No, we don't know why several of our posts disappeared from Blogger. We're hoping they eventually show up again.
I'm sure you noticed that our event schedule this spring has about double the number of events we had in 2010 (which in turn was higher than 2009). Though we can't say yes to everything, we've put our necks on the line with a number of smaller press fiction titles. Many stores will not book these kinds of events, because they fear small turnouts. I learned this firsthand when I tried to help some local authors get gigs in other cities; even though I knew the event coordinators, I couldn't get a green light. I illustrate this with a photo of Matthew Algeo, author of The President is a Sick Man. His book is not fiction, and our turnout was pretty good. So does that prove my point or not? I'm not sure, but I wanted to use one of the photos that Mary K. sent me.
In part, I blame the car. Before I got the vehicle, I was reading on my commute, which could be up to 90 minutes if I did rush hour with stops both ways. And partly it's a function of so many events--I find myself working even more hours just for logistics, and that cuts into reading time.
Hey, I was just about to read Silver Sparrow! But I'm bogged down in five other things. Sad, huh?