Last year, about this time, I had already attended two signings and was gearing up for number three; an event geared towards publicizing upcoming writers and local authors.
As most of you, or at least those of you who follow my occasional ramblings, know, I was met with some success at said event. While my books didn’t fly off the shelves, (due to the blizzard raging outside), I made several great contacts and had the chance to meet some awesome readers!
This year has been somewhat frustrating for me, what with the delays, setbacks, and other such business, so this couldn’t come at a better time. I need this. I am ready for this. I only wish I could say that I’m walking in with my completed trilogy.
Oh, don’t get me wrong! I have two books waiting to be released. J.R. van Helsing was met with great interest in September by a publisher whom I have spoken at lengths about a possible partnership. (I’m currently waiting on a response once they have fully reviewed my work.) The Darkness Defines Us is also finished, however, I am waiting on the cover art to be completed.
There have been some hassles with the latter, but I believe I have found an answer to my problems. With this title, I wanted to do a local promotion; ‘Local Author & Local Artist Combine Talents For Book’, or some such thing. This wasn’t an idea I was first willing to run with, but after meeting with artist who volunteered her skills, it soon grew on me.
Unfortunately, I think she didn’t know what she was in for and had to bow out of the project a month later. It’s only too bad that I had to find out a month later!
I found another who wanted to try his hand at the project, and I offered it as a passing when he showed some interest in getting back into the art world, but he, too, had much more on his plate than he could handle.
Finally, I ‘think’ I have found someone with the time (and gumption) to get the job done. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but if this works out it will be very cool for both sides of the party. His work will represent my book, and I can help spread the work of a musician/artist at the same time!
That being said, I wanted to share with you my upcoming book signing. I realize that most of my readers won’t be able to attend, however, in my excitement I couldn’t help but to share!
I will be at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka Kansas, 66604), at their ‘Great Writers, Right Here’ Event on December 6th from 1-5pm CST.