Once again, thank you, thank you, Daughter Melissa for the setup and handholding. :) Couldn't have done it without you.
In between touring in the Midwest in early June and my trip to Illinois and Chicago environs last week, I was at home for five days which I used to finish my last revision (so far) to the next Kelly Flynn mystery (out June 2011) so I could send it to my editor by due date of June 11th. Then, off to the Windy City----which wasn't. Chicago was hot and humid, folks. The Midwest in Summer, as I posted last week.
After returning to Colorado late Thursday last week, I drove immediately from airport to the Colorado Springs area and the mountain town of Monument. There, I enjoyed signing books at a great little indie bookstore, Covered Treasures, with an old writer friend, Deb Stover. Deb writes a wide variety of fiction---romance, time travel, ghost stories, romantic suspense, and fantasy. Deb and I go "way back" in this writing business. We first met in Denver at our home base writers group, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Along with a slew of other novelists-in-training, like Diane Mott Davidson, who went on to become a mystery mega-bestseller. After staying over with Deb's family that night, I was back in Ft Collins Friday and off to another signing that evening at our local B&N. Saturday, I was signing again at a Denver B&N.
Now, I've got five days before I have to fly out to the Washington DC area for signings at the American Librarians Assn national convention plus adding on visiting with family and friends and signing stock at local bookstores. This trip I'm staying with my daughter Christine in Fairfax. And I plan to visit my dear childhood friends--two sisters--that I grew up with in Arlington, VA--Nancy & Diane. Old friendships get more and more precious as the years pass.
July 1st I will return to Colorado and plan to STAY PUT for the entire month of July and enjoy Summer in Colorado. Believe me, I'll need some R&R after that hectic travel month.
How has your June been so far? Any plans for July?