Hooray! I did it. I finally took the plunge and decided to host a book fair, or author signing, as they are sometimes known. Actually I and another partner, Angela Campbell, decided to do this because both of us had considered it before on our own. You have to admit that taking on something of this responsibility requires a partner. Doing it on your own would be such a strain. After some discussion, we decided to hold the Fair in Nashville, TN on April 28, 2018. This event will be at the beautiful, historical Scarritt Bennett Center. That campus is definitely reminiscent of Hogwarts, and it’s too bad we’re not hosting an after-event party there, but one must start slowly at events like this.
Many events cater to authors, offering workshops, panels, and other programs to help the author hone the craft of writing, but when you’ve decided that the convention is all about the reader, hosting panels and workshops become tricky, if not almost limiting. But that’s what we’ve decided for now, to have an event geared toward readers. Because many events focus on romance, or seem to be heavily weighted in romance, we’ve taken great pains to limit this somewhat, offering a nice selection of Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, and Suspense books. Don’t worry. There will be romance writers. I, for one, will be there. I have those types of books to offer. But I really like the fact that there are many different genres in this event.
I’ll never forget my first author signing when a reader came by my table, lamenting the fact that most of the books were adult romance, and that she’d truly hoped to branch out in genres and purchase some different types of books. All I can say is, I wish I had her email address, because I’d tell her that our Fair will have lots of new books for her to try out. We have tickets on sale, and yes, there are VIP tickets where those people will not only get a chance to enter the Fair earlier, they will also receive a fun bag of SWAG from authors.
Without further ado, I will list the link information for the Fair below. Do come join us. It’s going to be fun, and we hope you’ll grow with us: