My table mate, Andrew Szemeredy and his partner were friendly and helpful, each of us taking turns manning the table and circulating to see the other authors. Not surprisingly I picked up a few books to read which I will list at the end of this post. I even sold a book! Perhaps more meaningfully, I now have some new newsletter subscribers who I'd like to welcome! I hope you enjoy my monthly perspectives on writing, publishing and other literary explorations.
During the book fair, I had the opportunity to read a section from Call of the Black Panther and the emcee asked me a few questions. Talking about a book that had been with me for so much of my life to a crowd of strangers was a weird yet ultimately positive feeling. An author hopes that everyone who picks it up will enjoy their book but, since I know that is not possible, at the very least, I hope that it provides food for thought.
A journalist from Western University's radio station briefly interviewed me which was the other highlight of my day! If anyone is interested in listening to the program it will be aired December 6th on 94.9 CHRW radio .
It will be a 30min segment on women authors' experiences during the publishing process.
I was very tired when I came down from the high of the event but am so thrilled to have had the chance to participate! I hope to have another book to add to my table next year. The first book in my 'Rules' trilogy is slated for the editing block in 2016 so I anticipate that it will be my next contribution to the literary world.
Here is a brief description of 'The Rules Book 1: Abiding by Rules':
Abiders enforce the Rules, the will of their world's God. Selena is one of the Abiders' instruments of control and her task is to exorcise ‘Old Ones’ - undead monsters whose existence predates the creation of her world's Rules. Trained by an experienced warrior and magician the woman quickly becomes a critical figure in the growing tension between Rules abiders and dissenters. The established System shaping these less tangible Rules assures that those who obey its direction lead successful lives. Those who deviate are plagued by undesirable circumstances. Selena has no desire to deviate from her Abider's instructions and risk the Rules' wrath... until a choice from her childhood catches up with her.
To see status updates about what stories I'm working on, check out the 'In the Works' page of my website.
In closing, I would like to thank the people, organisations and readers that made the 2015 Words Fest a success. Local authors sincerely appreciate your support.
Feel free to leave a question or a comment below. Happy reading!
Books Obtained at the Local Author's Book Fair
- Stars and Other Monsters by Phronk
- Whalesinger by Welwyn Wilton Katz
- Ernie's Gold by Brian Martin
- Pushthrough by Andrew Szemeredy