Monday, October 6, 2014

LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT

Our Literary Guild (that used to be a Friends of the Library till they disbanded and reformed due to a conflict with the system library director at the time who is no longer in charge; in fact, our county formed our own separate system) put on an event to benefit local authors yesterday and invited twenty authors to participate. I was happily one of them. They set up tables at the Casino atrium for each of us to display and sell our books, furnished lunch, and generally catered to us for the four hours we were there. It was a lovely experience, easily one of the best put-together of its kind that I've attended.

Here are some pix. Yours Truly is in the first as we're setting up. I am fortunate my guy's done stuff like this. He made up the boards and set up the table and did all that. All I had to do was sit there. (Of course, since he practically forced me to participate since I am the shy, retiring type, I guess he felt like he had to make it easy.)



Then here's Dr. Christina Johns on the right. She's written a fictional semi-memoir.


Finally, here's Buzz Bernard. His book Eyewall, the story of a hurricane hitting St. Simons hit too close to home for me.



A fun day. Thanks go to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it successful!

4 comments:

  1. I always hated doing booksignings--unless you're Stephen King or Janet Evanovich or one of those other megastar authors, you're going to be sitting there alone most of the time. But group signings are great fun. I was part of a 21-author signing at a mall bookstore once. I knew most of the authors well, and we had a blast. We also sold a lot of books--shoppers would see us having such a good time, they were curious. Curiosity leads to sales.

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    1. Yeah, without the other authors it would have been awful!

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  2. It looks like quite a good setting for the event!

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    1. It was. In the first picture, beyond the trees lies the sound. And it was a beautiful day!

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