Get out your 2015 social calendars and write this down: August 23, 2015. Sunday. 1pm to 3pm at The Adams Country Winery. I’m going to be there signing print copies of my recent release, With Me Now. YES! Evernight Publishing is fabulous. Let’s be honest. I was crushed when I was going to have to cancel everything for that weekend. Evernight didn’t even bat an eyelash when I asked them about it, so we’re on. Like Donkey Kong.
So, come out and hang out with me. We can laugh and chat and have a fantastic time. I’m going to have a ton of With Me Now stuff to giveaway. “Swag” as the kids call it these days. Maybe we all drink some wine together! Anyway, this is a laid back, fun day. I’m not a serious person and I’m bad at reading out loud, so come for prizes, books, and hilarious repartee. Remember:
- August 23, 2015
- 1pm to 3pm
- Adams County Winery
I’m telling you. Be there. Look how excited I am for everyone to come and hang out with me. We can all process from the party to the battlefield and hang out. The Hubs and at least one reader (Gburgjedi, I’m looking at you) are authorities on the battle. So come and learn something new! It’s going to be epic.
In other news, I’ve finally established two works in progress to work on, when I’m not out peddling With Me Now. Project A: the sequel to With Me Now. Because, you know, we can leave our friends hanging out post-Gettysburg. And no spoilers because, remember: if you win this month’s contest (for those just tuning in, read With Me Now leave a review on Evernight’s site and on Amazon by the end of July and you can win something awesome) that mean’s you’ll already know what happens at the end. The sequel will pick up a few months later.
What you can expect: more archeology, more sex, and more turn of the century shenanigans!
Project B: Project B is a Civil War historical fiction. Because that’s how I roll. I actually had three plots to choose from (again, because that’s how I roll. I’m not happy unless I’m stressing out over multiple projects) and the winner….drum roll please….is about the 1st Minnesota Infantry. Yeah!
For those of you who’ve been here awhile, you know about this guy: Private Alonzo C. Hayden of the 1st Minnesota’s Company D, who was mortally wounded and died on the battlefield following the charge of the 1st Minnesota. Expect more of him in my novel. I nearly went blind the other night reading census records and military records about him, just to learn more about who he was.
It’s hard to just pull a person out of history and try to figure out who they were. Like, for example, my ancestor John Hanway. He was a Union soldier with the 13th West Virginia and he died at Camp Douglas. That’s all I know about him. He was 21 when he died. Alonzo was 24. I’m starting to feel industrious and want to request their military records. Caveat: I don’t know if you can request the records of someone you aren’t related to, so I don’t know if I can request anything about Alonzo. Stay tuned for that.
Note: I enjoy his picture and my picture together. He’s brutally hot and I don’t care about the potential weirdness of that statement. I’ve never once insinuated that I’m normal.
So, hey, things are looking awesome! With Me Now is available, there’s more writing in the works, and, according to my other publisher, I’ll be finding out the new release date for Anything You Ask of Me. So, there’s that. Plus, Since April is with my agent and that’s fantastic….
….and in a few weeks, I get to see One Direction in concert!! Yaaaaaaaay!!!
Oh, and I recently bought a FitBIt, so all this jumping up and down and dancing around like a maniac is really adding to my step count. Yesterday was the first time I met my step goal (10,000 steps) and it scared the crap out of me when it started vibrating on my arm. I thought the silly thing was about to blow up or steal my car or something.