I had the pleasure of attending the Sisters in Crime & Romance Writers of America combined Christmas luncheon this last Saturday. It is always good to get together with others who enjoy books and writing as much as I do. Conversation around my table dealt almost exclusively with the many ways to promote self-published books and how to make them available to e-readers. On more than one occasion I had to admit that my wonderful publisher, Seventh Window Publications, and the unstoppable Ken Harrison take care of all those electronic issues for me. (THANK YOU, Ken.)
Jennifer Woods, author of LOTTERY, delighted us with a funny speech about the secrets of writing and success. Mostly it came down to “sit butt in chair and write.” She was funny and irreverent and I’m hoping she’ll have the chance to offer a writing workshop through RWA, because I’ll try my best to attend.
I’ve felt very isolated, creatively, in Kansas, so it was a wonderful chance to get out of the house and meet a bunch of book-loving writers and readers in person. And the best part, I learned there are writing military spouses right here on base … here’s me looking forward to meeting with them over a cup of coffee :-)