Busy, Busy Fall
Tonight, of course, is the fundraising virtual booksigning for the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue Group. I’ve been told books are selling briskly. To be involved, drop by my chatroom. Just go to my website, http://www.joannaslan.com/ and click the chatroom button in the lower right hand corner. I hope to have some of my author friends show up as guests. The chat begins at 6:30 p.m. CST
Boy, did I ever have fun last night.
I was part of the Fiskateers Chat, hosted by the remarkable Angela, who whipped folks into a true Fiska-Frenzy for Fiska-Fall doings. The conversation was fast-Fiska-paced, and my little fingers Fiska-flew over the keyboard trying to keep up. Check out Angela’s stellar wrap-up at
I offered them the same thing I offer all of you–if you wish to use Paper, Scissors, Death as a bookclub selection, let me know. I’ll come “visit” virtually or in person if possible. I’ll send you signed bookplates to be adhered in your copies of PSD, so your book is personalized. I’ll also send along bookmarks. I might ask for SASEs–which are Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelopes, so I don’t go broke paying for postage!
Meanwhile, I’m prepping to go to Manhattan, Kansas, with a stop tomorrow night at St. Joseph, MO, where I’ll teach making a “slam” album at the St. Joseph Library. I’ll visit scrapbook stores in Columbia, MO, along the way. In Manhattan, on Saturday, around 9 a.m., I’ll be giving a presentation at a coffee shop on scrapbooking and journaling and including your religion in your album. Then at 11 a.m., I’ll go to the Ben Franklin store in Manhattan KS and teach slam books again until 1 p.m. From 5 to 5:45 p.m., I’m part of a discussion about pets in books–and author Marion Hill and I will give away a basket of pet items, plus her cookies.
I plan to set aside time to chat with my mentor and friend, Nancy Pickard. Her CASTS system for writing has dramatically improved my work.
And I’m on page 164 of 274 pages of Book #3. Whew. Keeping everything straight is a challenge.
Meanwhile, I offered the attached image to Camille Minichino (Margaret Grace) for our Killer Hobbies newsletter. Isn’t it cute?