Sunny here, business as usual.
You know how your email gets cluttered with notifications of all those sites you were interested in but no longer monitor? Today, I did a bit of clean-up. I unsubscribed to sites that I really stopped being involved with a long time ago. However, I found a site I'd basically been ignoring. It's called Meet Up firstname.lastname@example.org I suppose it's everywhere but you are notified by your zip code.
Today I contacted two meet up groups to see if they would be interested in having me come and speak. The first was a group of women from the nearby Navy base. It can be boring and daunting to get stationed in a place you know nothing about. Good thing I write exclusively about the San Joaquin Valley! I also grew up on that base and have maintained my military ties with the American Legion. If this group accepts me, I can get them involved with other literary events in the area, such as the Hanford Book Fest, Sisters in Crime and my book launch.
The second group I contacted was a professional women's group. I also offered to speak, this time on being acquisitions editor for a small publisher house.
Tonight I'm speaking at the local Lion's Club. I met one of their members while on a train ride and he suggested me as a speaker.
I encourage all of you to investigate this site and see what groups are available to sell your novels.