On Saturday, November 3, I had a lovely book signing and reading event at Mission Hills Library, one of the San Diego Public Library’s several branches. This is a special library in which many community events are held.
As usual, I brought my Book Signing Brownies. I’m just going to keep doing this until someone says I can’t! I made sure to have fruit and other snack options as well. The staff kindly set up a nice table so I could place the food and promo cards prominently.
This was my first solo reading. Because I was not very limited for time, I read much of Chapter 1 (Aura) of Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One. Then I jumped ahead to an especially chilling scene that spells out to the main character, Forster, just what is at stake out there in the dark, at the edge of the solar system. One thing I loved is that one of my audience members never really explored science fiction before, and she was interested and intrigued by what I had to say. That is just fabulous!
There were familiar and new faces in the crowd for the reading. Some teenagers attended, and some younger children as well, with their reader parents. It felt grand to have a captive audience like this. After the reading, I signed some books and talked to readers. A dear friend brought me roses too! At every event I have been part of, there has been at least one new connection, and this was no exception. It’s really a priceless experience for an indie author to have this kind of event.
I am so grateful to the San Diego Public Library for being part of their Local Author Showcase, which you will hear more about in 2019. I’m looking forward to a 2019 event for Book Two in the new building for Mission Hills Library as well. Thank you to all who attended this reading and signing!
Image Credit: J. Dianne Dotson at Mission Hills Library Reading and Signing November 3, 2018. Copyright J. Dianne Dotson 2018.[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”957,955,956,951″][/vc_column][/vc_row]