Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Break

Hi everyone!  I know, I am really late in posting.  This is just to let you all know that I will be MIA until January 1, 2013.  I am trying to finish up a huge amount of administrative stuff as well as several long overdue stories before the end of the year. 

My thoughts are, if I can finish up some of the things that are weighing me down, maybe I will feel more the thing with the turning of the New Year.  I have several stories that are sitting not so patiently in my brain but until I complete a few things, there just is not enough creativity to go around.  There really is not.  Plus all the unfinished things are making me feel over whelmed so I procrastinate and then nothing gets done.  So, I am on a mission for a clean start for 2013.

Therefore, the blog has to be put on hold for a few weeks.  Plus, how many of you are really going to be blog hopping in your spare time this month?  No you won’t, you will be hunting for the perfect gift for your third cousin by marriage once removed.  I know this, as I will be right next to you doing the exact same thing. 

As an FYI to anyone interested or needing ideas, I have found a lovely site for The Walking Dead merchandise that I may have to make a significant purchase from.  I think that may take care of several men and women on my list.  That will cut my time quite a bit.  Anything helps some days.

So, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and all that jazz.  I will see you in the new year (unless of course the world comes to a screeching halt on the 21st in that case, this is goodbye).


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kentucky Book Fair

Running a bit behind this week. Things have been so crazy for me lately, that finding time to blog is getting harder and harder.

This past weekend, I was invited to take part in the Kentucky Book Fair.  My husband and I were happily able to take the day and go.  Sometimes its hard to get away but thanks to some much needed help from family I could pull it off this time. 

We made it to the capital of Kentucky (for those that don’t know, this would be Frankfort) although we were directed to the Capital Plaza Hotel, they only had smoking rooms left so we ended up at a Best Western.  Now, I am usually not a Best Western type of gal, but this one was very nice.  A bit older than some, but very well cared for and clean.  The rooms were nice and big too, which is a huge bonus as usually hotels cram you into as little space as possible. Right?

We got up the next day and headed over to the convention center.  Right outside the hotel was a STARBUCKS!  Bonus!  It was a gorgeous day out.  The sun was shining and even better it was not frozen frosty cold as it had been at home.  We found the convention center easily enough and in we went.  My table was all set up for me.  Taaa Daaa. 

The place was pretty packed.  There were at least 10 rows of tables set up with about 15 tables per row (3 authors per table).  So as you can see it was a pretty big crowd of authors.  The doors opened at 9:30 and all day long there was a steady stream of people in and out of the festival. 

The day was a nice day.  I sold a handful or two or books, met several authors, and got a lot of book recommendations and finds, that my kindle is now bursting at the seems with new reads. 

Will I go back?  I think I might.  It was actually a nice easy trip and a bit of time away from home.  It was definitely needed. 

Here are a few extra photos of the trip just for fun.  

Have a great week everyone.