Hello ALL, for those of you who have not been following me on Facebook and Twitter these last few weeks, I want to make known that the Hanover Writers Club is having a BOOK Festival. It is at the Liberty Christian Center from 10-2 in Mechanicsville Virginia. There will be a number of authors there from all over Virginia with their books hoping to meet you!
I will be there with my book Feel Free to Fly, and my newest accomplishment, Sharie’s New Friend. I am very excited to have another book to call my own after all these years. I also would like to make the promise of many more to come. I’ve said it-Write here-Right Now 😉 Also joining me will be Aaron Angus, the genius illustrator of this children’s book who made Sharie, and Amber turtle come to life on the pages of the book. Come visit us and we will happily sign your copy.
Hanover Book Festival August 9th
My very own Writers Club is putting on a Book Festival this Saturday August 10th from 10AM-2PM. Come to the Hanover Book Festival if you are a reader or a writer or if you like to support readers and writers. There will be tables of local authors there from all over the state of Virginia. You bet there will be books and workshops and children activities. Come and browse the books, grab a snack, get your face painted all at the Liberty Christian Center on Saturday!
8137 Liberty Circle Mechanicsville, VA 23111
In August my writers club celebrated it’s 5th Annual Hanover Book Festival. Authors attended from all over the state of Virginia. We had tables where we sold our written works and did signings. There were fifty-some authors with different genres, as well as editors and publishers. This event was open to the public. The festival didn’t draw a large crowd, and few sales were made but it was a fun filled day. The theme was Racing to Read. This is appropriate for our area, being as we are right near Richmond Raceway and Colonial Downs horse racing isn’t too far. There was a country-pop singer, a live auction, and such creative book displays. This day was great for mingling and networking. It was my first “official” book signing. I sold two copies of Feel Free to Fly![Top]
Within this past year I’ve done a wise wise thing. I joined a local writer’s guild. As a young inexperienced author this has been the most rewarding learning experience! In May we set up tables at a local car show and displayed our books and advertised for our 5th Annual Book Festival. It was a hot day and the cars were even hotter! And after such a longtime of staying below the radar Feel Free to Fly was ready to see and be seen.[Top]
I had the opportunity to return to my middle school and guest speak about my book, Feel Free to Fly. This was a different experience from my D.C. trip where I mostly spoke of being a writer and how I got started. These children were older and had questions about my book, the writing process and my life : )
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I was invited to speak at a career fair at a D.C. public Elementary about being a writer. It was an interesting and rewarding experience to say the very least! This was something like my first gig and I am starting to feel like an author…