I would love to travel to give talks and conduct
workshops at your clubs, writers' groups and conferences, schools, universities
and libraries! Please contact
me for details and fee information. (Please note: there is no fee for book
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join my Discussion Group on Goodreads to exchange ideas
with other readers of my books!
April 21 - 23, 2017: The
From Harsh Reality, Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake. Please see the
website for details.
May 2 - 7, 2017: I'll be at the
Romantic Times Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency!
I'll be coming in on Wednesday the 3rd, and I am helping host the Western
Historical Ball (2017 Petticoats & Pistols Garden Party) that night from
7:00 to 8:30. We are all dressing in period costumes, and I'm thinking of
dressing like a prostitute. Ha! There are certainly enough of them in my books!
One of the other hostesses for the ball is Elisabeth Burke, both of us members
of Petticoats & Pistols - the primary host for the ball. (More info on that event here.) I'll also be signing books
at the Giant Book Fair on Saturday the 6th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, along with
about 500 other authors. Hope some of you will be there! By the way, I love to
meet personally with my fans, so if you're planning on attending the 2017 RT
Convention (or being in that area at all during the convention) and would like
to get together, please Email
me beforehand to set up a time, or stop by my table at at the BIG BOOK
FAIR. It's huge! About 600 authors will be there. You can read more about the
Convention here, on the
RT Convention website.
SAVE THE DATE:
November 2017: 11:30 am -- Coloma Lioness Fashion
Show! $15 ticket includes catered salad lunch and desserts. Fashion Show starts
at 1:00 and features clothing from various stores in the area, all modeled by
"real" women - tons of door prizes! Last year, I did some modeling
for Fashion Gurlz and for The Marshal Shoppe in Dowagiac. All 3 grandsons also
modeled Western wear for Fashion Gurlz! Generally, I also write all the
descriptions and line up the models before each session. It's always a fun
event - and it's our biggest fund raiser. The Lioness Club donates thousands of
dollars every year to various community needs, so I hope you will come again
this year and help us raise money for some worthy causes.
GOOD NEWS: I have a limited number of signed
books that you can purchase directly from me. Please
Email Me me if you're
looking for a specific book, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to me
at P. O. Box 1044, Coloma, MI 49038 for a newsletter that lists books I have
I have the utmost
respect for our veterans of all wars, and for the spouses and families who
supported them on the "home front." Our response to threats to our
freedom is a wonderful example of how Americans can come together and protect
not just this country, but also virtually the whole world. In the past I
participated in veteran interviews for the "Lest We Forget" project,
wherein thousands of stories were sent to Washington for historical
preservation. I am very proud and honored to have had the opportunity to talk
to these men, and I have heard some very interesting personal stories - the
kind of things you don't read about in the history books about the war.
stories from all around the country, along with suggestions for interviewing
and recording interviews of your own, please see the Library of Congress
Veteran's History Project website at: http://www.loc.gov/vets/.
And after all our
trips out West, "America The Beautiful" doesn't seem like a good
enough description for the stunning, magnificent landscapes of America's
"Big Sky Country!"
As always, if you can't make
it to one of my personal appearances, you can still send me a bookplate or
stick-on label to sign. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or a
self-addressed envelope and an international reply coupon if you live outside
the United States) and mail to:
PO Box 1044
Coloma, MI 49038
If you'd like, you can also send
me your book and I'll sign it. Just be sure to include a return label with your
name and address clearly written on it, and also return postage!