Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Appearances

I'm reading an ARC (advance reader copy) of a book that will be coming out soon from a big-name Colorado author with one of the huge New York publishers. On the backs of ARCs, publishers often list the promotion campaign planned for the book. This one had the usual stuff that we all do--blog tour; Goodreads giveaway; outreach to the author's community via website, Facebook and email newsletter contacts; media interviews; etc.

It also included a 6-city book tour.

Well, la-de-dah, I thought. Wouldn't it be nice if my publisher sent me on a 6-city book tour for the early May release of Wicked Eddies, the second book in my RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series. Then it struck me. I'm sending myself on one--and more! I'll be back east for a week visiting Hampton/Newport News, Virginia; Bethesda, Maryland; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Then I'll have book events in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, as well as in many small communities throughout the state, including Frisco, Salida, and Monument. Finally, in October, I'll be at the Bouchercon mystery fan conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

I'd love to see some of my blog readers at these events. The Appearances page of my website is always the best place to check for up-to-date information on where I'll be when, but for my blog readers, I thought I'd let you know where you can find me in April and early May. Please come and say hello if you live nearby. Here goes:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel

5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

“Series Writing for the Organizationally Challenged”

Dinner Meeting of Chesapeake Bay Writers

Rivers Inn Restaurant

8106 Yacht Haven Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2012

Malice Domestic Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel

One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave.),

Bethesda, MD 20814

Monday, April 30, 2012, 4 – 8 PM

Festival of Mystery

Greek Orthodox Social Hall

12 Washington Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139

At both of the conferences and the festival, the bookstore is open to the public, as are the signing rooms. For instance, at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, you can stop in the conference bookstore from 4:30 - 5:15 PM to catch me signing copies of my books there after my panel.


Writer Pat Newcombe said...

The very best of luck, Beth! Hope you do really well.

Beth Groundwater said...

Thanks so much, Pat!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I can only say that staying this busy should keep you out of trouble, Beth. Good luck with the Wicked Eddies tour. I'm looking forward to the good read.

Beth Groundwater said...

Me? Stay out of trouble? No way! ;-)