Cambria, California The charming town of Cambria is one of my very favorite places to visit in California, and I got to enjoy it frequently when my sister lived there years ago. Although I was sad when she moved away, I can't argue with her choice of Hawaii as a good replacement (hello winter vacations!). … Continue reading 5 Fun Things To Do In and Around Cambria, California
I'm taking my book tour on the road this weekend with a signing event at Barnes and Noble in San Luis Obispo. This is my first event outside of the Bay Area, and I love that part of California. Even better, I have good friends in the area that I'm excited to visit. I'll be … Continue reading Book Tour on the Road
Treasure Fest on Treasure Island Whether you have a traditional publisher or are an indie author, you need to market your books. Unless you're a celebrity, publishers don't have much, if any, marketing budget. Indie authors need to do everything themselves unless they hire someone to do it for them. Many authors struggle with how … Continue reading Authors, Think Outside the Bookstore
Today I was reminded once again of the many ways I have benefited from becoming a member of a writing club. I was selected as an alternate reader at the Art Embraces Words event at the Lafayette Library. I'm told there is a good chance I'll get to read an excerpt from my book, which … Continue reading Benefits of Writing Club Memberships
I'm excited to venture outside the bookstores and have my first book signing event at a gift shop in downtown Martinez, CA. Details above. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there!
Photo by Ricardo Esquivel from Pexels We are so lucky to have an assortment of independent bookstores in the San Francisco Bay Area. They support so many communities and local authors, including me! My book is now available in the following bookstores: Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA - 925-254-7606 Pegasus Books, three locations: … Continue reading Supporting Our Independent Bookstores
I'm so grateful for the independent bookstores, and all bookstores, since so many of them have been disappearing over recent years. I love the way walking into a bookstore is a feast for my senses. My eyes widen at the kaleidoscope of colors on the covers and spines of the books stacked on tables and … Continue reading Book Signing Event – Railroad Book Depot
My Boots Above Machu Picchu, Peru Merriam-Webster defines wanderlust as a “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering.” This is more commonly known as a strong desire to travel. When I was younger I loved moving to other states. First Colorado, then California, Washington, and back to California. There was something so exciting about starting … Continue reading The Wanderlust Gene
I was a bit anxious. I wasn't sure if anyone would show up, or if I would remember what I was planning to say, or if people would laugh in the right places. My fears turned out to be unfounded, because I had a great turnout for my book launch party at Orinda Books, people … Continue reading Successful Book Launch!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta I thought this photo I took of the balloons flying into the air at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was appropriate for my book launch post. I saw all of the work that was involved with getting the balloons to stand upright on the ground, let alone float into the sky. It's a … Continue reading Book Launch Day!