I forgot to mention that I'm actually making headway on my e-mail. I've managed to deal with more than 500 e-mails (answering, deleting or filing), and now the list that shows up in my in-box window goes back more than a month, rather than just a few days. I still have a lot of mail to answer, so if you haven't received a response from me, you will. Eventually. And then I swear I'm not going to let it get so out-of-control again.
Before I head off to the conference, I've got a Girlfriends Cyber Circuit post about the latest book by Julie Kenner. If you're in the Dallas area and want to meet Julie (and me), there's a huge booksigning with something like 400 authors that will be taking place Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hyatt Regency downtown.
Kate Connor is the busiest – and most dangerous – mommy on the block! Having traded in her professional life for the rewarding (yet arguably less glamorous) duties of a stay-at-home mom, Kate – Wal-Mart shopper, loving wife – has recently rejoined the workforce. Reconciling her home obligations with the demanding needs of her job has proven tricky, however. Kate seems to have not one but two full-time jobs, and there’s no telling which takes more work: being a Level Four Demon Hunter or a Stay-At-Home Mom!
DEMONS ARE FOREVER: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, by Julie Kenner, is the third installment in the devilishly funny Demon series. These days, Kate Conner has a lot on her plate. Her daughter has figured out what she’s been up to, and wants to grow up to be just like her mom. Kate also has a sneaking suspicion that her dead husband is using the forces of darkness to filch the body of another human being. And her living husband isn’t exactly acting like the man she married either.
Moreover, Kate’s acquired a precious but deadly item that every demon within commuting distance wants. With husband woes wrecking havoc on her emotions, and an ambitious teenage protégée at her heels, this stay-at-home mom is putting in a lot of overtime.
If you aren't able to make it to the signing, you can buy the book from Amazon. For more info on Julie and her books, visit her web site.
Oh, and if you're going to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, standing in line at the movie theater is a good time to talk about your second-favorite magical series of books and maybe lure in some new readers. Hint, hint. :-)