It was a great weekend in Portland. A tad hectic, but definitely worthwhile. I was able to meet about thirteen friends and readers for dinner at Bugatti’s in Beaverton before the Saturday night signing at Borders, and then on Sunday really enjoyed my morning at the Celebrate Romance conference. In the photo above I’m with my friend Kari Andersen and she was wonderful all weekend, driving me to events and helping make sure I was at the right place at the right time. Thank you, Kari!!
Portland, however, is my last trip away until June, and will be my next to last author event until September (although I might do a book signing or two for Easy On The Eyes this summer in Hawaii). I still have the Northwest Women’s Show on my calendar for Sunday, March 29th here in Seattle, but that’s it. I’m having to decline speaking engagements and even book club appearances until after Mac arrives. I had another one of those comprehensive ultrasounds today and the doctor is encouraging me to do far less multi-tasking and far more eating, drinking protein shakes, and resting and I think I have to listen to his advice. As much as I love doing events and speaking, its just taking a lot out of me and Mac needs all the nourishment and rest I can give him.
So those of you who are able to join me on March 29th, do come to the show. And those of you who can’t, please stay in touch with me via email and my blog, and know that although I’m laying low, I’m not out of touch. I’m just sticking close to home, putting my feet up, and trying to give little Mac everything he needs to grow.