Bundle of Trouble Events | Diana Orgain - Part 2

Cruising, Book Grouping and Giveaways too

I had a fabulous weekend.  Date night was so much fun we went on a bay cruise – the weather was absolutely NOT usual.  There was no wind on the bay at all. It was sunny and calm and fantastic.  We cruised alongside Alcatraz and then underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and then stayed in a cove for a while to enjoy some pesto dip and red wine.  I’ve got pictures, but they are still in the camera – so I’ll have to post them later. On Sunday, I spoke at a book group. They choose Bundle of Trouble for their read and invited me to meet with them. They’ve been meeting for 10 years and were a fantastic group of women. We got some video and photos too – but alas, I’ll have to update that later too. (Believe me, this is not some lame ploy to get you to come back – it is purely user ineptness) Today Bundle of Trouble got several more great reviews and there are giveaways too – so if you would like to enter to win a copy of Bundle of Trouble – follow either or both links below! http://ittybittybookworms.blogspot.com/2009/08/bundle-of-trouble.html...

Top 5 Favorite Things at the Fair

Today we went to the San Mateo County Fair.  I did a reading on Bundle of Trouble and then we took the kids on the rides they wanted to go on (or better put – all the rides they were tall enough for). Below are my top 5 favorite things: 1. Free Parking!  Becuase I was hosted by the Creative Arts department we got a parking pass – who doesn’t love that? 2. My reading went well (sigh of relief) and Carmen my 5 yr old got to sit beside me during it! 3. Hot dogs on a stick (always a crowd pleaser). 4. Bobby was happy in the stroller for the majority of the time. 5. Carmen and Tommy got to ride the train...

Launch Party Recap

Thank you to all you came out to support me at the launch of Bundle of Trouble. Special Thanks to Sprout San Francisco for hosting us and providing a giveaway and to LibraKnits for the giveaway. Below are a few pictures for you to enjoy.  The beautiful store Sprout.  They were such gracious hosts for us, they have a beutiful garden area and a nice playarea. If you haven’t yet been to the store – you’re in for a treat! Here I am signing Bundle of Trouble and I’m wearing the beautiful Ann Taylor bracelet I won at BlogHer 09. Group of friends inside the store. Friends enjoying the outdoor patio. We were fortunate to have good weather that evening. One of my favorite little guys enjoying the play area. Actually, he never left the train station! Another picture of some of my favorite guys, my darling husband and our 6 month old! In fact, the only one missing in these photos is Carmen. She was whipping around the store greeting everyone and being a perfect little hostess, maybe someone took a picture of her and can send it my way.  Next time, I’ll be sure to snap one of the family...

Release Day

Today is a huge milestone day for my family. My littlest is 6 months old today and Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instincts Mystery is finally available for purchase.  You can buy it here through this web-site or at your local bookstore. I’m celebrating by doing a couple guest blogs – you’ll find me discussing Time Management (or lack thereof) on The Working Stiffs and in conversation with another “Berkley Babe” Jennie Bentley author of the Do-It-Yourself Mystery Series over at The Thrill Begins. Hope you enjoy the book – I’d love to hear from...

Good Girls Kill for Money

I’m guest posting today at the Good Girls Kill for Money blog.  It’s strangely quite in my house today – gives me the calm before the storm feeling.  Tomorrow is the book release and I have a radio interview and then Wednesday I’m having a book launch party at Sprout in San Francisco. So, I’m just taking time right now to appreciate the quiet. The baby is still asleep (even though we had a fitful and interrrupted night) and my two-year-old has found something to distract himself in the other room…hmmm maybe it is too quiet.  Must go check – hopefully my five-year-old is keeping him entertained with something...

…Oh Dear – One month to go…

Last night a very good friend contacted me on Facebook and asked me, “One month until the book release, how can you stand it?” Well, the truth is after giving birth three times and living through the 9th month I really have no problem waiting another month for the release of the book. At least my feet aren’t swollen along with all the other various horrendous symptoms. It is nerve wracking though, wondering if you’ve done enough to promote your debut. I started with a huge list of things, a million ideas and, of course, those who know me well will not be surprised to hear that I had a project plan. But with the sequel due to the publisher, a five-year-old, a two-year-old and a newborn I quickly had to make realistic decisions about what I’d be able to do and not do to get the word out about Bundle of Trouble. After all, how realistic would it be for me to travel across the country promoting my book? I had to be selective. I choose BlogHer 2009 conference and Bouchercon 2009. Two well attended conference that will be tons of fun and a needed break from the demands of home life. Last night I confessed to my husband that I was worried about having done enough to promote the book. His reply, “It’s the sum of everything you’ve done up to now.” That made me feel better. Yes! It wasn’t just a conversation here and a booked conference there – maybe all those actions could add up to create a ‘buzz’. Then my darling husband finished with,...