In the past few years I've become addicted to my Google calendar. I don't know how I survived before I discovered it (well, actually I do: I used to buy yearly calendar books, Month at a Glance), but now the electronic one is front and center in my daily life. And I do mean front: I print out a monthly version and tack it on the corkboard literally at eye level in front of me. When it changes, which it does with alarming frequency, it's easy to print out the updated version. I can also keep an electronic archival copy. And, miracle of miracles, I even found a way to put the app for it on my smart phone!
For some reason, September this year is also filled with book-related events—there's a great crop of new books out. I've penciled in launch parties for new books by several friends, at different locations. I've been asked to give a talk at a long-established private club in Philadelphia, about my Museum Mysteries. Since one of their former speakers was Bram Stoker, I figure I'm in good company. My local Sisters in Crime chapter has arranged for a tour of the Mark Twain House in Hartford CT, one of the things on my bucket list. And I might include the mystery conference Bouchercon, which falls in the first weekend in October this year, so a bit of September is taken up with planning for that.
|The first autumn leaf in my garden|