Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Book Signing Event!

I believe book signings are helpful for authors to get their name out there to the public and perhaps more importantly for making friends with booksellers. But for an author, signings can be hours of sitting, talking and selling oneself without moving a single book. I've sat, stood, paced around at numerous book events and wondered if my time wouldn't have been better spent sitting at my desk at home and writing.

But this Saturday I'll be part of the biggest signing event I've yet to attend. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Cafe in Harrisburg, PA., is hosting a varied and talented panel of authors for readings and promoting their works. There will be poets, literary fiction writers, nonfiction authors, one YA author, and closest to my heart, romance writers. Cate Masters will be joining me in promoting our published novels along with fellow Susquehanna Writer, Don Helin selling his suspense novel.

Catherine, owner of the Midtown Scholar has put together a terrific holiday affair including a free holiday concert.

I am a bit nervous about reading from my work and have yet to select the passages I will use. I hope those of you local to Harrisburg will consider stopping by sometime between 2:00 and 5:00 this Saturday afternoon.


  1. Wish I could go. Would you believe that I've never been to a book signing, book fair, or writer's conference. And I live across the street from a Borders Bookstore that periodically host booksignings. I've got to one of these events one day to see what to expect when I'm signing my book.
    Good luck with yours.


  2. I wish you could come also. I hope to see some familiar faces. It would be a bad thing for me to live across from a Borders. I would live there!

  3. Looking forward to seeing you there, Susan!

  4. Wow, I would love to come along and share the day with you. I've just read in our local paper which authors will be at the Book Festival in March 2010. I can't wait to go along to it.

    Good luck with reading your passages and let us know how you get on.

  5. Thanks, Jarmara. I'll be sure to report on how it goes. Look forward to spending time getting to know my fellow Susquehanna Writers in person, Cate. Hope the snow storm they're predicting hits us late on Saturday.

  6. This is great, Sue! Don't be nervous. Good luck!