Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Find Me in Indy

Next week, I'm headed to Indianapolis for a combination of book promotion, book research, and fun. I'm starting to make a list of everyone I've said "I'll see you there!" to, in the hopes of meeting so many social media friends face-to-face, but hopefully you'll all help me out by trying to find me, too.

Here's my schedule for the week...and I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

Wednesday, May 25
11 a.m.  Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN
6:30 p.m.    Irvington Branch, Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, May 26
11 a.m.  Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN
**Indy 500 driver Pippa Mann will join me!**

Friday, May 27
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 28
3 p.m.  IndyReads Books, Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, May 29
The 100th Running of the Indy 500

And if you're not in Indianapolis next week, you can always follow me on social media: Facebook and Twitter. I'll be posting lots of photos and updates!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Month of May

The title of this post means different things to different people. To normal people, it's nothing special. A description, nothing more. To racing fans--IndyCar fans in particular--it means the buildup and the excitement of "the greatest spectacle in racing." The Indy 500.

Me? I mean both. My month starts and ends with book events, and lucky for me, it also ends with the Indy 500. So for this month, I'll be talking about a variety of opportunities I'm going to get to talk about my book, but I'm also going to be talking a lot about a very special car that's going to be on the track for the great race.

For the third year, Pippa Mann (above with me) will be driving the pink #63 car for the Susan G. Komen foundation in the race and racing money for the foundation throughout the month. Her goal? $100,000. All month, she's going to be offering special opportunities and merchandise to fans and supporters to help meet that goal...such as putting a loved-one's name in the cockpit with Pippa as she runs the race.

That means, all month, in addition to talking about my new book, I'm also going to be urging everyone I know to get involved and support Pippa's efforts. I hope you'll join me, and I hope you'll find me somewhere along my journeys!

May 7, Phoenix, AZ, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: CozyCon at The Poisoned Pen bookstore

May 11, Berkeley, CA, 7 p.m.: Literary Salon (book talk and signing) (RSVP for directions)

May 15, South Pasadena, CA, 2 p.m.: Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles meeting, reading from Red Flags

May 22, Irvine, CA, 3 p.m.: Sisters in Crime, Orange County, speaking about writing, racing, and research

May 25, Indianapolis, IN, 6 p.m.: Irvington Branch, Indianapolis Public Library

May 28, Indianapolis, IN, 3 p.m.: IndyReads Bookstore

May 29, Indianapolis, IN: The Indy 500, where I'll be cheering for the pink car, driven by Pippa Mann