My author website is live –

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
– Anna Quindlen, from How Reading Changed My Life

My author photo for my book jacket. My mom's group moms have joked that it is a "fierce" look. Photo credit to the fabulously gifted Robert Milton. Thank you, Robert!

My author photo for my book jacket. The moms in my mom’s group have joked that it is a “fierce” look, which is punctuated by my black leather jacket. Yup. Photo credit to the fabulously gifted Robert Milton. Thank you, Robert!

My last post was from our last day of our Italian holiday – more than a month ago. So much has happened since then. I still haven’t caught my breath, but it’s time to get up to speed on what’s been happening with my novel.

When we came back from Italy, I hit the ground running with endless edits and proofing. I’m still not done yet, but Monday, August 10th, is my day of reckoning. The bound galley comes in and it’s my last chance to make any changes. I think I’ve read my novel about eight times in the span of five weeks.

At any rate, all the while, I had been working with a web designer to build my author website. I’m excited to say that I launched it this past week and announced it on Facebook to some great accolades from my FB friends. I created my Facebook author page, although I haven’t had time to build it out beyond creating it.

So, without further ado, I present my author website – Let me know what you think of it!

My novel ships from the printer August 28th, with arrival to Eastwind Books of Berkeley on September 2nd, just in time to bring with me to Bold Step: the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike event over Labor Day Weekend. I’ll be doing a reading that Saturday evening, September 5th, at the Filipino Community Hall in Delano, and I’ll also be manning a table for my book. Check out my website for more information and events.