It's been a while since I've posted any updates so here is the latest. State of Nature was proof copy ordered Friday and received Saturday but I didn't make it to the post office in time to know it was there already (I love printing through createspace.com because I get my books so quickly), so I had to run to post office this morning to pick up package. The first thing I noticed when I pulled the book out of the package is that the spine has the number 5 at the top instead of 6 (State of Nature is book six in the series). It has been a long, hard road getting this book out (I didn't really like the story, took forever to edit simple things that could've taken me just a few minutes to do; took me two or three times to upload the interior and/or full cover for whatever reason; now that I must reorder another proof copy, another delay). Once this copy is fixed up and I've resubmitted, I'm hoping to be able to do proof copy and approval very shortly afterwards.
I am heading to Columbia this coming Saturday for an event - Olympia Fest - so hope I do well with the crowd. Am not sure if I'll have prizes for the kids and let them play a game or not; will have to see how I feel Friday and how many prizes and what not I have available since I have some events coming up in May, June and July and August that I know I'll need to update my prizes for because of doing my "Writing Roads" workshop and one I'm actually doing my "Draw and Tell" workshop (that is easy - they get bookmarks they can color and their own booklet to draw their story - it's just the other workshop requires different prizes for the members of each team; am thinking of getting rid of the Halloween stuff I have left over from this past October. Will keep you posted.