The Care Giving Seminar at the Mayo Library went into overtime last night. Had a great audience with some very good questions. The cart and the crisis bag were hits. Since the cart wouldn’t fit into the car, I had to make do with a picture which I gave away in the parking lot. Thanks to Cindy of the library staff we were able to have the extra time to sell books and get all the questions answered. Had great feedback on the presentatation. A great night!
I have been invited to do a mini seminar on care giving at the Mayo Library this May 10 at 6pm. The program will be approximately an hour long and very interactive. I love questions from the audience.
Care Giving: Real Life Answers is getting more and more attention. With so many of our population trying to find solutions that enable them to stay in their homes, the need for answers is increasing. I am delighted to find that a number of people are turning to books like mine for help. All of us age and most of us want to keep our homes, the places where we have built memories.
Care Giving: Real Life Answers has a number of labor saving tips as well many suggestions on how to make your home age friendly. There is also information on dealing with hospitals, doctors, emergency room trips and, the scary one, medical insurance and the bills that come with it. In short, I did my best, after forty plus years of care giving, to include every tip or trick I learned by trial and error.
I will be participating in a Care Giving Conference hosted by the Thomasville Road Baptist Church on April 9, 2016 starting at 8:30 am. Speakers are Alice Pomidor, MD, professor of geriatric medicine at the FSU College of Medicine and Kathy Mims, director of Senior Adult and Women’s ministries, First Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia.
This is a half day event that will include a panel discussion with lively interaction from the audience.
Thursday is starting off so Beautifully! Sun is shining, flowers are blooming and I am getting so much work done on promotion and the books. Checked in with ACX about Chase the Fire audio release date as well as advertising. Also, I am very low on books for signing and I have a number of appearances scheduled for the coming two weeks. First thing this morning, I ordered more copies of Choices, Care Giving: Real Life Answers & Chase The Fire for the upcoming events.
Next on the agenda is mowing on the farm. The tractor and I have a date. Then it is off to the plant nursery. I have my eye on some more plants. I guess last week’s truck bed full wasn’t quite enough and the four that I added to the new plantings yesterday wasn’t either. What can I say? I have no will power when it comes to plants.
So many things going on with the books that is tricky to keep up with it all. April is full to almost overflowing with dates, starting this weekend.
Springtime Tallahassee is coming up soon, this Saturday to be exact. I think it is going to be a lot of fun for all of us at the Tallahassee Writers Association booth. Hope anyone in the area stops by to say hello. I will have all three titles available for sale. I am trying to get the audio for Care Giving: Real Life Answers as well but I don’t think it will be here soon enough.
Chase The Fire’s audio is completed and is now in the quality control process. So Chase should be available soon. I am really looking forward to the launch. This audio took a bit longer than Care Giving: Real Life Answers. Unfortunely, the narrator lost her voice and had to take a break. But she pulled it off and did a great job as always.
The flyer for the Care Givers Seminar is here. I am delighted to be in this group of experts. Care Giving is a growing trend in this country. There are few families which won’t be touched by this aspect of life.
With so many events scheduled in this first quarter, it is time to brush up my biography and picture. Since I have both fiction and nonfiction books out, I will need two different sets. The L3X Extravaganza is a much larger event than I first thought. Newspaper coverage is already in the works for it and for the Care Givers Seminar at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church. The audio version of Chase the Fire is also coming along so, at the moment, I am juggling a number to creative balls.
Really good day with the books. Care Giving: Real Life Answers, Chase the Fire and Choices will be very busy in April.
April 8 I will be giving a workshop on Character development for the Life Long Learning Extravaganza.
April 9 Chase the Fire, Choices & Care Giving: Real Life Answers will be for sale at the Tallahassee Writers Association Booth at Word of South Festival.
On the morning of the 9th, I will be a panelist/speaker in a Conference on Care Giving hosted by the Thomasville Road Baptist Church.
Audition day for the audio book of Chase The Fire. Annette, my favorite narrator, has sent a great audition once again. Love the flow she is giving the book even in this small test. With her schedule and mine, it looks as though we will get the audio version out near the end of February. Can’t wait.
Care Giving: Real Life Answers is also getting attention. I am talking with a group that is putting together a conference on care giving. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for next week. I am delighted to be considered for this project. So fingers crossed all goes well.