Today I enjoyed being part of the Read Local booth at the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair! This was made possible by Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD). I shared the booth with fellow local authors Sylvia Melena, Jennifer K. Crittenden, and Bill Vallely.
I had one regret today. I wished I had brought a chair. Authors, don’t make the same mistake I did! Bring a chair! Of course, I brought my signature Book Signing Brownies that I bring to every signing. That was an empty platter at the end of the event!
It was great to see familiar faces as well as new ones. The lively discussions with readers and science fiction fans kept everything vibrant. As a science fiction novelist, I love these opportunities to talk about my book, about science fiction in general, and about science as well. I relish hearing about others’ joy in reading and pondering the Universe. New readers, I am so grateful you stopped by! Thank you!
Working alongside fellow local authors continues to be a rewarding experience. No two book signings have been alike. My only regret has been that I wished I had more time to speak to each author individually! We are all at various stages in our careers. And no matter what stage that is, I learn something from every author.
If you are a writer, consider joining a local writer group in your city. You will have the ability to mingle with other writers, whether published or otherwise, and the lessons you learn are priceless. You may also learn about opportunities like this signing the you might not have otherwise! Better still, the new connections will enrich your life! Thank you, PWSD, for helping make this event possible.
Image Credit: J. Dianne Dotson at Encinitas Holiday Street Fair, November 18, 2018. By J. Dianne Dotson Copyright 2018.