I always have fun at these local festivals and enjoy spending time chatting with my local author buddies. We had such great support from the FreeValley Publishing authors, see how many we stuffed back in our space? My favorite booth was ours of course! Second was two booths down with the fresh picked blueberries from Cle Elum.
(Photo courtesy of Sheri J. Kennedy)
What a beautiful booth! The new canopy tent worked out really well, easy set up and tear down. We sold a good number of books even though the weather was quite poor over the weekend and the entire festival had record low numbers of attendance. Jeff was wonderful and manned the booth the entire time! Go Jeff! We met a number of aspiring authors. Overall the event was a success and thanks to all for helping out.
(Photos courtesy of Sheri J. Kennedy)
It quite difficult to publish a novel but that’s not where the self-published author can throw in the towel and head to the beach on vacation. Not at all, my word-inspired friends. A self-published author is not just the writer of the novel, but also the producer and manager. The author markets and researches. The author creates websites and promotional materials and goes to events to promote their book. And that takes hard work and quite a bit of determination.
Not all authors walk down the same path when they send a book out to be published, many more authors today are self-publishing and acting as their own agent. Some call them author-publishers. Some call them crazy. Come see for yourself what it is like to self-publish and promote your own book at Maple Valley Days. Two of your very own Maple Valley writers, as well as authors from North Bend and Snoqualmie will be at the FreeValley Publishing booth. Many of these writers are experts at self-publishing and are highly aware of the book-publishing industry. Everyone has a book inside, come read ours and see if you are ready to write yours.
Maple Valley Days 2014, June 13-15. FreeValley Publishing booth located near the Info booth.
What a lovely night of Poetry! Thank you everyone for sharing your works as well as poetry from poets you admire/love
I shared two poems by one of my favorites Shel Silverstein: Noise Day and Shel Silverstein’s Cure for Writer’s Block
Thank you North Bend library for allowing us use of the space and endorsing Poetry and Poetry Month for this event!
Our lovely books are displayed right alongside some of the classics in poetry
The crowd gets ready for the readings
27 Years a Poet
T. Tommia Wright
Stephen J. Matlock
Sheri J. Kennedy
David S. Moore
Maple Valley Writers and FreeValley Publishing authors will be hosting a booth at Norwescon in the lobby.
Rachel Barnard and her work Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams will be promoted at this event.
You can talk to her in person Saturday during the event.
What is Norwescon?
The Pacific Northwest’s premier Fantasy and Science Fiction convention.
For more information on Norwescon: norwescon.org