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What are you up to in February?

Aside from working on Dead Doris, I've got lots of exciting stuff happening this month:

February 5th: QUIZ NEWS
This coming Saturday is the closing date for those wishing to risk their sanity by braving the twisted logic and excruciating puns featured in THE 2nd CUNNING, CRYPTIC, CLUE, CONUNDRUM, THING. If you haven't yet taken a stab at it, be warned: The extra questions and the addition of some decoy answers have tripped up quite a few contestants so far. 

February 12th: JACK KETCHUM at East Brunswick Library (NJ) 
On Saturday, February 12th, the GSHW meeting at East Brunswick Library, NJ, features a talk on 'Creating believable  characters' by author (and by all accounts, darn fine speaker), Jack Ketchum.  It should be a lot of fun.

Later this month, all that snow we've been hit with will melt, and we all know what that means. That's right, Puddles! The 2011 season of The Meager Puddle of Limelight Awards kick-offs on Monday, February 14th, when the search begins for the winner of this year's award for Best Short Story Title.

February 15th: MANCHESTER LIBRARY (New Jersey)  
On Tuesday, February 15th, I've been invited down to Manchester Library, NJ, to give an intimate talk to the good folks of the Manchester (NJ) Writer's Circle about marketing. It's an afternoon do (2:00 - 4:00pm), but if you'd like to come along, I'd love to see you there.

February 17th: MONMOUTH COUNTY LIBRARY (HQ), Manalapan (New Jersey)
On Thursday, Feb 17th, I'll be at MCL(HQ), Manalapan for the regular verbal critique group meeting of The Monmouth Creative Writers Group. 7:00 - 9:30pm - New members welcome.
February 25th: TREEHOUSE CAFÉ, Audobon (New Jersey) 
On Friday, Feb 25th, I'll be giving my talk, Have Blog, Want Readers? at the TREEHOUSE CAFÉ in Audobon. Kick-off: 7:30pm.

February 26th: PALMER LIBRARY (PA)
On Saturday, February 26th, I'll be in Pennsylvania, to hear Blood-Red Pencil contributing editor (and my good friend), Kathryn Craft, give a presentation on final edits, followed by a workshop on book pitching at the regular GLVWG meeting at Palmer Library, PA.


How about you?

What are you up to in February?


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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 3rd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
A busy writer-fellow, eh, Jon? Woohoo! Lots of great stuff. Have a BLAST!
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Lol, you know, I didn't think I had that much happening this month until I started writing this post :)
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm at one convention (Boskone). The rest of the time I will be immersed in shoveling snow and copyedits for my next novel (Fox and Phoenix).
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
I've heard good things about Boskone. Are you on any panels there?
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I love Boskone, apart from the weather. *g*

The program is still preliminary, but at this point, I'm on two panels: How is YA Different? and Cads, Bounders, Seducers, and Other Ladykillers. Hopefully I'll have a reading and a kaffeeklatsch as well, but those haven't been scheduled yet.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Excellent! That Cads and bounders one sounds like fun :)
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
I know the other panelists, so I can assure you it will be very naughty lots of fun!
Feb. 3rd, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Feb 5th for Jack? I thought it was the 12th.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Oops! I wondered who'd be the first to notice that deliberate mistake ;)

Thanks for spotting that one, Ed :)
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
As far as activities for the month, alas I will be mostly absent from everything. I've a little travel coming up, but nothing for writing. Will even miss this month's GSHW meeting. Do try to manage to have fun in my absense. I know it's a challenge. :P
Feb. 3rd, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Will do :)
Feb. 4th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Well, the Chinese winter holiday starts and ends a couple of weeks later than the American, so my teaching job doesn't start up again for another couple of weeks. I've been feeling pretty lazy, so I've made a list of things to do six days a week: Meditate, review my Chinese, exercise, and write. I even have this little book calender to keep track and keep me honest.
Feb. 4th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
To-do lists are incredibly useful, I think.
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