Welcome to 2012! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday (which I know seems like centuries ago already) and is starting off the new year with a bang. (and apologies to anyone getting a duplicate here, as I’m still finalizing a new email template).
Of course my highlights continue to be time with the family. My little ones are a constant riot, dancing to music, building Lego towers that baffle my mind, tossing all the couch cushions on the floor and generally filling my world with hugs, laughter and smiles (when they’re not running me ragged!).
In the mean time, Liz and I have put our apartment on the market, and we’re doing some house hunting in New Jersey to give us a little more elbow room. So one of these days we’re moving back to the burbs!
As for my adventures in publishing …
* At long last I have Crossline pages back from wordsmithing buddy James Chambers, who went all out to find the brilliance (and clunkers) within the manuscript. I’m going full throttle (ha-ha) on my edits, and hope to have a finished, ready-to-go manuscript some time in the first half of 2012.
* Now that convention season is getting underway, I’ll be making appearances at the following venues this spring:
Lunacon, in Rye, NY, March 17-18, on various panels and schmoozing with the gang
I-Con, in Stonybrook, NY, March 30 – April 1, where I’ll be selling and signing books, and possibly be appearing on a few panels. Details to come.
* For you readers out there, I’ve been picking up an increasing presence on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com) which is really a great site for those of us who still love books (it’s like Facebook, but just for book readers). So if you haven’t already, drop by the site and let’s be friends!
* And last but not least, as Finders Keepers continues to make the rounds, I’m starting to pick up the pace on character arcs and key punch points for the sequel! So once Crossline is done, it’s back to the crazy world of Finders Keepers and those see what those backpacking goofballs will get up to next.
That’s all she wrote for this edition, but I’ll be back soon with new updates, and hope to have some more specifics on the panels I’ll be speaking on at the various conventions. Until then …
All the Best!