This post is all about the second event I attended this week. I am fortunate enough to live in a very supportive community. Even so it took me a very long time to tell anyone here I was writing (see previous posts for details!) but when I did there was a huge amount of interest from the locals.
One of the organisations, The Women’s Group, discussed A Single Step a few months ago and decided they would all buy it (I told you they were supportive didn’t I!) read it and then invite me to a meeting to ask me all about it. That meeting was last Wednesday.
I had been inspired recently by online friend and author, Wendy Percival, who had the most wonderful cake at the launch party for her second novel, The Indelible Stain (which is waiting for me on my kindle!)
Here is the link to her blog, Engage Write Brain, so you can see the cake!
So I went prepared…having had some treats made up especially by The Little Cup Cake Company (a local, and very popular enterprise!) Check these out!
I’d been asked to attend for an hour and we were all still talking 2 ½ hours later! I decided that while they were still asking questions I’d carry on and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Well who doesn’t enjoy chatting about something they feel so passionately about!
We talked mostly about the process of writing. How the idea for the trilogy originally came to me, how I managed to write it then self-publish and the learning curve I’ve had to go through to do all the marketing and promotion that is needed afterwards. That’s 2 ½ hours in a nutshell!
One of the ladies there had, very helpfully, already read Before the Dawn (the second book in the trilogy) and asked me a few questions about that which, between the pair of us trying not giving away any spoilers and appearing therefore to be talking in ‘code’ provided enough teasing temptations for several of the group to buy a copy at the end of the evening. I even sold one to an admitted ‘reluctant reader’ so that can’t be too bad!
So I shifted a load of these…
And the few that are left?…Well Christmas is coming isn’t it? So I know what I’ll be getting everyone – haha!
Many, many thanks ladies for inviting me, your support is very much appreciated!