The result: my blog is more like a book blog ... but without the reviews.
Okay, I admit it, it's more like an advertising channel.
UGH! I'm so sorry I've slacked off on "real" stuff. It's been quite the Fall season, however. Here's what I've been up to:
- Went to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, where we got to visit in person with our Kobo and Apple reps, met some German translators (that news will be coming next year) and I posed for a bunch of pictures and did interviews by my star on the Author Walk of Fame. It was way cooler than I'm making it sound, although the cameras and boom mike were at once intimidating and a bit ridiculous (in my mind - they're here for me, too????).
- While in Germany, we spent the night in a castle, visited with readers in Cologne, hopped the train to Prague (which was amazeballs), then another train to Berlin, followed by an 11-hour flight home.
- I was home for less than two weeks (long enough to run my Share the <3 campaign) when I got the call that my dad was in the hospital with complications following brain surgery. And he and my stepmom were in the middle of moving. So the first of November, I braved airport security again, got back on a plane and spent two weeks in Oklahoma City. It was nice to see my family, but I wish it could have been under better circumstances. Like not so stressful.
- Because the day before I got the call about Dad? I'd just announced to the world that I had three holiday books to be released the end of November. No, they weren't quite written yet. One released while I was still in OKC. Craziness.
I've been home for three weeks now with another new release and Thanksgiving in there, which brought the College Boys home. I think this week is the first one that's feeling somewhat normal. Maybe that's why I can finally come back here and give you something besides an ad to read. Not any more interesting, mind you, but at least it's something different, right?
Of course, the boys return home next week for winter break and there's Christmas, New Year's and maybe a Bowl game, so normal won't last long. Still, I promise to try to make my blog more than a book billboard. Unless, that's what you prefer anyway. Maybe you're good with learning about new books and authors and couldn't care less what's going on in this head of mine? Let me know in the comments, 'kay?
What have you been up to this season? Are you ready for Christmas?