Today was the book launch event at the BookMark book store in Ludington. It was organized by writer/hiker friend Hanne Kelley. She did a really nice job. I've done a ton of "events" that weren't planned at all- the organizer just throws you out there and lets you promote yourself. Of course, you have to do that, but the whole atmosphere is much enhanced, and seems less pushy, if someone else has your back, so to speak.
Hanne introduced me.
If I counted right, there were 17 people who came. This is a nice size group. I was pleased, and the bookstore owner was too.
I read an excerpt from Dead Mule Swamp Druggist. I have some other people sending me pictures and video yet. If one of them captured that I'll post it, but at the present time I don't have it.
Then I shared about my newest project, the Dubois files mysteries for kids. Linda Sandow, the cover artist, shows some preliminary sketches.
I do have a video of my comments about this series. I'm trying to get it moved from my camera so I can edit it. Slow going. I'll have to use it another time.
Finally, there was cake! What a hoot- the bakery spelled my name wrong and then tried to fix it when Hanne picked it up.
Nancy Miller, the owner of Shagway Arts Barn, to whom the book is dedicated, was there (despite not feeling well!) She supervised the cake cutting.
Sold 14 books. Best of all, I convinced the owner that all the really local authors should have better displays of their books. That's a real winner! And I was invited to participate in a fairly prestigious vendor event next Christmas.
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