ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS
At the end of October, my sister Roxanne and I sold my books at the Texas Book Festival, right by the state capitol building. At that time, Austin still had a boil water notice due to excessive flooding, and we think that was why attendance was less than we expected. We cemented a few friendships, I got better acquainted with the port-a-potty system, and we saw a lot of pretty dogs. You notice I’m not talking about how many books we sold.
In late September we sold my books at Cult Classics in Bastrop, Texas. It was a horror lovers convention primarily centered around low budget horror movies and its stars. It was fun, fun, fun. The people were friendly, there were lots of costumes, and people bought our books.
In August we sold my books at the First United Methodist Church Craft and Clutter sale. (Were we craft or clutter? Never could decide). Always like this event. Always buy more from the other vendors than we sell, but that’s okay.
The most fun we had selling books this year came at the Greater Austin Comic Con. Tons of people. Tons of really great costumes. The nicest people imaginable, including star Sam Jones of Flash Gordon fame. Had an absolutely great time.
We were at the Wimberley Book Festival in June (sold more books there than at the Texas Book Festival and this one was very sparsely attended). And before that, in May, Leisure RV Park in Fentress alongside the San Marcos River had a BBQ Festival. We sold two books there.
And in March we started with the Galveston Book Festival where we only sold four books. But, hey, being in Galveston is a reward in and of itself.
The Cimarron Bride is my latest published book. I am hard at work on my second book of the year. Might finish it this month (November), but doubt that publishing will follow so soon.