Well, hello! I just wanted to let you all know I am still kicking! And writing!! The picture above is a shot of my Swap & Shop book signing (May 2012) at the Community Complex in Crossville. As you can see in the photo, I was surrounded by a whole lot of other vendors, but I am pretty sure I can say I was the only author there! It was a great way to introduce myself to the part of the community who had not heard of me and to connect with some of my readers who were surprised to see me there! It was a very humbling experience to have people come up to my table and express their love for my books and the characters I write about. I appreciate each and every one of you.
If you will, please notice the “beach bags” in the picture! They are the first item I came up with to promote the PC Series. A great big thank you goes out to Teresa Stevens at Promotions Plus in Crossville for all of her help in ordering these bags and getting them to me in time for my first summer signing. The bags are free with purchase at all of my signings this summer, at least until I run out! By the way, for those of you in Missouri and Illinois, I left some at Great Debate Books in Quincy-so if you missed my signing, you can pick one up there with a purchase of one or both of my books. Great Debate carries signed copies of both PESCADERO CREEK and UNDERCOVER. Stop by and see Matt or Char and tell them I sent you! The bags are available in McAllister Blue, Morgan’s Eyes, and Red Geranium and printed on the front is my caption, “Did you just call me ‘baby’?” You got to love it!
Now to answer the question on everyone’s mind! When will REMEMBERING be released??????? My answer is soon, extremely soon!! I know I promised a spring release, but unfortunately after a few stumbling blocks, my release was delayed and delayed and delayed! I was hoping for a Mother’s Day Release, but it did not happen, Sometimes things just don’t go the way we plan and there is not a whole lot we can do about it. Thanks for your patience and understanding. I know you will agree with me that it was worth the wait when you read it. For you guys out there who like to read my novels, please don’t let the cover of REMEMBERING misslead you! No one is eaten by sharks or shot between the eyes in this one, but I am sure you will appreciate what I put the McAllisters through in the third installment in The Pescadero Creek Series! Don’t worry though, because in THE WARRENS Rob McAllister will be back in action when he goes to Chicago to catch a serial killer!
It is my goal to keep up with my blog and keep you all informed about my travels and signings and releases, but sometimes, I get “blogged down” (pun intended) with real life and since I have had to return to work full time to pay for all of these travels and promotions, sometimes there just isn’t a whole lot of time to blog. I kid you not, promoting books is expensive! But it has become a habit for me and I can’t and won’t stop! I invite you to check out my Facebook page, Pescadero Creek Series. There you will find all info about my latest releases and book signing dates.
Some tentative places I plan to be this summer are: Crossville, TN at the Shanks Center for the Arts; The Stagecoach Cafe; and the Art Circle Public Library. I will also be in Cookeville at Just for You and Nashville at ? (destination unknown at present time.) I will also be heading to North Carolina and possibly Pacifica, California later in the year. So stay tuned! I’ll be popping up somewhere soon!
I look forward to seeing each one of you at one point before the year is over! Seems like time is fleeting and my years are stacking up on one another! I try to squeeze out as much writing and/or promoting of every day possible – after I work eight hours!
As always, keep reading and I will keep bringing back romance, one novel at a time. My best to all of you. Vickey