I love going to the library–you’ve probably noticed that. I mean, adventure time in a building? I’m there.
But there are a few things I love about the library. My local branch has a fantastic local author section. If you’re an author in my area and you have a book, they’ll get it on the shelf. You may have to donate a copy, but hey, it’s still exposure and a feel good thing. I donate every time.
The other awesome thing is they bring the authors in often to speak. How cool is that? Author events at the library. I’ve done one event a few times called the Cascade of Authors. The neat thing about this event, other than it’s named after a waterfall in the local town, is the way it brings together authors of multiple genres. I’ve met friars, nuns, poets, non-fiction and fiction authors at this event. We all get a chance to speak and we’re all featured. Another event I’ve done is the Books and Brunch. This is a much smaller event, featuring four authors, but this year the theme is mystery. Four authors who write mystery books, in addition to other genres. It’s fun. Who doesn’t like a good mystery? Plus, there’s food!
I’ve also had the pleasure of doing a few solo events. I’ve hosted an event at the library entitled, “So You Want to Be an Author.” I enjoy helping other aspiring writers find their legs and get going in the business. I believe we’re all in this together and I’ll do my part to cheerlead for everyone. I’ve done solo events about my personal books, which were fun and attended events for other authors.
If you get the chance, visit the library. See what events are going on. You never know who will show up at the library. You never know what you’ll learn. Check them out!