was a great success. Everybody who came had a good time. Well, two people looked a little serious. Maybe they were concentrating on the music!
Luckily all my friends came and helped out with food and book sales and everything else. And my musician friends helped even more. Cookie and Ellen and Tony played mariachi-style tunes to keep people entertained until Matt interviewed me about the new novel. (He'd already read half of it!)
Then the mariachi started, and that was way fun. Tony kept everybody happy with cheerful dance music. George played the romantic lover. And Gilbert really helped me out by coming to play with almost no notice. Phew! Cookie and I both really enjoyed playing with the old gang. Next year I'll have to work on booking more gigs. Mariachi music is just a lot of fun!
Then I had a Skype interview with the Springfield IL AAUW Book Club. They were a fun bunch. They wanted to know why I was using a male protagonist as my main character. They had a good laugh when I talked about how the guys at the restaurant used to talk about two things: music and sex. I spent so many hours with them on breaks and such that I really do feel I was able to get into their heads! It was really nice of the gals to choose the book. Then again, I guess not too many gals from Springfield write murder mysteries about mariachi players!