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Category Archives: Vikk’s Signings and Events

BlogHOUSTON gains new blogger: Me

Big announcement today, folks. I’ve joined the blogHOUSTON team and will be chatting it up about Houston. You can find my first post about–what else?–Houston bookstores. If you’ve a mind to, stop by and say hello.

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Texas History Hits the Road

I’d like to say that life is getting back to normal; however, I’m not sure what normal is anymore. Life at Borders has been busy due to the nearly 2-week interruption by Hurricane Rita, and I suddenly find it’s time for the Texas Book Festival and my first appearance on the “author’s list” and on…

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Association of Authors and Publishers wants to know more about the blogging life

Houston has an interesting writers group known as the Authors and Publishers Association (AAP), and they want to know more about the blogging life. They have asked yours truly to speak about my experiences as a blogger the past couple of years and how I’ve integrated them into my writing life. I’ve known about the…

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Booksignings, book festivals, and new releases clutter up an already messy life

The busy life of an author continues…this week my co-author and I will be at the Barnes and Noble inĀ  Town & Country (Houston, TX) on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If you’re in the area, please drop by and say hello. The publicist assigned to us by our publisher sent us an…

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Promotion, promotion, promotion

Writers like to think that if only they could get their book published, life would become smooth-sailing. It’s a nice thought. The truth is more work and upheavel set in. While writing, you keep your eye on the final goal: publication. With the release of the book, you have a brief nanosecond to reflect and…

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Update on my writing life and the joys of booksignings

My co-author and I have had two booksignings. The first at Blue Willow Bookshop, an independent bookstore, and the other this past Saturday at Borders-The Fountains in Stafford. We count them as great successes. Next we travel to the Clear Lake-Webster area (think NASA) for a signing on Saturday, June 11 from 2:00 pm –…

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Press releases, marketing and booksignings

With the advent of a new book, booksignings are inevitable and creating press releases is the norm. I spent most of last night emailing press releases to various local print media outlets. I already have bookmarks, postcards and business cards as a result of the TLA and IRA conferences, so that’s a major task already…

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TLA Conference, booksignings, writer’s magazines, and cntests

My marketing experiment for Exploring Texas History: Weekend Adventures continues, but life goes on and so does this blog. Next week I’ll be attending the annual Texas Librarian Association conference (TLA) in Austin. I have at least three scheduled booksignings. As a member of the SCBWI-Houston Speaker’s Cooperative, I’ll be there with a group of…

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Interested in writing for children?

Just a quick note to remind everyone that I’ll be part of SCBWI-Houston’s Academy 101 tomorrow. The event lasts all day and you can just show up in the morning. There is still room. If you’re interested in learning about writing for children, this is the group to go to for the best information. And,…

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New resolutions, new opportunities, new writer events

Well, it’s a new year and I’m sure we all have brand spanking new resolutions. Perhaps one of them is to wade a little deeper into the realm of writing. If writing for children interests you, then the SCBWI-Houston chapter has a couple of events that range from a solid getting-back-to-basics Academy 101 to a…

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Stop by and chat with me tonight at 9:00 pm est at WordMuseum.com

Author Cornelia Amiri contacted me a while ago and asked if I would be her guest author tonight on her regularly scheduled chat sessions at  Word Museum. I’m delighted to have been asked and to have this opportunity, and I hope you’ll take the time to check in, say hello, and ask questions about my…

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News and booksignings

Another day closer to Christmas and the holiday fever increases. I’m very happy I’m finished with the shopping. I received a Christmas gift early last night when my California writer-friend, Deb, called and said was coming down and could I pick her up Tuesday, tomorrow, evening at the airport. I’m SURE we’ll get losts of…

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