I had a crazy
start to this sunshine daydream celebration. One of my favorite bands,
Dumpstaphunk, played a free outdoor show recently. 90-degree temp with a bit of
humidity didn’t stop the band from playing a scorching two-hour set and I
danced the whole time. (And I thank them for sharing their talents. If you get
a chance and like to dance, they are New Orleans gift to the rest of us).
Summer lesson one- sometimes water just doesn’t do it and real dehydration is awful (head spins, nausea, dizziness)! I share this as a warning to other sunshine dancers… STAY HYDRATED!
I was down for
the count for a week!
Yet I don’t know
a better feeling than dancing in the sunshine to live music. Actually, any live
music is a gift 😊
Thank you to all the folks who came out to R.J.Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut tonight for their Local Author series titled Beach Reads. It was a treat to share the stage with the fabulous J.R. McCabe and Dana Buckmir!
Much appreciation to R.J. Julia Booksellers for their continued support of local authors.
If you would indulge me a bit, I would like to share a few adventures.
Last Friday I braved traffic and Jersey drivers to attend the Rutger’s Writing Conference. What an inspiriting weekend of motivation and education!
I attended multiple workshops featuring New York Times Bestselling Authors Eloisa James (pictured here with me), USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Luciani, Amy Tan, Sean McCann, and so many others!
I am blessed to have so many aid me on my journey by sharing technique and experience.
After a short breather to review my notes, I headed to my hometown senior center to chat about Maximum Trouble, writing processes, and to listen to the wonderful stories of the folks who joined me. Thank you to those who took the time to share their stories, ask a few questions, or just sat and listened. A special thanks to my high school class president, Tina, for inviting me over. (I am not going to put the number here, yet I will write that our class rules!)
Next stop is R.J. Julia Booksellers in beautiful Madison, CT on June 17th.
Until then, enjoy the sunshine and be kind for one another. Peace.
Wednesday 5 June I will be giving a hometown author talk at the Berlin Senior Center from 1-2pm.
Monday 17 June I share the stage with two lovely ladies, Dana Buckmir and J.R. McCabe, at RJ Julia’s in Madison Connecticut. The event is titled Beach Reads. We start at 7 pm reading from our work followed by a Q&A session. Click here for more details.
Thanks to all the folks who stopped by That Book Store on Saturday and to Karen and her crew for inviting me! It was a pleasure to meet folks in person and talk books. Stay tuned – more summer dates coming soon!
“…the plot was tense and exciting. People died I didn’t expect and things happened that I wasn’t ready for. … the story and writing was strong enough to keep me turning pages. ” Click Here to read more…