I recently returned home from a trip to Branson, Missouri. Talk about Christmas spirit! Most of the shows are at the ends of their season, but nearly every entertainer included a lot of Christmas carols.
Iâ€™d never been to Branson before and enjoyed itâ€”including all the shopping! I still needed a lot of holiday presents and was able to check off a quite a few people from my list of those I still needed to shop for by the time I got home. Of course that ruined my ability to fly back home with only carry-on luggage.
I did see my latest Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery, HOWL DEADLY, on bookstore shelves for the first time in Branson, at a Books-A-Million. Itâ€™s a December release, and that, as always, was a kick!
My writing suffered some on this tripâ€”too busy to get much done. But I did take an afternoon to do nothing but write, and also was able to edit on the plane home. I had a couple of appearances as soon as I returnedâ€”a talk on promotion at the East Valley Authors chapter of RWA at the Azusa Library, and a holiday party at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego. Iâ€™ve other parties I could be going to nowâ€¦ but itâ€™s time to get down to work!
Happy holidays, everyone! And come see me at the OCC meeting next week. I hope to be signing HOWL DEADLY.
Iâ€™d love to hear whatâ€™s keeping you busy during this holiday season…
Linda O. Johnston
Linda O. Johnston is the author of 15 romance novels and several novellas, including a current Nocturne Bites, with 2 more Nocturnes upcoming. She also writes the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. HOWL DEADLY, the newest title in the series has just been released.
Your holiday time sounds awesome. I love your spaniel. Sweet face.
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