I’m at the Seattle airport waiting to catch my 11 am flight to Portland. I was supposed to be on the 9 am this morning but begged my publicist to change it so I could see my kids off to school. I’m at that point where I want to be mom more than author lady. The kids like me being mom, too, even if our dinner is a lame macaroni and cheese with steamed broccoli and tuna thrown in. Instant casserole. Yum, yum.
It’s raining here in Seattle and supposed to be stormy in Portland, too. In fact a big storm is predicted to hit the Pacific Northwest tonight and the weather guys are advising us to clean out our gutters and drains to prevent flooding. My kids are hoping for another power outage. I’m hoping to not get soaked running in and out of book stores as I do stock signings.
But Portland will have some toasty moments. My friend Teri Brown who writes for the Young Adult market (and has her first book coming out soon!!) is organizing a dinner for tonight with some of the Portland RWA members. I hear there are 11 of us meeting up at the Ram’s Head Pub before my signing and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone. Tomorrow I’ll speak and then sign books at the Women’s Show in Portland. My friend Kari has said she’s encouraged her friends to come meet me. I’m dragging a huge suitcase of fun promo giveaways to the show tomorrow so come say hi, drop Kari’s name or just make small talk and you shall be rewarded with some fun stuff.
They’re boarding my flight. Two days in Portland, a night at the gorgeous historic Heathman Hotel. Here we go.