On Saturday, May 5, I gave a book talk at the Kress Library in DePere, Wisconsin. The winner of a Death Nosh e-book was Nancy Close, who is working on her first children’s book. Congratulations, Nancy! I hope you enjoy my story.
Last night Written Dreams Publishing sponsored an author signing at The Attic bookstore in Green Bay. This picture shows three of us. I’m in the middle. To my right is Katharine Nohr, who flew in from Hawaii. To my left is Barb Raffin, who drove down from Iron Mountain, MI. I’ve known Barb a long time and have read several of her great books. It was the first time I’d met Katharine, but I feel like I know her after reading her first book, Land Sharks. What a sweetheart! The other authors offered books from many genres and represented a wide age range. The youngest being a sixteen year old girl and the oldest, a gentleman nearing ninety. It was a fun event!
Our panel members on Saturday at the UntitledTown Book and Author Festival fielded wonderful questions from the audience. We all belong to WisRWA – Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, but our writings cross a wide span of genres. The six of us on the panel write women’s fiction, romance, western punk, culinary mysteries, and sci fi romance. Our listeners were a lively bunch of up and coming authors. There was real potential in Green Bay Saturday. I hope them the best.
After a delicious lunch at Kavarna’s, our group moved over to Old Town Square for the Book Fair. Lots of readers were anxious to talk and ask more questions of the many authors gathered there.
When I was teaching, I had a poster I used to put on the wall. I don’t remember the exact phrasing, but something to the effect of “It’s better to have people want your signature than your fingerprints.” I agree with those words now more than ever.
Many thanks to Kristin and the great staff of the Oconto library for being so accommodating. We are blessed with a wonderful facility in town. Also thanks to those who purchased books or stopped in to chat when it was such a beautiful day outside.
On September 26 – 28 I attended the Wisconsin Writers Conference at the Mead Inn in Wisconsin Rapids. Many interesting sessions and workshops were offered and well attended. It was great to hear other author’s ideas and learn from them. I also had the opportunity to sell books. The weather was lovely and made for a pleasant drive.
A large group of Green Bay area writers went to the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Conference in Brookfield last weekend. We listened to speakers, editors, agents, and other authors. There was lots of discussion on independent publishing which seems to be the way to go.
My author talk at Farnsworth Public Library on May 8 was well attended and enthusiastic. I gave the audience a bit of my personal history and then how I came to write Death Nell. We then had a question and answer session and I found that I have a group of readers that are quite interested in the sequel. I better get busy.