I can’t believe it is 2020. It seems like this should be the future a la the Jetsons. But I still don’t have my flying car. Whatevs.
Even with the world falling apart (and not being helped by people in power), 2019 was a pretty good year for me. I started a permanent job with a great group of people, my family weathered some health scares, and of course….MY BOOK WAS PUBLISHED!
So, you could say it’s been a good year. Now, with 2020 being here, I decided to make a few resolutions.
- Finish book two of the ballpark mysteries. I’m sooooooo close. I’m hoping it get it to my publisher by the end of the month for first edits. Here’s hoping we can get it done and published for baseball season!
- Try not let things that are out of my control bother me. “Water off a duck’s back.”
- To get over some of my travel anxiety so I can go to other places to promote my book. Malice Domestic is very high on my list this year! I also got tickets for my mom, aunt, and I to see Josh Groban at Radio City Music Hall on my birthday…so I really need to get there!
- Attend more Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau events….whether as a panelist or audience member.
So, basically…just want to be better this year.
To close out 2019, here are some pics from my final events of the year. I attended a local author fair at the UCONN Barnes and Noble in Hartford, CT. They had a fun set up and the music was on point!
The next weekend I took the long drive north to Nashua, NH. Okay, it was only an hour. Toadstool Bookshop was so freaking cute! And all my cousins came to visit! My dad even joined us for the event.
After the signing at the bookstore (seriously, the NH people were the best!), we treked over to Aunt Leona’s house for some visiting time. For those that have read the book, part of the dedication was to my Grandpa Asselin. Leona is his sister. And she’s awesome. Quite possibly the nicest lady in the world. We had a good visit with her before heading back to Massachusetts.
I ended December with time at the NE Mobile Book Fair in Newton. Unfortunately, they were closing and getting ready to hopefully move to a new location. I haven’t heard anything from them yet, so I hope things work out!
Then, the holidays. Unfortunately, I had to work most days. But I did get to spend Christmas day with my mom, Aunt Debbie, and Dunkin. So that was lovely. I even gave out ornaments of my book. Because of course, I did.
Even little Lucy Mae Chinault got into the book fun this year!
And, as always…if you’ve read the book, leave a review over on Amazon! Doesn’t have to be wordy, just a rating is fine too! Let me know if you’d like a signed book for your collection as well!
Here is to an amazing 2020!!