us. She passed away from cancer a few years ago. I was very saddened by the news when I read about it but her memory is alive and well in me and I will continue to read her books over and over again. If you love historical romances, she is the queen! She has been one of my biggest inspirations.

The guests were awesome, the food was delicious and the wine was plentiful. I wish all of you could have been there. Thank you Mary McIntosh (PESCADERO CREEK) and Krista Brady for your hospitality and my son Michael Ray (UNDERCOVER) who helped set up and picked up some amazing wine for us to enjoy. For those of you who are just starting out with your books and are having a difficult time setting up book signings, remember you don’t have to always hold them in a book store! Libraries, the homes of friends, restaurants, local book clubs, and even bakeries (!) make great places to have your signings.

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UNDERCOVER, the second in the PESCADERO CREEK SERIES is coming along. I am now 305 pages strong and am working diligently to finish it! Look for a teaser excerpt in my next blog!

HOT! HOT! HOT!

What a hot, hot, hot summer we are having! You know the hottest thing in Tennessee is not the weather, it’s a dip in Pescadero Creek! A sizzling summer read by local author Victoria Williams-Fisher….That’s the slogan for my new ad running in some of the local newspapers this week. We’ll see what kind of attention that grabs!

I know I have been quiet, but for those of you who follow me, you know me well enough by now that if I am being quiet I am either writing or traveling!  That is exactly what has been going on! I am now 284 pages strong into UNDERCOVER. I have talked before about it coming out late this fall and that is what I am striving for, my peeps! Hang in there, it’s coming!

UNDERCOVER is more complex than PESCADERO CREEK with many more characters. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, then don’t be surprised if you show up in the book! That’s where I go to get names, kids!

I recently returned from San Francisco where my publicist and I spent a week at the Fairmont. For those of you familiar with PESCADERO CREEK, you’ll understand why we stayed there. What a magnificent hotel! The television series HOTEL starring James Brolin and Connie Sellecca that ran from 1983-88 was filmed there. The hotel actually has a channel on their televisions on which you can watch episodes. It was too cool!

The first day at the hotel (which sits on the very top of Nob Hill in San Francisco) we ventured out for a walk to Union Square to do some (what else?) shopping. I love the city. I love the noise, the people, the shops, the traffic, and all the many differences I find from where I live. Nashville seemed so small and laid back when we returned! As much as I love Tennessee and Nashville, I have to admit, I truly love San Francisco and being back there was much like going home for me. I’m not a native Californian, but I sure do feel like it when I’m there.

When we finally returned from our very productive day of shopping-we found a three-story Coach store (!!!) – we walked back up Nob Hill and breathlessly entered our hotel. For those of you who have been to San Francisco, you will sympathize with me! Climbing that hill was no easy feat and by the time we returned, well just let me say I now have “buns of steel.” You don’t see a whole lot of overweight people in SF because they walk everywhere and it is extremely hilly. Anyway, when we walked around to the front entrance, I noticed two automobiles sitting side-by-side in the only two spaces available, and guess what kind of cars they were? Well, Rob and Morgan must have been having a rendezvous at the Fairmont because a Maserati was sitting next to a Range Rover. It was like a sign, I couldn’t believe it! What are the odds?

There just isn’t any other place, at least none I’ve been to, that is anything like San Francisco. We met some awesome people out there and you know who you are… Randy, Sara, Aaron, Jean, Bernard, Charlotte, Chris and all of you at the Fairmont who we came in constant contact with and eveyone else who attended my book signings, it was a great pleasure meeting all of you.

I wish I could describe the feeling of the city to you better. I want you to know what it’s like to sit in one of the little restaurants along the streets of the city listening to all the different languages being spoken while eating something you’ve never dared to eat before. Or know what it’s like to wake up and see Alcatraz from your window…to stare into the deep blue bay and get tears in your eyes because you have never seen anything quite as beautiful…to freeze your butt off in July… or to walk through Chinatown on a Sunday morning and into a grocery store where you don’t know what anything is or what it could possibly be used for…or to sit and watch the fog roll in and overtake the city. My wish would be for everyone of you to have the opportunity to visit the incredibe coast of Northern California just once in your lifetime. You will fall in love with it and as for me, I most certainly have left my heart in San Francisco!