Some time ago, I participated in my first signing event, which took place at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA. The experience was not precisely a good one, both because I don’t like public speaking very much–it was a reading and signing as part of a larger group–and because I had to have my kids with me. I love my children dearly, but they weren’t happy to be there, and made that rather clear to all parties present.
This month, I begin my real foray into signing events with one called I <3 Books at the AFK Eatery in Renton, WA on 2/7/15, from 2-9pm. I’ll be there in an unstructured format with several other authors, including Jeffrey Cook, whose wonderful book Dawn of Steam: First Light caught my imagination a few weeks ago. If you do stop by, I’ll have fabulous new bookmarks that I’ll be delighted sign if you’d rather have an ebook than a physical copy. If you’re a member of the highly exclusive group of people who happens to already have a physical copy of any of my books, feel free to bring it by and I’ll happily sign it for you while you tell me everything that’s wrong with it.
The following weekend, if all goes according to plan, my books will be hosted by NIWA at Radcon in Pesco, WA. Sadly, I can’t make that trip personally. However, the week after that, I’ll be appearing in the Book Garden of the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show on the 19th and 20th. While I’ll only be officially signing on the 19th from 2-6pm, I’ll be around all day on Thursday and for a goodly portion of Friday.
I’m still looking at my options for the spring, as there seem to be about a thousand conventions in the region. However, I can report with certainty that I will be at GearCon in Portland and WorldCon in Spokane this summer. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll have cool new swag to offer at both.
This opens a brave new chapter in my writing adventure, and I’m quite excited about it. Watch for the lady in the blue Dragons In Pieces shirt, because I’m going to be out and about.