I was talking to one of my biggest fans, my cousin (relatively distant, blood-wise, but close as far as family feeling goes) in Chicago, Bebe. She likes my writing a lot, and has read some of my yoga poems to her Focusing workshops. I've gotten fan mail from at least one of her students in those workshops.
She invited me to come out to Chicago and hang out in museums, etc. . I have never really spent time in Chicago, so I think that's a good idea. The only thing is that I'd like to combine it with a reading tour. The anthology of pieces on raising disabled kids is coming out this November. Though I'd freeze my butt, I'd love to go there and do readings from that anthology, the reading anthology, and maybe the yoga poetry anthology, if it's out by then (I may be having a poem in that anthology, though the submissions had long been closed when I found out about it). Of course, I'll also try to get together with writers in CA to do readings from the disabled children anthology. I think it will sell well because parents are desperate for any information they can get. I know; I was too when J was small.
So that gives me something to look forward to.