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What a surprise to open my email and find that I am a 2011 recipient of the Alice B. Lavender Certificate!
This award is given to authors early in their career who, in the committee’s opinion, have an outstanding “maiden” novel…
This is a real boost as I’m working hard to finish Scapegoat, the sequel to Miles To Go.
In other news, I’m going to be attending the Rainbow Book Fair in New York on March 26th.
Yes, I am a bad blogger. But we already knew that. I truly have been swamped — or perhaps just swampy, like George in WAWW — now that I am in thick of writing RV2: This Time It’s Personal. The writing goes well some days, less so others. But that’s the way it is.
On a more positive note, I had a terrific time at the July 4th gathering at Proud Books. Thanks to Jocques and Fay Jacobs for arranging the reading. It was a great turnout. Here are a few photos — the super grainy one is from my new cell phone — I hadn’t fiddled with the settings yet — photo credit for the rest goes to the other writers:
And here’s me and my buddy, Jackie, who was so cool to stop by:
I’ll be doing a reading this weekend in Rehoboth at Proud Bookstore along with Fay Jacobs, writer and publisher of A&M books; Colette Moody, recent Lambda Award winner; KI Thompson, writer of historical fiction; and television producer and novelist Stefani Deoul .
The reading begins at 10am — come on by for a listen and pastry!
149 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2148
Better late than never, I suppose!
Saturday in Orlando was by far the busiest day for me. I had a coffee chat and reading scheduled for the afternoon. Then off to a quick dinner and rushing to get ready for the awards reception. Phew!
I was nervous about the coffee chat since I haven’t had much experience “off-the-cuff”. But knowing I would be flanked by Tracey Richardson and Andi Marquette I knew it would be okay — that they would throw me a life line if I started to go down. We had a nice group in attendance who asked thoughtful questions about our work. A few photos. This one is practically an action shot — my hand is all ablur.
Andi making an aside to Tracey. Sorry about the leg, Trace!
After, I had to run off to my reading — I only have one shot of this and I look kind of funny in it so I will post it. I look sort of like, As the Hilton tilted and began to sink into the marshy Florida ground, she gripped the podium, gritted her teeth and continued with her reading. (Thanks to Margot for this one!):
That’s all for tonight — next up will be the awards reception and even some fun dancing shots!
Well, I don’t have any pictures from day one since apparently my camera is most comfortable staying in a pocket in my bag in the hotel room. So here are a few pictures from day two when the Bella crew headed over to Disney for a bite to eat at the House of Blues.
Oh, but before that, I should say that I had a great time. I saw a lot of old friends and made a lot of new ones. I also learned a lot attending the panels and workshops. And I even danced for about three minutes — though I didn’t go so far as to set my drink down. Baby steps…
One of the best parts of this trip was meeting Carleen’s Mom, Nancy. She’s a great lady and gorgeous to boot. And now I know how Carleen turned out so well. Here are the three of us en route to the restaurant:
And here are Vera, Mercedes and Margot:
And here are a couple of cool images we saw along the way:
And, yes, this is Planet Hollywood:
And this is a man who does not look happy to be stuck in Disney though my suspicion is that it is the man himself. Regretful? Maybe:
That’s all for now. More, hopefully, tomorrow!