So...in case you couldn't tell from the post title, my book launch is coming up this Friday. I'm having it at Flowery Trail Coffeehouse again, from 2 to 5 in the afternoon, and my husband is providing music. The exciting part is that his new album has just become available, so we're turning the event into a sort of album release party as well. So...music, books, coffee...what else could you possibly want?
On the current writing front, I'm picking up some older projects which were left in the dust when Violet Shadows ran away with me. Two of them are vying for my attention at present, so I'm not about to complain. More on that as it develops.
Making a foray up into the mountains with my mother tomorrow to pick huckleberries. (for those of you who do not live in the Inland Northwest, yes, there is a berry called a huckle (berry) and they are delicious!) We generally try to go several times every year in the late summer. We then freeze most of the berries and hoard them like squirrels, metering them out carefully to make them last all winter. You can buy them, of course, for $30 a gallon...but then you miss the fun of hiking all over the beautiful mountains looking for them and coming down with hands that look like you've murdered somebody...and you still have to pay $30. Of course, I wouldn't sell mine at all, even for more than that, and you can tell how much I like you if you come to my house and I break into the huckleberry store...or not.