It’s the 7th and that means your monthly dose of Lori. 🙂 Hi, y’all.
I’ve had a lot going on the last two weeks. My father was in the hospital for several days (he’s doing much better) and my youngest daughter had an extensive surgery that has left her in a wheelchair for the next 6 weeks. I’m overwhelmed.
And then I checked my email and I have content edits (that I’m paying for, by the way, so I’m on a tight deadline) and a galley to proof for a whole other book. On the plus side, this means the last Viva Las Vegas book, My Vegas Comeback, will be out in late summer and the second Infamous book, Ambitious, will be out later this year.
I know those things are going to happen because even though I have so much stress right now (seriously, I’m just a big ball of it), I choose to continue my journey. I choose to be a writer. I choose to focus on what matters to me. I choose.
And you can choose, too. Because there’s never a convenient time to chase our dreams (unless, like, you win the lottery–maybe? I think most of us would still find excuses.). You either choose this day to be a part of your success, your destiny or you choose to put it off one more day. And the problem with that, of course, is that we run out of one-more-days.
Anyway, I’ve got to get back to work. Remember that the first two stories in my Viva Las Vegas Series are fresh and available now!
Lover of nail polish, pens, her Kindle, and fresh coffee. She likes romance filled with messy, real characters and lots of snarky banter. Reading was (and still is!) her BFF; when she discovered writing she fell in love. Come for the snark. Stay for the story.
You may not be aware but I’m highly involved with my public library in town. In fact, I’m on the Library Board of Trustees and love to advocate reading and authors all the time.
Our library has a great relationship with our Friends & Volunteers of the Library as well. Since we happen to have a big reading community, the Friends always put on two big author events each year. In May, they host a Local Author High Tea and in October, they host a NY Times bestselling author luncheon.
These tickets sell out like concert tickets!!
But I digress.
Yesterday, we had our local author tea. Jonathon King was our author.
What a great event!
I just love celebrating other authors’ works and hearing their creative process. So fun. And of course, I love telling others what a great public library we have! (The Ocean City Free Public Library)
Here I am with my library director and also with a writer from our town newspaper.
(PS. I wore a dress I bought from Boden. It has pockets!!!)
And lastly, fellow Entangled author Tina Gabrielle made the drive down to attend as well!
Looking forward to the next author event for sure!
Do you have a lot of author events in your area? Do you live in a big reading community?
Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: BARGAINING WITH THE BOSS.