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.