Last week I blogged a bit about my upcoming relaunch of Miles of Files and the accompanying blog tour. This week, I’m not delivering just more of the same. Other exciting events are afoot!

First off, I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to be hosting another guest here in two short weeks: the fabulous Marie Lavender, who has got to be one of the most prolific novelists I’ve ever encountered, at least in real life.

Marie was kind enough to feature me on her blog when I was just starting a year or so ago. When I began getting ready for this blog tour, hers was one of the first names that came to mind. Turned out she had a new book coming out (go figure), and it launched yesterday. You can find more details here.

We’re going to spread the wealth by featuring each other: I’m hosting Marie on March 13th, so mark your calendars. Then she’s hosting me the very next day, March 14th, on her award-winning book blog here. She hosts other authors there frequently, so it really provides a great service. Then, on March 20th, Marie will be hosting me on her other blog, Writing in the Modern Age. The first appearance will be the new cover reveal, and the second will be an interview about Miles of Files and writing in general. Should be fun, and Marie’s spot here will be about her new book.

The other big news takes place right here in Tampa. On April Fools’ Day – one of my favorite holidays – I’ll be appearing at the Local Authors Meet N’ Greet at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Of course, I’ll have the brand spanking new version of Miles of Files available for sale at the event. I can’t wait to see that new cover in print.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out there. And of course, keep on reading!

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