Sorry Aftertaste has been incommunicado lately, but Meredith’s been travelling to spread the good word far and wide. Last month she made a quickie stop in California. First to San Francisco where the inimitable Laurie Fox, agent superior with Linda Chester Agency, took Meredith around the Bay Area to sign stock and to eat. Then onto Los Angeles where it was a balmy 100 degrees or so each day. Darlene Chan, publicist to Meredith, took her around LA to sign stock and eat. (This writing thing is pretty good!) Meredith held a Meet and Greet in Westwood’s Barnes & Noble where she met the most interesting people (shout out to James the bookseller who made her feel at home). She managed to slip in a visit to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, grab a quick lunch with Gina Ruiz, who did such a tremendous job designing this website, and also to meet Concetta Leon, extraordinary contributor and editor of Under the Tuscan Gun. Concetta and Meredith sealed the deal for Meredith to be a regular contributor to that fabulous website, so please look for future guest blogs there. All in all, a brief but filling and fun trip!