I spent a lot of time this past weekend working in the garden: putting in string beans as well as taking out a lot of the winter-killed plants. (Yes, out of 12 roses, I have only 4 left.) The vegetable garden in enclosed by a fence, and most of the larger yard is fenced to keep out the deer. I coated my gardening pants with off (Deet variety) but I still got bitten by mosquitoes and black flies. Welts all over my ears and neck. But my husband, who was mowing in the front, and unfenced yard, got a tick. And the dog and my grandson (who spends hours running around the yard ‘with the doggy’) both got ticks.
I spent last weekend in Maryland at Malice Domestic. This was my first Malice and I had a great time. I had planned to take lots of pictures but got caught up in the activity and only took two, of a fairly early panel.
At least this one was with Sara Paretsky.
I always find listening to other authors interesting as I discover how similar our experiences are.
I also try to read something by all the authors new to me. I go home with bags of books.
I cracked the 500 bar of requests! Yay! And I am so close to 600 that I am optimistic that I will reach that as well. So, if you want to put in your name for a free book, do it now. Reviews so far have been great.
I think I will cross the 400 mark. My giveaway runs out Sunday night and I always see a big bump over the weekends. I am really excited since I, as the author, think this is my best. Salem is such an interesting town and with a fascinating history – right from the beginning. A community that evolved from witch trials to the leading shipping center of the fledgling USA – amazing.