I'm working on my next Tempe Crabtree mystery--Amy Bennett is a character in this one--at least a character is using her name.
I sent my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery off to the publishers--which means planning a new blog tour. Once again I'll use some of my tried and true blogs and I'm reaching out to some new ones.
One of our writing group invited me to the Diwali Festival, the major celebration of Indians from India. The day before I learned I was the special guest and was expected to give a speech. The celebration was spectacular and the food interesting. Wonderful performances by graceful dancers.
Everyone seemed to enjoy my speech.
We had 21 here for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone helped. Delicious food and we played a rip roaring game of Estimation.
I have two more events this year. This Saturday I'll be at the Springville Ranch, (the big white barn where Balch Park Rd. splits off from Highway 190) with copies of many of my books.
The following week, I'm going to be a guest speaker at the new Bakersfield branch of Sisters in Crime. I'm excited because I'm going to meet Mar Preston who has been an Internet friend for many years.
So far, I haven't anything on my calendar for next year, but I do expect that to change right away.
My house is decorated for Christmas--as much as I plan to do. I've addressed Christmas cards and mailed them out.
For fun, I'm meeting my publisher for lunch today. And our writing group is having dinner out with out spouses.
We have some of our family here for Christmas Eve--I'll be serving Honeybaked Ham.
And New Year's Day is when I make seafood gumbo with shrimp and crab legs.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
And if your so inclined, from Dec. 7 - 11, my romance with a touch of the supernatural, Lingering Spirit, is on sale for .99 cents on Kindle.