COUNTDOWN: The benefit art show and sale I've been working on is all coming together for Friday night. This was really a first for me, as I'm not used to arranging public events and have always had trouble asking people for favors or donations for anything. As you might recall, my mother ended up having to buy all my Girl Scout cookies! But because this was a good cause for someone else, it was easier to promote and I had fun doing it.
I hope I've done a good job and that lots of people come and buy the paintings. I hope I can send a bunch of money to North Caicos for that playground the kids want.
HIATUS: I will not be posting a blog for the next two weeks because I'll be in Athens, then on a tour of the Greek islands. And unlike most people these days, I am NOT taking it with me. No smartphone, IPad or laptop. I won't be posting on or checking Facebook. I won't be slogging through my email. I will be - and I love this word - incommunicado.
STARS: When I do get back, the next big event that I'll be bending ears about is Stars on the Water, the big annual fundraiser for the Parrot Head Club of Richmond. It's Aug. 9-10 at the Sheraton Park South in Chesterfield County, and it's open to everyone. Lots of fun, very relaxing. Just a big party for people who enjoy the Buffett-style music and lifestyle. For info, visit www.phcor.com.
FUTURE FOR FEL: My recent marketing efforts for Fish-Eye Lens have waned, but they're not gone yet. I'm hiring out as a speaker for groups, book clubs, anyone who will have me. Anyone interested can find me through my publisher, Brandylane (www.brandylanepublishers.com) or Togather (www.togather.com), a new site that acts as a matchmaker between authors and groups who want to listen to an author, either in person or online. Another chapter for the book.
I look forward to getting back to regular blogs in August, with lots of observations about characters, stories and islands (Greek, that is) in my head to share.