Happy New Year. The long awaited passing of 2020 arrived, way too late for many of us. Hopefully, 2021 will conjure up some positives. Personally, I’ve received several good bits of news. I’ll share some. My wonderful literary agents informed me that they have an offer from a substantial publisher for my “Finder” three book mystery series…with others requesting more time to review it. They also have interest in a “near history” novel that is one of my current projects.
Renewed enthusiasm in presentations has snapped back like a rubber band. A combination of the availability of a Covid vaccine, pent up demand, and a realization virtual presentations are drastically lacking in some instances all contribute to my phone ringing, and ringing, and ringing. I’ll use my February schedule as an example.
February 3rd – Master the Possibilities – Ocala FL – 3 presentations (Florida’s Historic places & museums, General Daniel “Chappie” James – the 1st US black 4-star general, Flaming Florida II – the Seminole Wars) in-person & virtual
February 6th – Lemon Bay Heritage Days – Presenting (Edison in Florida) – virtual
February 11th – Ft Myers Beach Book Nook – Book signing/meet & greet
February 13th – Cultural Center of Charlotte County – Winter Art Fest/ meet & greet
February 18th – Ft Myers Beach Library – presenting (Edison in Florida) in-person & virtual
February 20th – Pine Island Garden Gala – Book signing/meet & greet
February 24th – King’s Gate, Punta Gorda – presentation (The Loyal 14th Colony)
February 28th – Friends of the Boca Raton Library – presentation (Florida in WWII)
As always check the calendar of events on my webpage www.dlhavlin.com for my complete schedule and, while there, sign up for my quarterly newsletter.
March is equally crowded with seven dates taken. April still has some dates open but if you’re interested in having me for an event use my web site to contact us right away. One week in April will be devoted to a research trip I have to make for a book I have in process. Currently, I have events scheduled as far out as the summer of 2022.
The screen is brightening. Let’s hope the idiots in DC can learn to control the extremes on both sides. If so, 2021 will be an improvement over its older brother. It’s out and about time. I hope to see all of you soon.