Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September Connecticut Children's Literature Calendar

We have writer appearances this month at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, one of the more unique venues we've seen.

Sun., Sept. 3, Suzanne Cordatos, Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Lebanon 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Mon., Sept. 4, Carrie Firestone, Barnes & Noble, Farmington 12:00 PM

Sat., Sept. 9, Lori Sanchez, Bookclub Bookstore & More, South Windsor 10:30 AM

Sun., Sept. 10, Jessica Bayliss, Connecticut Romance Writers of America Fiction Fest 2017, Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, Norwalk 11:30 AM Check to see if registration is still open.

Tues., Sept. 12, Mike Lupica, Barnes & Noble, Westport 7:00 PM

Wed., Sept. 13, Marie Lu, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison 6:30 PM          

Thurs., Sept. 14, Samantha Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim, R. J. Julia Booksellers, Madison 5:00 PM Ticketed event.

Fri., Sept. 15, Sally Pla, Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield 7:00 PM

Tues., Sept. 19, E. Lockhart, Julie Buxbaum, Jennifer Smith, Kara Thomas, Ann Brashares, R. J. Julia Booksellers, Madison 7:00 PM

 Sat., Sept. 30, Deborah Ann Davis, Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Lebanon 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Chaos Wins, At Least For The Rest Of The Summer

My true-blue followers are aware that we have family issues this summer with elder care and a relative in the physical therapy stage of recovering from surgery. To deal with the extra work load, I pretty much dumped some of my goals for the year. Mainly generating new work, supporting and promoting diverse literature, and most of community building/general marketing/branding. The marketing effort for Saving the Planet & Stuff was already shot. I was down to just submitting work.

Well, I can't manage even that. I can't take any more of this frustration. I am not pleasant when I'm frustrated. I can't take any more being unpleasant.

So after making some submissions tomorrow morning, submissions I've been working on the three or four hours a week I've had for work the last month, I'm throwing in the towel for the rest of the summer. By "rest of the summer" I mean end of September. Additionally, except for the Connecticut Children's Literature Calendar, I won't be posting here until I'm back at work.

Unless something really exciting happens that I just can't pass up.

I had to take four and a half months off from work seven years ago for another elder care issue. I came back from that, so I can come back this time, too. Yes, I can!

What I should have for you when we're together again:

  • Focus training. Seriously, I found something on this. I'll try it out for you over the next couple of months.
  • A baby shower with a picture book theme. Seriously, I'm involved with giving one. I'm bringing spaghetti sliders. I'll explain in September.
  • Nanowrimo prep. Seriously, I think I'm doing Nanowrimo this year. Hahahaha. 
  • Adventures with my iPad. Seriously, I got one. I'm going to go do something with it right now.