The calendar has turned over to May and it looks as though the weather has finally turned as well Day before yesterday I needed to wear a jacket to walk outside. Yesterday and today no jackets were required while getting my steps. It’s about time!
But May means that March with Left Coast Crime is very much in the rearview mirror. However, I’ve just now received a link to the Lifetime Achievement Award Interview with Barbara Peters. I’m going to include the link here, but I’ve not been entirely successful at posting links before, so here’s a word of advice. If you’re unable to open the link, please send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send it to you via email. That should work. Now, as promised, here’s the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXbaYqF6ULE&list=PLtt_4dM6Nlu84BUjvqlHCT6mRc64wJJdG&index=1&ab_channel=LeftCoastCrime
Last Saturday, I did a live event in Port Townsend. Yes, it was a long trip, but it was a PEO luncheon. PEO is an organization that supports scholarships for women. In 1962 receiving a scholarship to the University of Arizona was the only thing that made it possible for me to go on to college. As a consequence, I’ve done PEO events wherever possible—to the point that I’ve actually been made an honorary member of a PEO chapter in Arizona.
But what doing that live event last weekend did for me was remind me of how much I enjoy doing live events. There’s nothing more rewarding that speaking to a roomful of living, breathing people—an audience that responds to what I have to say with both laughter and tears. And that reminds me, I have another live event coming up.
On Saturday, May 27th, at 1:00 PM. I’ll be doing a multi-author event at the Roxy Theater in Bremerton. On the menu will be Brenda Novak, Susan Wiggs, and yours truly. The event is free. Tickets are recommended, but showing up without one will be fine. The idea of doing a group-grope event is to cross-pollinate our separate fan bases. Books will be supplied by Ballast Books in Bremerton—they also brought books on the road to the Port Townsend which I really appreciated.
So come to Bremerton that last Saturday in May. Yes, it’s Memorial Day weekend, but most of the traffic problems should happen on Friday and Monday rather than Saturday. And the Kitsap Peninsula is beautiful in the spring. It may have been winter in Port Townsend last Saturday, but by May 27th and with any kind of luck, summer will have arrived in the Pacific Northwest.
One last thing. Over the past three years my ability to do live events has been severely limited. That means my ability to sign and personalize books has also been curtailed. So if you happen to have books you’d like to have signed, put them in a shopping bag and bring them along.
My corporate policy has always been: LEAVE NO BOOK UNSIGNED.
The pandemic may have changed a lot of things, but my policy remains fully in force.
Hope to see you there. I’m pretty sure it’ll be fun.
PS. If you don’t recognize the title of the blog, please consult the lyrics to The Lusty Month of May by Learn and Lowe.