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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Book Launch Event!

 
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.

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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.

book launch event

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

See First Shagway Vendor Event
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6 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Congratulations! Looking good.

Nancy Miller said...

Great reading & party! Glad I could make it! Thanks again for the dedication! Congratulations 🎈!!

Ann said...

Congratulations on a successful day.

vanilla said...

The Lady in plaid so looks like an author! Congrats.

Lin said...

That was a nice turnout! LOVE the cake...omg...that is hilarious.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sharkbytes its dennis the vizsla dog hay kongratchoolayshuns on yore suksesful buk lawntch and the ekselent ternowt!!! i am glad yoo sold so menny buks and gud job konvinsing the owner to support lokal awthors sutch as yoreself!!! plus their wuz kayk and wel yoo kannot go rong with kayk on akkownt of it is kayk!!! ok bye

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