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Red hair notwithstanding, I’m an easygoing sort.  I don’t go out looking for fights.  They take too much energy.  I’m barely able to keep up with all the promotional blogging and social networking that is a writer’s lot.  Most of my writers’ group lists are on digest.  As a result, by the time I see a discussion, 99 percent of the time someone else has already made all the points I might feel obliged to make—and made them more eloquently too.  So I restrict my participation congratulating folks on the big things like contracts, publications, awards and birthdays, and cheering their reviews and interviews when I can.

That said, there is one organization with an unfailing capacity to steam my dumplings: Romance Writers of America...

(The good stuff is behind the cut.) )
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Specifically, for the lucky librarians attending the ALA conference in Washington, DC, over the next few days.
Courtesy of RWA, I'll be signing free copies of With Nine You Get Vanyr at the RWA booth from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26.  This is one of RWA's very good deals.  It affords Published Author Network (PAN) members the opportunity to connect with librarians and and get books into their hands--at no cost to the writer!  Ideally, what the librarians read will inspire them to order the author's next book.  And people wonder why I say PAN membership is important.  :D
If Mom's health holds up, I hope to cruise "the Stacks" Sunday and Monday too.  She spent two days in hospital this week and still feels a little punky.  IV antibiotic and saline took care of the medical problem, but it still takes time to recover from the IV.
Tomorrow, if I hold up, I'll be lunching with a few other Samhain authors and editors at the Champps in Columbia, MD.  Then, if I'm still conscious, it's off to a friend's house for a BBQ.  Greg has his doubts.  Naturally, in the middle of everyone's health issues, I came down with another sinus infection.  Gah. 
But it could always be worse.
Hugs and crossed fingers,
Jean Marie
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I'll be heading off to Balticon tomorrow morn--er, around noon.  I'm on the guest list, but I was added too late to make the posted program.  Don't even know my panels yet, but hey, it's all about the adventure.  :-)  If you're in the area, hope you'll check it out.
If you're not, you might want to check out the June issue of Romance Writers Report.  My article, "Do-It-Yourself (Book) Surgery", made the cover.  Squeee!  Of course, the article deals with RWA's newest recognized publisher (Samhain) just as the organization is revving up for another round of Published Author Network madness.  But hey, the writer's life is all about irony.
Happy Memorial Day, everybody!

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