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Monday, December 9, 2013

Author Events--Do 'Em & Thanks Lexa and Julie & Kelly Polark's New Book!

Emily Jian, Author and Angela Mann, Book Seller

Last week I had two author events that were very different, and very rewarding. The first was at Kepler's, an independent bookstore that does so much for authors. At this event I "sponsored" two books besides my own: Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan and Hiding Out At The Pancake Palace by Nan Marino.

I got to talk to readers and authors and booksellers! All of that led to being asked to another event at a local high school in March. One event leads to another. That's why doing 'em is a good thing.


Me Blah-Blahing People Around Me Snoring

The second event was at the library. What a great place to hang out and meet people who love to read and write books. They were kind enough to sell my books, so what's not to like?


A Young Reader Enjoying A Story--Happened to be Alligators Overhead

I hope everyone joined the great Dream Destination Blog Hop to celebrate the arrival of Lexa Cain's Soul Cutter and Julie Flander's  The Ghosts of Aquinnah. It was a super Hop. (Sorry Gary. But it was.)

Yay for Kelly Polark. She's got a new book out. Hold The Mustard. Is that a great title or what? 

Oh and wish me a Happy Anniversary. I've been married to the same guy for a very long time. 



34 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Marriage is an awesome thing.
    Glad both events were great. I wouldn't have been sleeping if you were talking though.

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  2. Sounds like you had a marvelous time at both events. Plus, they both looked awesome! (Love the little girl reading...)

    And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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  3. In person events are so fun. I used to do so many and miss them. Thrilled yours went so well.

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  4. I love author events! Maybe you'll be in my area sometime (or me in yours). :-)

    And Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Happy anniversary!
    The events look like they were great fun. :) I want that space where the little girl is reading!

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  6. Glad you were able to get in some great events. And Happy Anniversary to you and hubby!!!!
    YAY!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you!! And congrats on these successful events, awesome.

    Thanks again for being part of our hop!

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  8. These sound like good events to attend. Glad you enjoyed them. Happy Anniversary, too. My hubby and I have one coming up in 2 weeks.

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  9. These sound like good events to attend. Glad you enjoyed them. Happy Anniversary, too. My hubby and I have one coming up in 2 weeks.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I have a big anniversary too, and we booked a short trip to the Dominican Republic, yay!

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!! I'm glad everything went well at the library. If you were not so far, I would have attended with all the dwarves. They're good to smack people out of their sleep. ;) Dragon Hugs!

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  12. @Alex Thanks for the not being tempted to sleep. :-)
    @SA have a great rest of Dec. 2013 is slipping away.
    @Diane, I'd love to see one of your presentations.
    @Barbara I think we'll meet one of these days.
    @River Thanks for the congrats. I love those reading nooks, too.
    @Angela waving at you. Thanks.
    @Julie Loved the Destinations Hop.
    @Elizabeth Congrats to you and your husband, too.
    @Catherine What a great get away!
    @Father Dragon you are one of the best. Those dwarves are always welcome, too.

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  13. Happy Anniversary, Lee! Wish for you continued happiness.

    Love,love, love that picture with the boy reading in that circular thingie. So cute.

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  14. How cool for you Lee! I've gotta find a way to do this type of thing.
    And a very happy anni to you and the hubby!! :)

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  15. Hey Lee,

    Okay, relax, sing songs of joyous exaltation. For, your starstruckest fan has arrived. Yay and gosh!

    I've no doubt you had a marvellous time at those events. The positive interaction and sharing of thoughts must have been a most fulfilling outcome.

    I'm just wondering what song you were singing at the library.

    You do know that the irony is that my satirising blog hops is actually a bizarre way of bringing awareness of blog hops to those who might be interested. No need to apologise and I commented many times during that blog hop.

    Kelly's book has a keen title.

    Congrats to you and your husband. Happy anniversary and enjoy your special moment.

    Yep, your starstruckest fan,

    Gary

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  16. Happy anniversary! I hope you two had a nice celebration. Congrats on the two speaking engagements and the new one you got at the school. I loved the library pic of the little girl in the round chair! Funny! Thanks very much for the shout out about the blog hop. It really went well - beyond all my expectations - and I'm grateful to all the participants. :-)

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  17. Now I want a window seat just like that one! Do you ever run into Stacey in Kepler's? Happy Anniversary-it's great when people renew their lease:)
    WriterlySam

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  18. Happy Anniversary. Whoo-hoo. And another whoo-hoo for one author event spring boarding off another.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! And glad the author event went so well. Excited about Kelly's new book too.

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  20. Lee! That sounds like two amazing events! And that photo of the girl reading is like a perfect advertisement for reading and for your book! It's so cool!

    Thank you so much for the shout out!!!
    And of course, Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

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  21. Happy anniversary!

    By the way, LOVE the photo of the girl reading your book. Makes it all worthwhile, yes?

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  22. Happy Anniversary!!! He is one very fortunate guy.

    And Congrats! to the three ladies with new releases. Best wishes for a smashing success!

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  23. What great events! And happy anniversary!

    Love the photo!

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  24. Lee, thank you so much for choosing HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE. I feel so honored. It sounds like both your events were great fun. Love library events :)
    Happy happy anniversary!!!

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  25. OMG - it is really such a small world… I found your blog through the Lexa / Julie hop and I know Nancy Marino in real life… I have worked with her brother for 15 years!

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  26. Happy Anniversary, Lee! How cool that the girl was reading your book, in a library no less. What is this world coming to. :)

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  27. Author's events are amazing. I'd like to go to more of them.

    Happy anniversary!

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  28. big congrats to Kelly on her new book

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  29. What a wonderful time!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  30. I'm glad that your events went well, and I'm sure that you have lots of new fans! Happy belated anniversary Lee!

    Julie

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  31. Happy Anniversary!

    I'm glad that your taking part in events is paying off. :-)

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  32. Hi Lee .. congratulations on those x number of years of happy marriage - wonderful news.

    Yes getting involved does lead to one thing after the other .. and I love the photo of the window with the child happily reading - excellent to know it was about alligators!

    Cheers for this post! Hilary

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