I’m not quite “leaving” today…just doing some preliminary packing before I head off to New York City for Bright Lights, Big Stories, the RWA National Convention.
I’m excited about this trip. For one, I’ve never been to New York, so that will be an adventure in itself. The second reason is that three years ago, I was to have been in San Francisco, for the conference there. I had to cancel out at the last minute for my daughter’s brain surgery. It sure was a scary time. Even the book I was writing at the time is so imbued with my tumultuous emotions that I’ve never been able to finish it (answering the question, for me at least, of whether books can be haunted). This upcoming conference will be my celebration that with all we’ve been through in the past, a bright future awaits.
Look for me at the conference and at the literacy signing where I’ll be signing copies of Wild Ghost Chase, whom I dedicated to my beautiful, smart, vivacious daughter.
So….start spreadin’ the news!