Monthly Archives: May 2003


Didn’t Give Up

Friday morning was rough. I had been up till 1am the night before preparing for giving the BEA tour I had promised. I also made sure my publishing resume was updated, on good paper, and on hand should the spontaneous need for it come about. Both of those were enough […]


Sand at BEA

Susan and Krista designed us a stellar booth this year. Blue ocean backdrop, beach chairs, beach mats, sand buckets, and a “Gone to the Beach” sign replaced old fabrics, shipping trunks and baskets. Yes, the focus of the booth was Sand in My Bra and man the response has been […]


Getting Set Up at BEA

Krista, Susan, and Alex had a fairly simple time setting up the booth today. Comparatively to the past few years anyway. They say it looks good, if anyone will get to see it. Yep, we got stuck in a far corner of the West Hall and apparently it's terrible for […]


Friday Night Get Together

If you can't make BEA but still want to say hello, see Sand in My Bra, or feed your face on good $1.95 Happy Hour treats, please come join the fun Friday night. DATE: Friday May 30, 2003 WHERE: McCormicks and Schmick’s MORE SPECIFICALLY WHERE: The bar, 33 West Fifth […]


An Overview Tour at BEA

Since I've been blabbering so much about coming to BEA, and there are a handful of you that have taken action on this, I've decided to give an overview tour to help minimize the confusion before you make your way through the aisles. While I don’t know everything about BEA, […]


Still Working on the Book Proposal

I made major progress with the book proposal this weekend. I got fifteen chapters lined up with catchy titles and suggestive and intriguing teasers. I also added a major feature to the book which will make it more unique. While I’m still working on the overview, my good friend Dana […]


Travelers’ Tales at BEA

Travelers' Tales will be at booth #3756 Friday – Sun at the Book Expo of America. Jen Leo will be signing free autographed copies of Sand in My Bra in the traditional autographing area in Kentia Hall (downstairs from the main hall) at Table #8 from 12:00 – 12:30pm on […]


Press kits are done

Pink and black is a running color theme with Sand in My Bra marketing materials. I finished the press kits, and they are nice and shiny just the way I like them. We kept them light with a press release, PW review sheet, Editor bio, and two sample chapters. We […]


Oot and Aboot!

Confirmation came in this morning that more than 1000 copies of Sand in My Bra are on shelves in Canadian bookstores. Our rep checked in to say that they are selling well. Susan reminded me that we have five Canadian contributors to Sand. I sure hope that I can get […]


Sand at Book Passage

Book Passage is probably the common link between all travel writers in the Bay Area. It is where we've always gone to see travel writers on tour, where we've taken classes, and attended or taught at the annual Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, and where we, if we're lucky, get […]