I’m not really sure where January, February, March, April and May have all gotten themselves off to, but I hope they’re having fun. It seems like just a day or two ago I was struggling to remember to write 2017 on things instead of 2016 (or the inexplicable occasions where I wrote 1996….what?), and here we are on the first of June.
We sent May out with a bang though. My niece graduated high school on Tuesday. She is the youngest of my brother’s kids, and I couldn’t be more proud of the woman she is becoming. The school she graduated from is one of the top 1% of schools in the country and her classmates are all amazing students, most of whom will be attending four year universities and colleges in the fall.
I got back from all of that frivolity last night, and when I woke up this morning it was June. Already, my calendar is jam packed for the month.
Starting this weekend when I will be at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California signing (and selling) books. I will have copies of my two novels, Forever and Through Shade and Shadow as well as my small collection of poetry. Sale pricing is $12 each for the novels and $2.50 for the poetry collection.
I can take cash, credit cards and paypal. It should be a fun day for the whole family. With all of the vendors and authors, there should be something for everyone!
San Francisco Pride is at the end of the month, for a completely different festival to bookend the month. Pride likewise has something for just about everyone. If you come out to one or both days of Pride remember to wear sunscreen, dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and please consider dropping a dollar (or more) into one of those pink buckets. Every penny goes to support the organization that creates the festival and/or the organizations that take care of our community.
Somewhere between those bookends, I will be taking a couple of days to head out to Yosemite with my mother, to enjoy some nature and some truly breathtaking views, like this one, which I took on my last trip to Yosemite in 2010.
But for now, I should go pour my second cup of coffee and get to working the day job. Hope you all have a pleasant day!