Thursday, March 23, 2006

Books, Blogs, and other alliterative items

My mind has been in the Big Apple a lot lately. My Agent! is there working hard to sell my next novel, "Teacup Travels," a stand-alone sequel to "Parvenue Throws A Party." Naturally I'm distracted by the thought that editors at big publishing houses are looking at my manuscript (maybe even right now!). Also, I'm going to New York next month for a writers' conference. I'm so excited. It's been too long since I paid a visit. Hubby and Girlie are tagging along to take in some sights while I'm at the conference. If you have any suggestions for seven-year-old sightseeing in N.Y., I'm all ears. She loves art museums so we're not completely without a plan but she'll only want to visit one or two. As for blogging, I've been asked to give a talk to the Tampa Writer's Alliance in May about book/self promotion on the web. I'm going to try a few experiments between now and then so that I can relate some more personal experience. I'm open to suggestions for experiments too. Of course I'll be relating my experiences with blogging to the group. Finally, burns. Can somebody recommend a brand of casual dishes that you can put in the microwave and not burn the shit out of your hands when you take them out? Every day it's the same thing. I should be on Candid Camera. I try to use hot pads but I end up dunking them in my oatmeal or dropping the bowl. Help is needed. Thanks.

7 comments:

LawNut said...

For fun kid-stuff to do in the City, check out http://www.ny.com/kids/ - they have plenty of good suggestions and also recommend a couple of books like Frommers for child-approved activities - enjoy your stay in the Big Apple!! :-)

Wendy Boucher said...

Thank you, lawnut. I'm a former law nut myself. I'll check out the site!

Gail said...

Hi Wendy, I traveled over from Mindy's. I like your blog. Anyway, I have Correlle dishes and they don't usually get hot in the microwave. I think it's time for a new set though. Mine are 25 years old and my kids are constantly telling me how out of date they are.

Gail said...

Back again. I know I've heard the title of your book before but I can't remember where. Has it been publicized on television or in a magazine?

Wendy Boucher said...

Hi Gail! Welcome and THANKS for the Correlle suggestion. I'd forgotten all about that brand. I'm shopping immediately!

Also, re: your next post, if you got here via Mindy's blog, most likely you read her review (thumbs up) of my book on her blog awhile back.

L said...

regarding the plates: I think Corell makes some plates where they're not too hot afterwards...

L said...

oops! I see someone else beat me to it :)