HOME BOOK PARTY

Today I had the very enjoyable afternoon giving a home book launch party. Except for an opportunity to give an event at my church, there had not been a reading in Marin (my home county.) So I did that today for an intimate group of 8 women, all of whom bought at least 1 book. (Some bought Mother Lode as well.)

We started with refreshments and conversation, and when everyone was here I talked about my connection to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, read part of the first chapter, (which you can read on this site). Everyone was very engaged with the topic; we discussed it for an hour or more. Several had a Michigan connection. A very friendly group, if we didn’t all know each other to begin with, we all felt like friends by the end.

If you’re a writer, I strongly suggest offering readings/signings in your home, or your community center. There’s a lot of satisfaction in communicating with a grateful audience in a small group setting. If you’re a reader, I suggest you support your local writers, and attend their readings. They’ll be happy to have you, even if you can’t afford to buy every book you encounter.

’til next time,

Carol

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2 Responses to HOME BOOK PARTY

  1. How did your second reading go? Are you going to have more? I think readings at restaurants are great.
    Carol

  2. Mike Chappell says:

    Glad you had a delightful time! We had another book reading here at my restaurant on Monday. It was an Arcadia published historical book about Holt and Delhi Michigan’s. Dimondale’s near neighbor.

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