Every chance I get to do a book signing or public appearance somewhere...anywhere...to promote my novels is a chance I take to get out and meet/greet the public. I recently attended an art retreat where each artist introduced themselves and told a bit about what they do. I mentioned I am an author with 4 published novels. I never expected the group to be so fascinated by the fact that a novelist was among them on this adventure.
I always try to carry a bag or box of books in my car, and luckily, I had some tucked in the back seat. I scurried out to the car, brought them in and sold them. I was surprised...and pleased.
So, the moral of this story is that you never know where you'll find avid readers and/or generate fans.
Tonight I will join Annette Blair and Karen Frisch at Books on the Square in Providence, RI for a book signing/meet the authors night. The three of us are mystery writers. Annette writes about magic, I write humorous mystery and Karen writes Victorian era mysteries. It should be a great time for all, so join us if you can.