Ladies & Gents:
Some news! My book launch party will be at the Haddonfield Running Company on March 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. I will make a speech or some such thing around 7. It's also a fundraiser for Team Foster. One dollar from every book sold at the event will go toward their work, which includes getting vets with combat-related injuries puppies. Books and puppies. I know this is a hard sell. You can see all the details here. Thanks to the Haddonfield Running Company, InkwoodNJ and River Horse Brewing Company for being event sponsors. Yes it's kid and baby friendly.
I'm working on scheduling more events, including ones in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston and more. I'm hoping to add a Texas swing, too. AND THERE'S MORE: I'll also be sharing my new book website and a pre-order contest soon. Also, if you're on Goodreads, my publisher is doing something fun starting Feb. 1. Stay tuned!
Want me to come to your city or town? Let me know by replying to this newsletter! There's a lot of factors in choosing where to do an event, and "how many people will come" is one of them.
Not much else to share. I have 15 separate things due before I leave for vacation, so I'm off!
"Running and losing weight don't always go together," for The Philadelphia Inquirer
From the Blog
"Week 2: Walt Disney World's…interesting 'jogging' site." Alternate title: "LOOK AT THAT TRACK SUIT"
What I'm Watching
Murdoch Mysteries. I'd never heard of this show, but Netflix's algorithm suggested it. At first, I thought it was familiar, then realized that it was the first thing I watched when I got to Canada this summer. It's fun: mysteries that are always solved at the end of the show, with sprinklings of historical figures thrown in. So far, we've had Nicholas Tesla, Harry Houdini, Arthur Conan Doyle (twice!) and more. I had some very tedious work to do last week, so I also watched two documentaries through the PBS app: In Defense of Food (I read the book so no surprises here) and Inside Einstein's Mind (nifty).
What I'm Reading
I finished Tomatoland by Berry Estabrook. In a recent blog post, I wrote that by trying to eat fresh and local year around, I "learned that salad doesn't always come with a tomato." I'm so glad that's the case now after being more than half way through this book. Not only do winter tomatoes from Florida taste like crap, but the industry there had a long history of human rights abuses. The book is quick read too. Eye opening. Now I'm onto Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. I'm reading it for one simple reason: it was the best option at the Little Free Library that day.