Celebration of Murder in the Worst Degree Today (May 17)
Though the book has been out for awhile, and I've been promoting it like crazy all over the Internet, today is the formal (well not formal, but you know what I mean) launch.
Why is it so late? The places to do something like this are limited. Our only book store closed. When I decided the Porterville Art Gallery would be a great place, they had their Saturday afternoons all filled until today's date. I jumped on it.
The date has turned out not to be such a great one as the annual Porterville Fair is going on. I'm hoping the readers and writers interested in books and writing have already gone to the fair or aren't interested in it.
From experience, it's best to come up with some kind of presentation if you want people to come to an event like this. I'm going to talk about the Perils, Problems and Joys of Writing a Mystery Series. And I'll answer questions people may have. And yes, I'm serving refreshments and have a couple of door prizes.
The Porterville Art Gallery is at 151 Main Street in Porterville--there is lots of parking in a lot behind the building and a back entrance. I'll be there from 1-3 p.m.
One of my good friends, a writer and a fan, drove over from the coast yesterday so she could attend today. We had dinner together last night and had a great conversation.
So, if you're in the area and are so inclined to come by.
Marilyn aka F.M. Meredith