So I will be at Nelson Library this Sunday from 1:15 onwards... talk officially scheduled to start at 2pm.
I must say I was rather startled at the last library talk I gave to find a group sitting in rows in readiness for what I thought was the previous speaker. I was quickly informed that no, they were waiting patiently for the author to arrive.... gulp, me! And I was early!
Following Sunday's talk, Gary aka Kotzman and I are heading to our favourite summer haunt Pakawau along with our rescued greyhound Carter ( see pic below). I am scheduled for lunch and a talk at the Country Women's group there on Tuesday midday. That will be followed by beach walks and a stay at our favourite Pakawau camp ground. The following day, Wednesday 22nd April there is another library talk scheduled at Takaka Library at 1pm.
Friday evening I have been invited as guest at a local Book Club in Ruby Bay, to enjoy a special dinner and field some questions about Walking on Ice. What is great but also scary about this engagement, is that I know there are some high school teacher voracious readers in this group, and therefore I am expecting some pretty educated questions to answer...
so I must remember to stay with one glass of wine.
I will continue to hope that the cooler weather endures into next week- oh for a breeze from Alaska- so that I won't need fans, electric and hand held to cool my fevered brow. But anyway Oh What Fun I Am Having!