Thursday, September 23, 2010

Books Alive autumn event details

Mark your calendars for the end of October: I have been invited to participate in the Bay County Public Library's first-ever autumn book event, a BOOKS ALIVE for local authors. Here are the details, as forwarded by Bettina Mead:

All functions are being held at the Bay County library, 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City, 522-2100

Friday: October 29, 2010
Meeting Room
  • 9:30AM Registration
  • 10-12:30 PM Introduction of guest authors- all participants of Local - booksALIVE!
Speakers:
Gloria Dale Skinner / Amelia Grey – Romance Author
Cate Nobles- Mystery Writer
Bruce Gamble- True Stories- The Art of Nonfiction Writing
Michael Lister- Writing the Region --North Florida is my Beat
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM Catered Lunch for participants, attendees and guests – reservations required Cost: TBA
Set-up for Saturday sales/ book signings - lobby area – Library staff

Saturday: October 30, 2010
  • 9:00 author set-up
  • 10:00-3:00pm Meeting Room and Lobby area Sales and book signings until 3:00PM



IN RELATED NEWS

I've also been invited to travel to Texas to participate in the annual "Girlfriend's Weekend" for the Pulpwood Queens book club, along with authors including Rick Bragg, Pat Conroy, Fannie Flagg and dozens more, including my friends River Jordan, Michael Lister, Michael Morris, Janis Owens, and Olivia debelle Byrd (Cooley). Hit this link for the full list.  I'm saving up pennies to figure out how to get there (drive? fly?) and where to stay (bed and breakfast? YMCA?). Obviously, I'm not on the level of these other good folks — real authors, all — and my publisher can't afford to pay for this.So say a prayer that money will fall from heaven or turn up in the mail or whatever. (It can't hurt, right?)

Peace.
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