This past week flew by, and I don’t feel like I have anything to show for it. I added nothing new to the WIP, but spent more time promoting The Gemini Connection and getting ready for a book fair I attended Saturday.
This was my first time at Kentuckiana Authors Book Fair in La Grange, KY, just outside Louisville. Because of the rainy day, attendees weren’t stampeding the doors, but I made a few sales, met some new authors, and spoke with a couple I knew from other bookish functions.
Without a doubt, the highlight of the day was meeting Lucas, a huge fan of Sarah! He and his mom read the book, then discussed it in ‘book club fashion’. He thought it was really cool that my cat had inspired the plot for Sarah, and was excited to begin reading The Gemini Connection. Hearing how readers enjoy your book makes up for all those frustrating writing sessions.
I’m about four episodes into Altered Carbon on Netflix, and knew in the first ten minutes of beginning the series that I’d be finishing it. Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad, House of Cards) is compelling in this blend of sci-fi, futuristic thriller, and dystopia, and I’ve been a fan of James Purefoy since The Following.
Last Thursday night, our local library hosted Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, and I, along with hundreds of other people, had the pleasure of attending. She spoke about her personal writing journey, revealed snippets of a current WIP, then shared early rejection letters she’d received from publishers and humorous letters from fans. Such an enjoyable evening! Sorry the picture is so small, but that’s the best my phone could do from that distance.
I have a lot of bookish events coming up this week. I’m thrilled to be participating in the SOKY Book Fest this Saturday here in Bowling Green, and in connection with that I’ll be attending a literary salon on Thursday night, Children’s Day Friday, and an author reception that evening. I’ll definitely be adding to my TBR – already have the list made!