Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winding Down and Heading Out

February has been kind of the Month of Crazy. I've been hosting my second semi-annual Contest of Olympic Proportion over on my personal blog (aka 17 days of great giveaways from fabulous authors--be sure to check out this Saturday's contest and you're sure to see some familiar books up for grabs).

I've also been getting ready for an adventurous trip. And when I say "adventurous" I mean a seven week trek that will take me from east coast to west coast, from Quebec, Canada, to Houston, Texas, and a few places in between. I'll be meeting with my editor and colleagues in New York, making a professional appearance at the Texas Library Association conference, and playing it casual as a tourist in climates ranging from freezing winter to potentially tropical spring.

The hardest part so far has been the planning. Since I won't be in any one location more than five days, that's a lot of hotel and transportation reservations. And because I'll be changing lodgings every few days I'm trying to keep my packing down. Way down. We're talking a purse/tote bag and a carry-on suitcase.

We'll see on Monday (my departure date) how well I succeed.


Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp (out now!)
Forgive My Fins (Katherine Tegen Books, June 2010)

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TinaFerraro said...

Sounds very exciting, Tera! What are the puppy's plans? (Daisy?) Staying with your folks?

The Golfing Librarian said...

Sounds like you're "livin' large"! Any plans to be near GA?

sarah said...

If you have to - ship clothes to Sharie! heheh.

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Thanks guys!

@Tina Daisy will be staying with the parents. It was part of the bargain when I got her! ;-)

@Chuck Nope, other than Houston, I won't be any farther south than New York and San Francisco.

@sarah Yes, that's always an option.

Llehn said...

Have fun!

Wendy Toliver said...

Have a nice time, Tera! Last time I went to Alaska I had to pack about as light as you are and my only problem was wearing one pair of shoes for so many weeks. No matter how comfy they were to begin with, I tossed them in the Salvation Army donation box the instant I was home.

Heather Davis said...

Yay! Can't wait to see you on your West Coast Swing, Tera!