Thursday, September 27, 2012

Frankfurt Book Fair October 2012

I'm still jumping up and down! My novel, IF MEMORY SERVES, a romantic suspense with police procedural, is going to Germany this October! The Taryn Fagerness Agency will be representing it at the Frankfurt Book Fair. I'll be home in New York, but I will bid "Bon Voyage" to IF MEMORY SERVES.

Do books need a passport?! Ha! Ha!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tales of a Travelling Doctor and Author

Today I have my author's hat on! This weekend, on Sunday, September 23rd, I participated in the Brooklyn Book Festival. What a great time. I took me two train rides but I arrived early Sunday morning at Borough Hall, towing my two full suitcases of books and a back pack strapped across my shoulders. Thank God!

I was at two booths. In the morning, I was at the NYC/Romance Writer's booth, and in the afternoon at the NYC/ Sisters in Crime one. The crowds peeked in the sunny but breezy afternoon, a picture perfect day in Brooklyn. So much energy in one place!

I sold several copies of my romantic suspense novel, IF MEMORY SERVES. But the best part was seeing the crowd's hunger for books. Who knows how many returned home to download books on their Kindles and Nooks?

My personal crew turned out to support me. Tamara, my darling daughter, I love you!  And same for her boyfriend Mario! Mary Ellen ("Marielle!"), Bill, and Ann, you brightened my day! Your words of encouragement are priceless. The gift was unnecessary but so much appreciated. I was stunned! And Stephanie, you came all the way from Oneonta to support me, bringing congratulations from the whole group! I can't thank you enough!

I love you all. I end with shades of the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tales of a Travelling Doc - The Bronx

Ok, I'm nervous already. Today I'm driving to the Bronx, a borough of Manhattan, for a locum job interview. I am unfamiliar with the Bronx, and frankly it scares the "you know what" out of me. I have visions of my car stolen, or vandalized. I picture drug dealers lurking around. I live in the nice, quiet suburb of Carmel. I know Manhattan well, and I love to go into the city. I'll be there tomorrow for my NYC Sisters in Crime writer's meeting. But the Bronx? That's a different story. I'll let you know how this adventure turns out!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tales of a Travelling Doc - Vermont

I've actually been home in New York now for the past two weeks, but since I've been busy with my debut novel, If Memory Serves (available now) I've not blogged in a bit.

So my last stint as a travelling OB/GYN was again in Morrisville, Vermont. Of course, again, I stayed at the fabulous Maple House Bed and Breakfast. I've included a pic taken from the balcony of my room. I enjoyed having my meals there and did some writing. For a change of pace, and scenery, I spent a lovely afternoon in the garden. My writing flourished among the flowers!

I did visit a near by brewery, Rock Art Brewery. I had a small taste of pumpkin spice beer and then did a little tour of the brewery. I even got to keep my sample glass.

Of course, I stopped in Stowe, just 9 miles from Morrisville, and bought a great set of earrings and a moose print onsie and PJ's for my grand daughter to be (due in December!)

I go back to Vermont at the end of this month and I'm entertaining a stint in the Bronx.

So have a great weekend.

Stop by Amazon and check out my romantic suspense with police procedural novel, IF MEMORY SERVES. Available in paperback and Kindle. You'll also find it at Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and at my publisher's website: Mitchell Morris Publishing. Also check out Goodreads.