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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Off to California

I'm heading for the Golden State soon for a book tour, taking my dog and pony. Well, my slide show, anyway. The dog didn't want to come and I couldn't find a trained pony. I'll be moving fast--catch me if you can!

Thursday, August 2
Berkeley, 2 PM, Janet Rudolph’s Literary Salon
This event is open to the public, but in a private home. Email Janet at janet@mysteryreaders.org for directions and to RSVP.

Friday, August 3
A visit to the Sacramento Zoo for fun, then--
Sacramento, 7 PM, Avid Reader, 1600 Broadway

Saturday, August 4
Orange, CA, 3 PM, Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Avenue

Sunday, August 5
South Pasadena, CA, 12 Noon, Book’em Mysteries, 1118 Mission St.  

Redondo Beach, CA, 2:30 PM. Mysterious Galaxy Books. 2810 Artesia Blvd.

Monday, August 6A day at Los Angeles Zoo and home!

Me, after this tour

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Seattle: Pictures from Woodland Park Zoo

I was in Seattle last weekend. Spent Friday at the zoo having a wonderful time, then spoke with Pattie Beaven's zoo book club. I "appeared" at Seattle Mystery Bookshop on Saturday (here's the blog I helped write), then Third Place Books. A great weekend. But about those pictures...

I got to meet Ray, a Malayan Tapir, and feed him carrots and sweet potatoes. What a gorgeous animal!

Treats? Did someone mention treats?

Teeth and a strange tongue

Cute white rims to his ears. No, he's not eating the fence.

And adorable toes, perfect for getting around in swamps

Thursday, July 19, 2012

North to Alaska... well, not really

I am off to Seattle at dawn-thirty tomorrow!

I'll see Woodland Park Zoo and friends, maybe test my event slide show on the real experts.

Saturday: Seattle Mystery Bookshop at noon. Third Place Books at 6:30.

Sunday: The King Tut exhibit with a friend, then home again, home again, jiggity jig

All jigged out.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturation posting

I'm am all over the interwebs! Here's a list of recent guest blogs where you can learn my Innermost Secrets and Deep Thoughts. To the extent I have any of either.

Book Pleasures   An interview that got maybe a tad too frank? You be the judge.
The Book Case Inspiring Readers to Action
OmniMystery News  Where Baby Plots Come From. Yes, under a cabbage leaf. Don't miss the contest.
Gifts That Give  Trying to save the world one mystery at a time
The Page 69 Test  Just what it sounds like

Ooops! Almost forgot one: Jenny Milchman's Made It Moment

And if that's not enough:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Endangered by Ann Littlewood


by Ann Littlewood

Giveaway ends July 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Passionate Plotting"

The Book Case, which is the blog for The Book Page (a huge book review site), kindly hosted a guest blog I wrote about incorporating issues important to me in my book plots.

Click HERE for the full rant.

Hey! Calm down!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free is a very good price!

Faithful reader,

Here is your chance at a reward. Hie thee to Goodreads (a fine site for sharing information about books you've read) and enter the drawing to win a free copy--hard cover no less, signed even--of Endangered, which will be delivered to the address of your choice by a uniformed representative of the US Government.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Endangered by Ann Littlewood


by Ann Littlewood

Giveaway ends July 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Endangered Flies Free!

Yes, Endangered is now Officially Released. I am thrilled, exhausted, slightly delirious.

I've been neglecting this blog in favor of guest blogs. Here's one that went up today, Jenny Milchman's "Made It Moment" blog. I got lots of  those moments!

And heads up--there will be contests to win free books. Watch this blog.

An early reader--Major loved it, I'm told.