I gave a talk in December to the newly formed Bakersfield chapter of Sisters in Crime. Met some wonderful women and sold a lot of books.
We had a fun Christmas Eve with relatives including three great grandkids. There's nothing like seeing little ones open presents.
We don't do anything special New Year's Eve, but New Year's Day we have relatives over for my special Seafood Gumbo and for those who don't like seafood--Chicken Posole. After stuffing ourselves, we played a rollicking game of Estimation. Always fun.
I've been working on a new Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery and putting together a blog tour for my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, A Crushing Death, due out in March. The blog tour will begin in mid-April.
After not being able to attend too many meetings of the San Joaquin chapter of Sisters in Crime, I was able to start the New Year out right by going to their first meeting in January.
I gave a talk to the Tulare Kings Writers group about promotion on Saturday, 16th, and I've made appearances on other people's blogs.
I'm looking forward to a productive year and spending lots of great time with family.
I'll be posting my schedule for the blog tour here and I do hope some of you will follow along. I'll name a character in my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery after the person who comments on the most blogs
See you soon.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith