I was interviewed by a journalist I really admire for one of the local weekly papers. I think the feature is being printed on my birthday.
Wish You Were Here is being reviewed next month in a magazine I love and have been reading for almost 15 years. I am so excited about seeing that review!
I’ve seen the cover painting for The Dangerous Type, but it isn’t finalized yet, so I can’t share. I adore it! I’m going to need to make some extremely minor changes in the book to match the cover better, but I’m excited to do that because:
1) Someone painted a cover for my book — that’s a dream come true!
2) The artist totally got what I wanted for the character. Before I saw the painting, Raena was just words and a hazy image in my head. Now she’s sort of a real person.
I apologize for all the vagueness. Hopefully, I can reveal more soon.
In the meantime, I’ve been working on my slides for my talk about the pioneer cemeteries of San Francisco at the Death Salon next month. That’s been a process of whittling down all the stuff I know and making it fit the time I’m allotted. I am really, really excited to talk about San Francisco’s history at Fort Mason — and I cannot wait to see all my Death Salon muses again.
And we got a new kitten. She was feral and has needed a lot of love and attention, more than I expected. I know pets are supposed to bring your blood pressure down and extend your life, but my last two new pets have had the opposite effect. Hopefully, she will adjust to the fact that people like to move around and settle in at last. Her name is Amulet.
Finally, I wrote a series last week about the National AIDS Memorial Grove on CemeteryTravel. I’m really pleased with how the pieces turned out. Please check them out starting here: http://cemeterytravel.com/2014/09/16/touched-by-a-cemetery-the-national-aids-memorial-grove/.