Friday, August 01, 2008

New Hampshire, Summed Up

"I've traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I've been where no-one's been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books." ~Anonymous


First, a couple of VERY important announcements:

#1: The Long and the Short of It is kicking off their one-year anniversary celebration, and they're giving away prizes EVERY SINGLE DAY. Go on over and visit, OK?


#2: My author friend Devon has her very first novella releasing with The Wild Rose Press today!Here are the cover and the trailer for Addicted:







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And in other news, I was pleased with the way my New Hampshire mini-book tour turned out. At the Nichols Memorial Library on Thursday evening, I spoke to a very small group (5) but also sold 5 books, so that wasn't too bad. And I've decided that reading from your books is one of the best things you can do, to whet readers' appetities. I read 3-4 pages from each of my books, and when I stopped everyone sort of sighed and said, "Hey! You can't stop there!" I said, "Well, if you want to know what happens next..." ("buy the book"...in my head, of course...)


Here's a picture of the sign they had up outside the library:




And a picture of me signing a book for a fan :)




I also had the wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Marianne. We go way back (5-6 years or so, I think), and it's been wonderful to share the ups and downs of the publishing biz with her. We talked nonstop for 2+ hours, and of course it wasn't nearly enough time. But it was something :)


Here we are!


5 comments:

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the reminder of LASR's great celebration! And congrats, Devon, on your new release!

I'm so happy you and Marianne had a great visit. I love the photos. You are doing so well getting your name out to readers plus selling your fantastic books.

Dru said...

I'm glad your New Hampshire trip was successful and you had wonderful time with Marianne.

Congrats Devon on your new release. I'll have to check it out.

Have a good Friday.

Liz said...

Glad you had so much fun. And yes I finally got a sign on for blogger!

windycindy said...

Everything is so positive and seems to be going well for you! Enjoy your weekend! Cindi

chandlermariecraig said...

Oooo pictures! You look like such a rockstar signing books!

While I was SHOCKED you didn't attend the Breaking Dawn party, I'll be happy to post a full report. Let's just say...I don't think you'd have enjoyed.

But, do let me know when you Random House gives you a ring. Better make sure your voicemail's working.