Saturday, February 26, 2011

Successful Book Signing

Thank you to everyone that attended my first book was a huge success. The management of Chapters were also very impressed, and said they would love to have me back in a couple of months to do another book signing, as well as when my next novel comes out in the fall. The manager said if he graded book signings, I would definitely get an "A". Before the actual event I did a lot of reading on what it takes to have a successful book signing, and although everyone's ideas differ somewhat, one thing that was universally agreed upon was that you don't just sit behind a table, but you get out there and talk to some enthusiasm!! Sometimes little things can help make a difference too....eye catching props....a dish of candies, or in my case, a treasure chest of candies. I know this is only one step on a long journey to a career as a writer, but it's one I will savor for now with a nice glass of wine. Unfortunately the downtime will be short....I plan to release my second novel, "2012: Mayan Cenote" at the Surrey Book Fair (Western Canada's largest book fair) in October, where they have already a table booked for me. I'm really looking forward to this event, not only for all the exposure it will bring, but that it takes place in metro Vancouver, a place I called home for many years.
The world of a writer is often a world of solitude, and days like this are the days that energize and inspire me....thank you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Autographing a book...

Well, here I am only days away from my first book signing and I’m thinking of what clever little things to write in the books I sign….I certainly don’t want to sign every book “Best Wishes”  I have attended a few book signings myself, and have also researched how other authors have signed their books, but I’m open to any ideas anyone might have!
If you’re in Kelowna on Saturday February 26, my book signing will be taking place at Chapters in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre from 10am – 2pm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Signing at Chapters

I am very happy to announce that today I finalized my first book signing for The Map .....the first of what I hope will be many book signings. It will take place on Saturday, February 26, 10am - 2pm at Chapters, in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Kelowna. I welcome everyone to come by and say Hi.....I look forward to seeing old friends, and to meeting new ones. I am excited for the opportunity to have my first book signing at Chapters, and hope this fall to arrange a book signing tour with the release of 2012: Mayan Cenote.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Travel = Inspiration to Write.....Longing for the Sun!!!

For me, there is just something about traveling that brings out the creative side in me. I can probably do more writing in a two weeks in Thailand, than I could in three months here…..and that is not just sitting on a beach writing, but spending most of the day exploring…..just when I do sit down and write, I feel inspired…..the words just flow. I’m sure I’m not the only writer that feels this way? Last winter I spent three weeks in Thailand…..I have made several trips there before and I love everything about it…..friendly people, great scuba diving, the best food in the world, jungles, ruins, amazing beaches, VERY affordable (polite way of saying it’s cheap), and it’s always HOT!!! In the three weeks I spent in Thailand last winter, I wrote over a third of my first novel, The Map.
I’ve been making good progress on the next Logan Nash Adventure; 2012: Mayan Cenote, but I can’t wait to escape to somewhere hot and tropical to give me that surge of inspiration to finish my next novel. Everyone finds inspiration in different places…..for me, the moment I get to the airport I feel that excitement…..a new adventure waiting to unfold…..a blank page waiting to be written.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest Speaker at Writing/Marketing Class

I had the privilege of being invited to be a guest speaker at a writing/marketing class at the local college. It was only about nine months ago I had sat in that very class.....I found the class very motivational and inspirational when I had taken it. I remember how I couldn't wait until the next class. Until the time I had taken  that class, I never really had much contact of anyone with a passion for writing, in fact, as many of you know, most people didn't even know I was writing a book until it was released less than two weeks ago.....I wanted to save it as a surprise to my friends and family.
I find myself recharged just being around other writers, who share the same passion as you....sharing ideas, marketing plans, different writing styles and hearing about the progress and trails that each other is having in their journey to becoming a published author. It truly is a journey, with many twists, turns and bumps in the road, but to hold the finished product in your hands makes the long hard journey worthwhile.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

First Copies!

I’m sure even the most seasoned writer can remember when he/she held the first copies of their first book. The Map, was released in both hardcover and softcover. Now I’m even more motivated than ever to complete the second Logan Nash adventure, 2012: Mayan Cenote.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Map - A Logan Nash Adventure


My name is Dave Burdett, author of "The Map", the first book in the Logan Nash Adventure series of novels. For more information about my recently released book, or myself, I welcome you to visit my website:
                       The Map
        A Logan Nash Adventure

When eccentric billionaire philanthropist Colton Braxton III is diagnosed with leukemia, he concocts a wild scheme. Always the black sheep of his family, he plans a treasure quest—his chance to be known for what he truly is—a passionate adventurer with a spirit that defies his social status. His bizarre will consists of the ultimate scavenger hunt, one that challenges even the most hardcore adventurer.
A copy of the map to the mystery fortune ends up in the hands of adventurer Logan Nash, a budding treasure hunter who has forsaken that life after a near-death encounter with the unscrupulous treasure hunter Dr. Victor Kane.
Nash is drawn back into that life by the hope of not only untold riches, but the promise of the ultimate adventure. Nash’s pursuit of Braxton’s treasure takes him from the depths of the sea to exotic lands spanning all four corners of the Earth where he faces romance, danger, and betrayal—and the nemesis of his past, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the treasure.