Another event makes it onto my busy fall calendar: Books Down South launches this month, a premier event in the Southern Arc (southern suburbs of Atlanta). This is a pretty big deal in these parts, featuring 40 local and regional authors, including some NY Times bestselling ones. Our local literary world of publishers, authors, and libraries is abuzz. Glad to be part of making a little Peachtree City history here, even if we're nowhere near a boatyard. See schedule below and come help us make this a home run event!
I'll be sharing a book-signing table with two friends from my writers' circle, and we will be donating one of the giveaway gift baskets.
Update from Finishing Line Press: the galleys have gone to the printer this week, and The Boatman's Daughter is queued up! She is due to birth this month, although I have alerted FLP that my first event is in two weeks, and would be much obliged if I could receive some copies before then!
October 19: Open Mic Matinee, Poetry & Spoken Word Performance, 1:00 pm, Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, GA 30214 · 770-461-8841. Reception and Book Signing to follow, including light refreshments.
October 26: Books Down South Book Fair, 10 am - 3 pm, at the former Rivers Elementary School, Sandy Creek Rd. & Veteran's Pkwy, Fayetteville, GA. Book sellers, Author Signings, Storytelling, Children's Readers, Speakers, Giveaways.
Nov. 7-10: 2013 Other Words Conference, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. At the request of Finishing Line Press, which will have a table at the fair, I will attend as an FLP poet, and can promote my book. This also affords time to take advantage of a number of opportunities: getting to know more of the publisher's associates, attend workshops, and network. I've never done anything like this before, so ready to plunge into the next level of author development.
Nov. 14: Dogwood Gallery, 6:30-8:30 pm: Book Launch Party. Stop for some poetry, art, wine and nibbles.
Dec. 6: "Poetry Tea" at OM, 285 Lynnwood Ave., Tyrone, GA. Details to follow!
Thanks for your interest and see ya around the Boatyard!