October is my busiest month this year. I’m on the road the most I’ve ever been and doing the most events in the shortest bursts of time.
I always try to schedule one event a week, but well, sometimes an opportunity pops up and you have to take it. So I have eight events in October. Three of which are out of state.
So here’s what my month looks like:
|October 9th||In New York, NY: attending New York Comic Con.|
|October 15th from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.||In Waterbury, CT: Conducting a Writing workshop at Chase Collegiate|
|October 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.||In Waterbury, CT, at Chase Collegiate: Book party with games, prizes, refreshments, and book signing.|
|October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.||In Wolcott, CT, at the Farmingbury Woman’s Club Annual Craft Fair at Alcott School: selling signed copies of my novels.|
October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|In Wolcott, CT: teaching a workshop on Storyboarding: Laying out your Story for Girls Inc.
In Boston, MA, at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime Booth: selling and signing books and giving away author goodies.
|October 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.||In Manchester, NH, at the New England Library Association Conference in the Sisters in Crime booth: giving away author goodies and a few copies of my book.|
|October 29th to November 1st||I will be in Nashville, TN: attending the Killer Nashville Mystery Conference and signing books.|
|October 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.||I will be in Nashville, TN, at the Killer Nashville Conference: signing copies of my book, sharing freebies, & giving away cool prizes.|
I’m currently reading The Killing Kind, an amazing thriller by a terrific author I know, Chris Holm. It’s one of those books you want to rush through, but you don’t because the writing is so good, you want to savor it. I alternate between gobbling up chapters and soaking in his brilliant prose and plotting.
It’s got a truly original premise (back cover blurb):
I’m not the only one raving about it– check out the reviews he’s getting from NPR, AP, Kirkus Reviews (starred) and PW (to name a few).
If you only have time to read one book in October–read this book!