It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks

I’m excited to be starting out the summer with a bang.  First off, on Memorial Day weekend, I gave a party to celebrate my Mom’s 80th birthday and the engagement of my son to a wonderful woman.  Then, before I could even catch my breath, I started preparing for my first author event of the season, The Writer’s Yarn Author Fair at the Dekalb library.  I will be there all day Saturday May 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

printersrowThat will be a great venue to practice my social skills so I am ready to attend the 30th annual Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago.  The festival with be going on all day Saturday June 7 and Sunday, June 8, but if you want to catch me there, shoot for 2-6 p.m. on Saturday.  The Chicago Writer’s Association will have its own tent (Tent F).  Over 46 authors will be attending that weekend from the CWA alone, so you will have lots of opportunities to buy books and meet authors.

For this event, I will be donating $10 per every hard copy sold of my Street Stories novels to The Night Ministry as a show of appreciation for the work they are doing and the way they inspired me to highlight homeless characters and their lives in the series.

So what’s going on for your summer?  Got  time to come and share some of mine?  I’d love to see you, both old friends and new.  Whatever the months have in store for you, I hope you enjoy them as much as I am going to enjoy mine.

Authors Wanted for Event in DeKalb

I just filled out an application for an Author Fair in Dekalb. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the first author fair I attend is in small town Illinois rather than the bustling, literary-strewn Seattle area? The opportunities I’m finding here make me glad I moved back.

In Print Writers

20140321 - Writers Yarn The DeKalb Public Library is looking for local authors for their third annual Writer’s Yarn .  Any local author interested in participating at the fair to promote their books, meet fans, interact with fellow authors or publishing houses is welcome. Authors should fill out the application and return it by April 30, 2014 to be considered.

The Writer’s Yarn will be held on  Saturday, May 31, from 11 am – 3 pm at the Haish Memorial Library in DeKalb.  For more information, contact Edith Craig.

Author Application

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