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Too, too busy! by Marilyn Meredith

Here I am, an old lady, retired from several jobs over the years–now I’m just supposed to be a writer.

However, I’m still doing some consulting for folks who are either in the residential care business or want to be. For the first mentioned, I do a monthly newsletter, attend their organization’s meetings, and answer questions via phone. (I used to teach various subjects to these same people and have become somewhat of an expert on regulations.)

For the folks who want to get into the business, I write program designs. Sometimes that is a fairly easy prospect–at others so complicated I wish I’d charged double my going fee.

The only reason I’m mentioning both, is because it seems this is the time of the year when I’m being asked to do a record amount of these things. What I really need to be doing is working on my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. It should have already been finished and sent to the publisher. Fortunately, she’s moved the publishing date a couple of months away from the original one.

And of course, I’m in the throes of promoting my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, River Spirits. On November 1st, I embark on a virtual book tour. Here is the first two week’s schedule in case you are interested in following along.

Nothing ever happens without problems, so instead of beginning on Nov. 1, I have two posts on November 2nd.

Nov. 2    http://judys-stew.blogspot.com                   
Coming Up With a
The Bumpy Road of
Publication for the Tempe Crabtree Series
Where Deputy Tempe
Crabtree Came From
Nov. 4    http://Susanvankirk.com   
The Setting for the Deputy Tempe
Crabtree Series
Indians or Native
A Few Questions and Answers
Nov. 7  History of the Indians I Borrow From
A Day in the Life of Kate Eileen
My Relationship with Tempe
How Tempe Got Her
Nov. 11   http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/ Where My Inspiration Comes From (after
writing so many books}
How Long Will the
Series Continue?
My Writing Process
Why it’s Okay
to Take a Break from Writing
Nov. 15   http://www.marywelk.com/  
The Supportive
Mystery Writing Community
Where I Get My Energey
Avoiding the Jessica
Fletcher Syndrome

Nov. 18 http://bookbrowsing.wordpress.com    Promotion Tips

for River Spirits
While filming a movie on the Bear Creek Indian
Reservation, the film crew trespasses on sacred ground, threats are made
against the female star, a missing woman is found by the Hairy Man, an actor
is murdered and Deputy Tempe Crabtree has no idea who is guilty. Once again,
the elusive and legendary Hairy Man plays an important role in this newest
Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five published novels, including
the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest River
from Mundania Press. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on
the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills
of the Sierra. Visit her at
http://fictionforyou.com and her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/
Contest: The winner will be the person who comments on the most
blog posts during the tour.
or she can either have a character in my next book named after them, or choose
an earlier book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series—either a paper book or

Oh, and I didn’t mention, I have a bunch of kids, grandkids and great grands I like to spend time with too.