Today my daughter remembered the story I wrote about the Christmas Elf named Alliwishus. She asked if I had sent it off lately because she thinks it is a super story that others, outside our family, would enjoy as well. It is the story my mother told me about an elf she met on the battle field of France during WWII. She was a nurse on a hospital train on the way to the Battle of the Bulge. I told her I had sent it off to an agent and would continue sending it. It meant a lot to me that she remembered that story.
Alliwishus looks a lot like this elf sitting in our tree. That's where he listens to the prayers of those whom the Master has entrusted to his charge -- in the tree outside their bedroom windows. That's what my mama told me.
We're having lots of fun with the grandchildren. George, our oldest grandson, thought he needed a tree.
I've been traveling a lot with a great schedule of events. Kathie Bennett of Magic Time Literary Agency has been my greatest asset -- my publicist. While you always hope for a good crowd at your event, Kathie makes the point that getting your name and your book before the public is always a major reason for participating wherever you might go. At SIBA I was told of one author who attended an event where only 2 people showed up. He took them out for supper.
This is the lineup. If you're nearby, please come!
|SIBA||Panel by Invitation|
|Book Launch for Swimming with Serpents||Speaker|
|Ladies Auxilliary St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club||Speaker|
|Books Alive Local Authors||Keynote|
|PC Writers Guild||Keynote|
|Supply Store U of A Auburn/Alabama||Book Signing|
|Beach Library Bag Lunch Author event||Keynote|
|Hub city Books||Book Signing|
|Blue Bicycle||Book Signing|
|Something's Cookin'||Book Signing|
|Bay Point Woman's Club||Keynote|
|Wilcox County Historical Society||Keynote|
|Panama City Genealogical society||Keynote|
|Alabama Historical Society||Member|
|Southern Kentucky Festival||Panel by Invitation|
|Daughters of the American Revolution||Speaker|
|South Carolina Book Festival||Panel by Invitation|
|Florida Historical society||Member|
|Georgia historical Society||Member|
|Historical Novel Society||Panel by Invitation|
|NEST OF VIPERS IS RELEASED||Events to be announced|