Sorry for the week or so of silence on the blog but internet access was limited (and for that matter, computer access as a whole) this past week as I went on a mini-vacation of sorts. The primary purpose of the trip was to attend a cousin’s wedding in northern Louisiana and then visit other family in southern Louisiana.
I’ve got quite a few things I could talk about as far as the trip goes, and I may do a post on them next week. However, the main focus of this post was that I spoke at the local library in the town I grew up in.
This was a pretty big deal for me and also a first. My wife did a great job with a couple of posters and a banner displaying each cover of the Blood and Tears series. We also gave the library bookmarks to hand out prior to the event in order to promote it.
The event went pretty well overall. I spent about 15 minutes talking about my path to writing and then another 10 minutes about the Blood and Tears series. I then read a 2,000 word excerpt from the second chapter in Rise and Fall and closed with questions and a quick update on future projects I’m working on. And best of all, I sold a few books in the process (including two copies of each book in the trilogy to the library).
The experience was a good one overall and something I hope to use in the future. Since I have the promotional materials from this event still available, I’m going to try to set up a couple more speaking engagements where I currently live (including libraries) in the hopes of selling a few more books and gaining a few more fans.
Let’s hope the experiences continue to be positive!