Back on Track

Oh my! February is more than half over!

After three years of dodging COVID, it finally caught us and wrung out any hope of getting anything done. The virus kept my husband, and me isolated, sick, and cranky for two weeks. I am so grateful we were both vaccinated and updated on the boosters. It would have been a terrible mess if either of us had more severe symptoms. 

Fortunately, we recovered in time for our trip to Arizona. We stayed at the Grand Canyon Village, amazed at the beauty and incredible sights. We had a great time visiting Flagstaff, Tucson, Walnut Canyon and Saguaro National Parks. The best part of our trip was visiting our Robyn and her Tommy. In between hiking and touring, we completed many wedding details.

Now that I am home, unpacked, and staring at the piles of laundry, my list of stuff to get DONE NOW has grown exponentially. Where to begin?

What I can do is share an assemblage of bookish author dates to share. Perhaps you can come to an event or two. 

*February 23rd   9:30 am Interview with Gianna Volpe, NPR WLIW-FM Heart of the East End program  

*March 1st    Author-Illustrator Night at Francis X Hegarty Elementary School Island Park, NY

*March 1-4   2023 Women in Publishing Summit This is a virtual conference and covers everything you need to know about writing and the publishing world. Don’t miss this! Click HERE

*March 4th   Islip Arts Council LIAG Author presentation: Grand Prompts to Ask Your Grands 1:00 pm   Westfield Mall, Bayshore, NY

*April 15th    Daughter’s Wedding Day! (i know, it’s not a bookish event, but will take a lot of attention and energy)

*April 17th   The Literacy Expo-Happy Dreamers Middle Country Central School District

*April 20th   Author-Illustrator Night at Manorhaven Elementary School, Port Washington NY

*March 31st   Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School Becoming America’s Stories Book Talk 

*May 3rd    Massapequa Library, Massapequa NY Children’s Historical Fiction presentation 

*May 7th    Book signing at A Book Place Boutique, Riverhead  TBA

*May 9th    Famous Seaweed Soup LAUNCH DAY Stay tuned for launch day festivities

May 14th   Mother’s Day

*May 28th  East End Arts CouncilMosaic Street Festival all day!

*June 7th   Author-Illustrator Night at New Hyde Park—Garden City Park School District NY

Stay tuned for added events and schedule changes. 

Great BIG Thanks and appreciation go out to Natalie the Explorer who keeps the Weekend Coffee Share percolating.

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10 thoughts

  1. Hi, Antoinette – I am sorry that COVID finally found you. Richard and I came down with COVID this past September and it was not fun. Not fun at all! I am glad that you are feeling better. That is a very impressive list of Author dates that you have. That’s totally awesome. (Laundry can always wait)! 😀

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  2. Antoinette, I’m glad you and your husband recovered in time for your AZ trip. You seem to have an amazing level of energy to manage that impressive list of author dates. Thank you for your weekend coffee share. Have a great week ahead!

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  3. Hi Antoinette, I am a first-time visitor from Natalie’s weekend coffee share. I’ll read a few posts to learn more about you, but I assume you are an author with a very busy promotional schedule. That list makes my head dizzy. I certainly understand why finding time to do laundry is a concern. My husband and I also had Covid nine months ago and it seems to be making the rounds again in our town. Glad you got past it with relative ease. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share. It’s a terrific challenge and great way to meet bloggers. Yes, I am a children’s book author. My latest picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup is due out May 9th.

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