I havenâ€™t been able to attend a meeting for a while, and still wonâ€™t get there till May at the earliest. Sigh.
Well, in January I had another commitment, and in February I couldnâ€™t get there because I was in the middle of frantically trying to meet a deadline. Plus, I was–and am still–dealing with a lot of time-consuming promotion for my new Pet Rescue Mystery series that debuted on March 1 with BEAGLEMANIA.
I won’t be there this month, either, because of a signing I’ve got lined up. In fact, I have a lot of signings scheduled. I had two last week, one at the grand reopening of the Flintridge Bookstore, and a launch party for BEAGLEMANIA at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach. My signing on March 12, the date of the next OCC meeting, is at Mysteries to Die For in Thousand Oaks. Coming up are signings on March 19 at Vromanâ€™s in Pasadena, and at Bookstar in Studio City on March 26. (My name is already in lights there! Bookstar is a former theater and keeps its marquee going to publicize events.) ï»¿
BEAGLEMANIA, March 2011 Berkley Prime Crime
And in April there’s no meeting because of RT. My fingers are crossed that I can get to the May meeting.
This is the longest time Iâ€™ve gone without attending a meeting since I joined the chapter around fifteen years ago. I feel bad about it. I miss it, and getting together with the wonderful members.
How about you? Do you attend OCC meetings regularly? Do you miss the chapter when you donâ€™t get there?
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I hear you, Linda! I haven't been there in about 18 months, since I moved to Sydney. I can't wait to get back again! Small chance I could make the June meeting, otherwise I'll see whoever I can at RWA in NYC! Woo-hooo!!!
Congrats on the new book and all the craziness that comes with success!! GREAT cover!!
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