Had a great weekend at the Watermelon Festival in Monticello, Fl. Met more members of TWA that I didn’t know. Since I was on the morning shift at the Tallahassee Writers Association tent, it was cool and breezy with a good turnout. Sold books and, of course, signed.
Had a chance to walk around a bit, had a wonderful breakfast before we started and a great lunch up the road in Thomasville, Ga. when we finished. Will have a short break now until mid July. Time to get back to work on Diamond and Ice.
Had a wonderful time at Marketplace in Tallahassee. Met more members of TWA, some new readers and got to watch one of our members being filmed for a interview. Very interesting. Plus our mascot, Saloman the Wonder Dog was there, rolling in leaves and looking adorable.
The Crawfordville Woman’s Club is hosting local authors for a meet and greet, fun filled day. Books will bee available to purchase and refreshments will be served. This will be Chase the Fire’s first personal appearance. Books have just arrived for the signing and I am very excited. Hope to see you there.
July 18, 2015 Antique, Arts & Collectibles Day–Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center will feature several local book authors who will be available for book signings, personal visitor education and an open microphone for those who wish to read or discuss their written works. The authors will be inside Nelly Bly’s Kitchen and located next to the ice cream so come in to cool off and meet some talented folks.
Event opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park–11016 Lillian Saunders Dr/Hwy 41–White Springs, Fl 32096 –386-397-1920
I have been invited to participate in an Evening with the Author Jan 14, 2014 @ the Lafayette County Public Library in Florida. The event is scheduled from 4pm to 7pm. Everyone participating will have books available to purchase and, of course, we will be signing and chatting too.
One of the best things about being a writer is being able to roll out of bed and go straight to the computer to dive into my current book. Getting up at 5 or 6am is the norm. However, popping out of bed at six, feeding fish, dogs and donkeys, not to mention myself, at this hour is an adventure. The fog was in Saturday morning. so thick seeing my golf cart just to get to the pasture was a trek in the wilderness. But I made it.
Then there was loading the car. A drink packed cooler is always a necessity and, since there was a last minute question about chairs and tables at the site, I had to add those to the list. By departure time, I was AWAKE.
The drive, twenty minutes, was truly picture worthy. The pastures in this farming area are the kind of rich green that seems to rise up in wave after wave of velvet. Add the shiny black hides of the cows and the coffee brown of the horses and it’s impossible not to know how beautiful this country is.
The three of us arrived about 8:30, found a great parking spot–how often does that happen?–and set up for the day. The crowd was just thick enough to keep us busy all morning, meeting and chatting under the Spanish moss draped trees that provided the canopy for the event. Not only did we sell books, meet great people but got invited to speak at the local book club, the library and collected information on two possible signings.
We had a great time both in front of the table and behind it as we caught up on news about our work and our families.