It was so gorgeous yesterday in my part of Northern Colorado that I set a lawn chair in the shade of my grape vine and ate my yogurt/blueberry/granola lunch outside. Chilled a bit. Still couldn't go back inside, so I grabbed my book and read out there for thirty whole minutes.
Okay, enough of that "feel good" nonsense for now. Time to get back to work.
I'm finally getting around to setting up local book signings, and look what fell right into my lap. Our public library district is going to sponsor a "Writers' Block" at the end of September during which local authors and anyone else from the district can participate as we write a community creative story on the sidewalk all around the library block (yep, a whole block, all the way around). In addition, authors can set up a table or booth to talk books, sell books, sign books, pass out freebies, whatever.
I've already told you about the two-day Holiday Market right after Thanksgiving that now features an Author's Nook. I'm expecting to hear back on my application within the week.
And on top of that, check this out. My town has a love affair going with 10-foot-tall rearing horse statues (a smaller version of the giant scary blue one at the Denver airport). One of those horses will be covered with quilt squares created by local authors and artists and will stand outside our Senior Center. Clever, huh?
As authors, it's important to make sure we're on the mailing lists of libraries, city recreation departments, writers' organizations, and bookstores in the area where we live so we don't miss any of the great opportunities to participate in writerly events such as these.