November has been summerlike here, and the leaves on Long Island are at their peak. The weather will be more seasonal soon, but my daughter and I have enjoyed the Indian summer. We attended the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze at the Old Bethpage Restoration this past weekend. This event is usually held upstate, but they brought it to Long Island this year, and it was lots of fun. How has the weather been by you? Did you do anything special for Halloween or to celebrate autumn?
After October’s blog tour for No Gravestone Unturned, which is still available to view here if you missed any of the stops, and all the other giveaways I participated in, this month will be somewhat less hectic, although there are a few events in the works, a podcast interview with the Cozy Sleuth on November 27 and an article on decluttering your cat items in Catster Magazine’s January/February issue that will be out in late November.
In October, I was involved in a panel of mystery authors during Virtual Bouchercon. I was a panelist on the “Keeping Secrets: The Past is Never Gone” panel where I discussed, with other mystery authors, the keeping of secrets in mystery novels. The playback for this panel is now available on Youtube and shared below:
Another panel in which I’ll be involved in this Thursday, November 12, as a moderator this time, is closer to home. It’s the Hicksville Library’s Virtual Local Author Panel featuring 7 local authors including myself. You’re invited to attend by registering in advance at the library’s website at this link.
You can read about the local author panel in the November 4th Hicksville News article.
My last bit of November news involves the monthly giveaways I’m now offering to subscribers of my newsletter. To be eligible to enter the December giveaway, you need to be a subscriber of Debbie’s Drafts by December 1. You can subscribe through the pop-up form on this site or contact me with your email if you’d like me to subscribe you.
I hope your November is safe and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, that you have a nice holiday with friends and/or family.