Some of those who visited my booth were readers, others were teachers, aspiring authors and bloggers who specialized in reviewing books. One woman was a teacher visiting the festival for the day with her literature students, while another was one of my author friends from facebook. And more than once someone would spot my booth and inform me that they had heard of my books or seen them on amazon and goodreads.
I handed out dozens of buttons, bookmarks and signed posters, and even sold a good number of books. And I'm still getting in touch with those who won raffle prizes. All in all, I had a blast and I even got interviewed by KBEACH (a radio station associated with California State University at Long Beach)! I'm already thinking about plans for next year's festival and am even researching other book festivals on the West Coast (the Tucson Festival of Books looks like it might be added to my list).
I leave you with those thoughts for now and some of the pictures we took, but do check in again soon because I plan on posting more pictures later on. Happy reading for now and I look forward to some R&R and perhaps a little free time to get some more writing done ;).
|The rental van is all packed and ready to go!|
|Laura and Nino helping me set up the first day.|
|Ready to go!|
|A view from the author's seat.|
|The nice people over at KBEACH radio came over and asked if they could talk to|
me about my books. How could I resist? ;)
|A small crowd at my booth.|
|Signing Otherworld Trilogy posters for fans.|