I did something I thought would be both cool for the doing and fun for my career as a writer–I joined my local Friends of the Library group. To be honest, I had a little help. I enjoyed helping with the yearly used book sale (I mean, who doesn’t want to be surrounded by books? And cool books, like the 1935 Bar book or original printings of Gone With the Wind…). So when I offered to help with the sale, one of the ladies decided I needed to “join” the Friends. So I did.
It’s been a fun experience. I can truly say I jumped in with both feet. Well, no, I slid in and was then pushed the rest of the way until I landed in WAY over my head. By January, I was already part of a committee and attending my first meeting. There wasn’t much of a getting used to it period.
One of the committees I joined (Dare I say, was added to) involved selecting authors for our yearly Author Brunch. It’s quite the event. Four authors, brunch made by the ladies of the Friends, fun, raffle prizes and a good time. The first event I helped organize involved a murder mystery theme. It went off rather well. This year (the 2019 event) is already in the planning stage. Strike that. We have a theme – Love is in Bloom – a general color scheme – purple and dark green, with elements of both gardening and picnicing – plus three of the four authors are confirmed. Yep. For 2019, we have three of the four already planned and confirmed.
Now don’t think I’m bragging. I’m not. Why? Because we sent out four invites and I haven’t heard from one of the authors. Because we had a few other authors as possibilities in case we had an author with a scheduling conflict (I like to have back-up plans), but most of those authors have NO WAY to contact them.
I might be panicking a little. I’d love to hear back from the fourth author. I’d love to have this sewn up so I can work on things I need to complete. I have deadlines.
The other thing that has me a tad on edge would be the fact I had no idea it would be so hard to get local authors to participate. I know I’ve been eager to attend/participate in any local event I can find. Maybe we’re hard to find? I don’t know. But what I do know is since I’m the publicity head, too, I’m going to work extra hard to make sure everyone knows about this event. I hope you can attend…even if it is in 2019.
🙂 This post is also up on the SDNS Blog: https://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/2018/10/finding-authors-with-meganslayer.html
Now here’s a little about my latest work:
You Have Me by Megan Slayer
Contemporary Paranormal Erotic Romance
M/F, BDSM, Toys, Spanking
When the rest of the world crumbles and fails, you have me.
Kynan Laing gave up his mortal soul to the will of the Sources, the ancient beings in charge of the universe. With the sensual grace and speed in his vampire form, he serves in his role as a Protector for the Supernatural world. But the impending war between the Supers and Hunters is heating up. The woman he’s charged to protect is all grown up and the perfect submissive partner he wants. Can he keep his heart under wraps while keeping her safe?
Alexa Mercury doesn’t know why she’s supposed to trust the vampire, but she does. Even when she pushed him away, Kynan watches over her. She craves him like no other and wants to submit body and soul to him, even if he is a Supernatural creature of the night. When circumstances beyond her control force them together, Lexa will have to decide whether to offer her heart to the vampire or risk her very soul.