#AmWriting, Author Event, and #AmWatching

With Bad Moon Rising taking up the month of October, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a Monday share, so let’s get started.

I’m waiting to get the second round of edits from my publisher for the sequel to Subject A36. One more to go after that. I’m also waiting for the cover design, something I’m super excited about. I gave the designer an idea, but he always puts a spin on it that’s better than anything I could come up with. I’ve seen some truly eye-catching covers in our author group on FB.

I have my first author event in nearly two years scheduled for this Saturday at our local library! The event is for local authors, many I’ve never met, and one who blurbed my first book, Sarah. Even though she lives only an hour away, I haven’t seen her in several years. I’ve really missed meeting and talking with readers. Honestly, I’d talk to a brick wall about books if I thought it was listening. Then again, it doesn’t matter to me if it listens. I just like to talk about books. A crafty friend of mine made some new additions for my author table that I’m excited to display. They’ve just been sitting in a dark box anxious to make their debut. I’ll try to get a pic to post next Monday.

I’ve been watching a little bit of everything. I finished the third season of You – and what a truly twisted, bizarre season it was. As with the other two seasons, I binged it and couldn’t look away. I’d been waiting for Seinfield to drop on Netflix. I was a fan when it originally aired, but I’ve only caught a few episodes in reruns over the years. I’m in the middle of the second season of Locke and Key on Netflix and enjoying it just as much as the first season. I’m not sure how closely it follows the graphic novels, but I’m loving the creativity of these keys. Somehow I missed a 2015 remake of the movie Poltergeist, and watched it over Halloween. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly doesn’t top Craig T. Nelson. That’s a nearly impossible feat.

Have a great week!

45 thoughts on “#AmWriting, Author Event, and #AmWatching

    1. I’ve got maybe two episodes left in this season? If it ended on a big cliffhanger, they’ better be working on a third season. Then again, you know the curse you and I have on shows. Maybe this calls for a live sacrifice?

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  1. I can´t wait to see the cover of yoru next book. All your covers have been perfect. Funny, my publisher and I are just working on the cover for Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral. I throw some ideas her way and she comes up with something amazing, every time. Exciting times for both of us. When is your next novel scheduled for release?

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    1. Amanda in France – I’m so excited! After reading her adventures, I feel like I’ve traveled with her. Can’t wait to see the cover, Darlene. My next book is currently scheduled for 5/19/22. Sure feels weird to type “22”.

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    1. In person – woohoo! I know some folks are still wary of in person events, but I’m hoping for a good turnout. Then again, at least there will be other authors to meet and reconnect with, and that’s just as fun.

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  2. I know just how excited you are about doing an IN PERSON event, Teri! I had to cancel 24 talks in 2020 while the venues were closed. (I wasn’t going anywhere, either.) And then I had to cancel several more in 2021 when I had break-through COVID. 😫

    Nothing beats being able to meet audiences face to face, whether you’re talking about books and writing or wildlife. There’s something so inspiring about getting “out there,” and I hope you have a wonderful time Saturday. (And maybe reach some new readers along the way, too! 😃)

    Looking forward to your cover reveal and getting my hands on the sequel to Subject A36! Can’t wait! 🤗

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    1. That’s a lot of cancellations, Marcia – wow! Hope you’ve been able to reschedule and get back out and about with the readers. You’re right about it being inspiring. I especially love meeting teen readers and seeing them get excited about books. It warms my heart that you’re excited about my sequel!

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      1. I certainly can’t claim to be a teen, but I know a good story with engaging characters when I read one, no matter the genre. And Subject 36A was exactly that!

        I lost all of 2020, except for a book release party at the start of the year. Got to go back, with safety protocols, for a couple of talks in the spring of 2021, then got sick myself, so had to cancel four talks for August and September, but was cleared for October & November, happily. A week from Saturday will be my final talk this year. Taking December off to finish Riverbend #4 (I HOPE), but I’m booked for my usual 2 talks a month throughout 2022. Fingers crossed nothing else dire happens, and I can get out and see folks twice a month once more. Yay!

        I’ll be keeping an eye open for breaking news on the Subject A36 update. Good luck with it all!

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  3. suerovens

    Book events in person! Yes!! I’m totally with you. It will be fantastic, I promise you. And speaking of YOU – isn’t is a great show? It’s so clever and well-written (and acted). I love how everything is all “entangled” in to each other. And YAY for the coming sequel! 🙂

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    1. You is definitely very clever and well-written – and it makes you wonder what wanting Joe to succeed says about you, lol. It’s a huge accomplishment when a writer can make the audience sympathize with a stalker/murderer! Totally addictive show.

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  4. I totally relate to your feelings about getting to do an in-person event again. I’ve had the pleasure of three this year and connecting one-on-one with the readers is so invigorating! I haven’t seen Locke and Key yet, but it looks intriguing!

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    1. It’s weird that an introvert is so excited about an in-person event, but then I’m reminded these are my people, lol. Locke and Key is one of those shows that appeals to the whole spectrum of ages, Jan. Easily a crossover. Hope you get to watch it!

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  5. I still need to watch Locke & Key. I’ve read the graphic novels but haven’t been in the mood to watch a new series lately. I love how you said you would talk to a brick wall about books. I thought that was pretty funny. Can’t wait to see the cover reveal for your new book and I can’t wait to read it.

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    1. I’ve really been plowing through some series lately and trying to get through my DVR. Wish I could get through my TBR that fast! I’m really excited for the cover design – hoping to get it in the next couple weeks.

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  6. Oh, I’d love to be doing an author event. It’s been ages. I’ll have to look around and see what’s up. Have a wonderful time, Teri. And I can totally relate to talking to a wall about books. Ha ha. Thanks for the recommendation of You. I hadn’t heard of that one, but we often enjoy your suggestions. Best of luck on the sequal to A36. I’m eager to read it. 🙂

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  7. Victoria Zigler

    Awesome news about the progress of the Subject A36 sequel! I can’t wait to get my hands on that book!

    Have fun at your author event. Nice you’re getting to do that again. Hope it all goes well. Also, I like talking about books that much too. I mean, it’s nice if whoever or whatever we’re talking about books to is listening, even nicer if they contribute to the conversation, but if not… Well, never mind, because at least we get to talk about books. 😉

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      1. Victoria Zigler

        I know what you mean. Even without being able to see the glazed look in his eyes, I know the same thing is happening to my hubby. His favourite thing about books is that my wanting some quiet time to read and write them gives him peace to play his video games. LOL!

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  8. I hope you have a fabulous time, Teri! I am also one of these people who would happily talk about books to a wall (I suspect most of us are), so it sounds like a great opportunity, especially after such a dry patch. I have a copy of Lock & Key but haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I’ve got to get everything together for the event tomorrow and it’s been so long I’m not sure I remember what to take, lol. I finished season 2 of Locke and Key yesterday, and it’s left a cliffhanger for season 3. I have no idea how closely it follows the books, but it sure makes me want to read them. Have a great weekend, Olga!


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