ALMOST GRL!

2015-featuredauthorWell, it’s less than a week until we start rolling in to GRL in San Diego. I don’t know if you’ve been monitoring the weather, but we’ve been having a major run of hot weather since about August. With the hotel being right on the water, it won’t be quite so bad (mid 80’s) as it is inland, but it’ll be very, very nice beach weather. It IS October though, so the evenings are getting cool. Especially right on the ocean, where the nights can cloud over. If you plan to go out, a sweater or light jacket will be a good idea.

Moving on now, unfortunately, I’m still going to be on crutches next week. My doctor says I’m healed, but I’m still building up the strength and flexibility in the ankle and foot. As a result, I’ll be off the sand for the Dine With An Author Event. This is no big deal, I just hate having to admit I have a physical limitation!

 photo Final Line Bookmark 10102015.jpgMy Author’s Lounge is the B Group on Friday. Anyone who visited me during the lounge last year will agree that I was very successful with my arrangement, so I’ll try to do the same thing this year. Again, I’ll be limited by how long my ankle holds up. The Lounge is a good thing because no one cares how long you all linger to talk. The line for the signings has to keep moving, but during the Lounge, I’ll chat with you as long as you want.

My Book Signing is Saturday, in the Del Mar Room. I’m bringing ZERO print books with me, so make sure to supply your own. You’d have to check with my two publishers to see if they’ll have any available. In lieu of print books, I’ll have postcards and bookmarks available to be signed. Signed bookmarks are great, cause you can tuck them into the book.

 photo GRL New Release 10082015.jpgI believe I’m doing a reading, but I don’t know when that is, yet, because I slid in as an author so late. Mama Kris says I should read an excerpt from A Gentle Kind of Strength, which comes out November 6th. I might, but I might also read an excerpt from Soul Sick. Or take requests???? We’ll see.

For everyone who remembers the costume ball 2 years ago, and the accidental matching costumes Kris and I wore, we DELIBERATELY coordinated this year. We have comic books in common, but one of us is a hero, the other is a villain. You have to wait to see who is who.

 photo soulsick_bookmark.jpgOn the home front, it’s taking me longer to get off the crutches than I had thought. Also, the harder I work at it, the more often my foot swells up. I can’t even get a shoe on that doesn’t lace up (the laces let me expand the shoe enough to fit). My doctor said I’m completely healed, I’m taking calcium to offset the minor osteoporosis that developed from non-use, my atrophied calf muscle is almost completely back to normal, but the muscles and tendons in my foot and ankle do NOT seem to want to regain their elasticity. I keep working on it, though.

 photo SotP Bookmark 10102015.jpgIt’s a good thing Winston went to the groomer yesterday. It’s hotter than hell today and even with his short little haircut, he and the other 3 dogs are all panting like crazy. He’d be miserable if he still had the same amount of hair he had yesterday, cause he has an unusually thick and wooly coat. His sire was imported from Brazil, so he doesn’t have all the health issues that over-bred Yorkies have, and he also has a much thicker coat than most Yorkies. Right now, he’s laying his tummy on the kitchen floor, trying to stay cool.

Okey doke, that about covers it. Now it’s all about packing for the drive down to San Diego. Wish me luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendall McKenna

Kendall mckenna love & dog tags Kendall McKenna is an author of M/M erotic romance novels. Kendall McKenna’s first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time. She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things. Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues. A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms, introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.

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