Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clinton Fall Festival report

The Clinton Fall Festival last weekend was great fun – we met a few other authors, both aspiring and already published, and had some great conversations with fellow artists and vendors. It was tiring, and the only thing that made it possible was Son and Friends coming down to help us set up on Thursday and tear down again on Sunday. It was exhausting, but we look forward to doing it again next year. We added a lot of people to our mailing list (I hope to get all the email addresses entered this week), and introduced a lot of people to our stories.

For me the best part happened Sunday. First, the people next door to us (who do some amazing woodwork), having heard our spiel all weekend, came over and bought a copy of one of our collections. Then, some people who had bought Dragons and Dreams on Saturday came back to buy Fairies and Fireflies, after having read some of the D&D stories. That was very gratifying.

I’m *hoping* to have our next book, Bridge of 7 Stones (otherwise known as the Tooth Troll story) out by November or December. It’ll be a great book for parents of children who are beginning to lose their baby teeth.

Faerie Fest and other appearances

The Faerie Fest and Dragon Days in Jackson was a modified success. Financially, we did pretty well, but it was *cold* and of course the merchants were in the shade. The director said that there were maybe 250 children there, which was pretty good considering that the day started out rainy and it was overcast for much of the day. We still had a ball, and are looking forward to going back next year.

Don’t forget, you can also find us at Booth B20 at the Clinton Fall Festival September 26-28. We’ll be delighted to see you, if you stop by to say hi.

In October 10-12 I’ll be at ConClave – you can buy my books at Larry and Sally’s booth in the vendor room. I’ll be on a couple of panels, mostly about self-publishing, so again, stop by and say hi.

In November, I’ll be at the Holiday Bazaar on the 8th in Pinckney – I’ll let you know more about it when I know more.

And on Sunday, December 7, I’ll be doing a reading at the Brighton Library 2-4. There will probably be books for sale too. Again, I’ll let you know more as I learn more.

I’m also scheduled to be at the Northfield Township Public Library, but no date has been set yet.