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It has been crazy around here lately. As you can see below I have attended a few signings but have not had the time to enter comments. I will take care of that today (hopefully.)
I missed the major event at The Mystery Bookstore this weekend, but I was able to catch up with Lee Goldberg on Saturday morning (see post below.)
I'm hoping to run into Michele Martinez tomorrow night and the rest of the month will be a blur. Here is what's planned:
March 17 Harley Jane Kozar
March 19 James Swain and Tim Dorsey
March 21 Ken Bruen
March 26 Brad Geagley
March 28 George Pelecanos
March 31 Nevada Barr
April 2 Randy Wayne White
April 9 Gary Phillips - Cocaine Chronicle Tour
April 16, 17 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!
Oh, yeah, I have a day job too! Family, what family? Friends, whew!
OK, so what are your plans for the next few weeks?
should I say the Maddie and Lee Goldberg show?
Lee Goldberg is out on tour in support of his latest (installment novelization #4) of his hughly successful DAIGNOSIS MURDER series THE WAKING NIGHTMARE. This book was written during the time that Lee had that unfortanate fall breaking both of his elbows. The book was written using voice software and amazingly turned in on time! Lee also told us that he has completed book #5 THE PAST TENSE which will be out later this year and is working on #6 and #7 of which #6 is due in November. How does he do it? Writing for TV shows, producing, books (yes there is new novel,not a Diagnosis Murder book), blogging, answering fan fic and attending conferences and book signings.
Lee, do you sleep?
Well the real story of the day was that his daughter Maddie was touring with Lee in support of her 3rd novel which was self published. OK Lee, what is all this business about POD and self publishing? Maddie was kind enough to read from Frankenstein & Ally and other Scary Stories.
Well all told, the success of the signing is told in the profits. Maddie sold about 15 copies of her book ($1, all profit I would assume). Lee sold quite a few books too, but I'm not sure that his prfit margin was as great.