Ready or not, I’m about to launch my first Blog Book Tour. Ten blog hosts have invited me to visit their sites over the next two weeks. I’ve confirmed the dates and sent them my bio and photos. Next step: write the actual posts. Strange how unexpectedly daunting this feels. I’ve been blogging here for over six months, and usually the words flow naturally. Guesting at other people’s blogs feels like going to a party where I don’t know anyone but the host. How will I fit in? Will I be an interesting conversationalist, or will people find me boring and wander away with the click of a mouse? I’ll be finding out all too soon.
Here are the folks I’ll be visiting:
Monday, November 9 L. Diane Wolfe
Tuesday, November 10 Maryann Miller
Wednesday, November 11 Karen Walker
Thursday, November 12 Jean Henry Mead
Friday, November 13 Helen Ginger
Monday, November 16 Jane Sutton
Tuesday, November 17 Toni Andrews
Wednesday, November 18 Morgan Mandel
Thursday, November 19 Linda Faulkner
Friday, November 20 Marvin Wilson
Tomorrow I’ll be posting the exact names of the blogs along with live links to the sites – this is just a preview. Many of the names will be familiar, because I’ve met most of these writers on Blog Book Tours. You’ll find some of them in the blog roll to the right, but some have more than one blog, so I want to be sure to get the listings right.
I’d say more, but it’s high time I start writing those posts, beginning with Monday’s. For her “Spunk on a Stick” blog, L. Diane Wolfe writes, “I think an article on your background and how it helped you write your books would be an interesting topic.” Good idea, and amazingly enough, I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about it, so it’s past due. Here goes . . .
Today’s post features my author photo from the back cover of MOOD SWING: THE BIPOLAR MURDERS. I’m with my beautiful golden retriever Lucky, whom we adopted from a family in Woodstock. Although no one knew it at the time, he was suffering from lymphoma, and he died just a few months after this photo was taken in the spring of 2006. He was only four years old. The photo is courtesy of Hot Shot Photos in Albany. Sending out photos to my blog hosts, I included this one, and I decided to share it here.