First Event

I was supposed to be heading to First Event in Waltham tomorrow (Saturday) to do a reading at 11:30am, but unfortunately I have had to cancel.

I came down with a bug on Wednesday night and as of partway through Friday I still feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. The scary part is how much better I feel than I did for about thirty-six hours before now. This is just nasty, and I do not want to spread these germs.

Also, the weather in northeastern Massachusetts is supposed to be terrible tomorrow, from morning through evening, which doesn’t bode well for commuting in a decent amount of time. I was already concerned about making it there on time with a three hour drive, but looking at it stretch into longer (even with AWD on the car) made me realize that this isn’t going to happen.

I am really upset and sad that I cannot attend. I’ve been looking forward to this since I was invited to be there, and I wish everyone well. I hope that attendance is good despite the weather, and I will keep my icky germs to myself for the weekend. Take care all!

About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
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2 Responses to First Event

  1. says:

    Bad weather is enough to stay put, but poor health is an even more important reason to cancel. We’ll miss you doing a personal reading of your work, but we’ll do our best to check our your book on our own. Get better soon!

    • D. E. Atwood says:

      I really REALLY don’t want to get anyone sick, too! So many conventions have folks coming home with “con crud” and I don’t want to be the one giving those germs away. 😦 I’m just sad because even though I’m shy (and often terrified) I do love meeting people and getting to actually talk to them. I will very much miss being able to do that!

      Thank you for your well wishes, and I hope if you get to check out the book, you enjoy it. Take care!

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