Off again to South Carolina

The conference went very well, I’m happy to say. As soon as I have a minute I will put the handout up for anybody who wants one.

However. I’m leaving early tomorrow for South Carolina to speak at an authors’ luncheon in Charleston. I travel all day Wednesday, spend most of Thursday at the event, and travel most of the day Friday. With any luck I’ll get some serious writing done sitting on various planes.

Every time I fly, I seem to come down with some kind of cold. A lot of people have this problem, I know, due mostly to bad air quality in a pressurized cabin. My question: how dopey would it look to come onboard wearing a full haz-mat suit? Or at least a surgical mask? I think somebody should design a line of masks in nice colors and sell them at the airport.

I’m rambling, I realize it. I need to get a lot written today and I’m hesitating before that high dive into cold reality. I would, however, like to give you something to read that interests you. As I don’t have time to come up with anything of real value, please ask questions. Anything is fair game — except asking when book six will be out. That information in available here. Otherwise, have at it. Business related, writing related, my third grade report card, I’m an open book.

7 Replies to “Off again to South Carolina”

  1. Surgical mask, that hand wash stuff in a bottle, a vitamin C and an E daily starting immediately, and continuing for 2-3 days after you return to boost your immune system! Oh, if you go to the restroom, grab a paper towel to use to open the restroom door(s) after you’ve washed your hands.

    Pack some warm layers. It was 80 Saturday afternoon. Now it’s 56 and windy this afternoon in NC.

    Golly gee, I wish Charleston weren’t 6 hours away so that I could have pretended I am an author and hear your talk.

  2. I wish I had remembered this — except that I’m so immersed in my daughter’s wedding plans (6 weeks and counting!) that I probably couldn’t have made it, anyway — even though I’m only 3 hours away. Of course, I’m not an author either but maybe I could have waited outside the door and acted like a crazed fan!!

  3. Just to clarify: it’s not just for authors. The lunch is a fund-raising event where five authors sign books and we’ll each talk for something like fifteen minutes. That’s it. Nothing more than that. If you were closer, and if there weren’t weddings and so forth in your near future, of course you would have been very welcome.

    Three of the other authors write crime/mystery, one is a vet who writes stories about his practice, and then there’s me.

  4. So you said we can ask anything right? I was wondering if you are close to your sister?

  5. Rachel –

    Nope. No contact with any of my sisters for about twenty years now. That’s fodder for a different post.

  6. ..vet stories, it’s not that british vet that wrote all those stories..had a series on BBc even..blankin, anywho probably not(loved those stories). Headin’ ta nascar country, maaan I wish I was in your shoes Vroom! Have fun!

  7. Okay, my question (and I’m guessing money/funding or lack there of, will be part of the answer…) buuuuuut, any chance you’re coming to New Zealand on a book tour or similar anytime soon?

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