Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 7:30 pm marked my first reading/signing of Winter's Captive. Held at the Clinton Library, it was a great success.
Love my new poster - added a professional touch
My nerves left me speechless at one point near the beginning, forgetting what I intended to say, but I recovered and soon relaxed into the reading, finding my rhythm.
The question period was a lot of fun and because some people there had already read the book, I had to be careful how I answered their questions, as to not give too much away to the ones who hadn't read the book. When asked about the sequel, I had the same problem, trying not to reference anything from the first book.
For a small town I had a great turnout and I was surprised at the number of books I sold.
Some people not only bought for themselves, but purchased books as Christmas gifts for their children and grandchildren.
While I autographed books for buyers, they refreshed themselves.
The people in my village have been so supportive and they made my special evening fun and successful, and they made cutting my teeth an easy process.
First I have to thank the 750 people who entered to win one of the five copies my publisher was giving away free on Goodreads. The number of people who responded was well beyond my expectations. I appreciate your support. Congratulations to the winners.
Below is a copy of my first newspaper interview. So stoked. It is my second interview next to my first social media interview given by Patricia Puddle, childrens book author in Australia. I'm posting this because I want all you aspiring writer's to realize if I can do it at 63, so can you. Embrace it and keep on keeping on writing.