Showing posts with label Candy Maier Book Fair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candy Maier Book Fair. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photos from the Candy Fund Book Fair

Lots of activity going on at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 15 where the Candy Fund Scholarship Book Fair was held.
My sister, Gay, manned my table as she scanned a copy of the latest edition of Fresh, published by JC Walkup, Buffy Queen and Penny Morse.
This was the first of the Candy Fund's Book Fairs, but the organization plans to continue next year. As always, the first of anything gives the directors understanding of what must be done for next year's book fair for self-published authors.
My suggestion was to publicize the authors who will be present. I also think an author should be given an opportunity to make a presentation to the visitors about his/her books and how the book came to be written.
We had a great time in Asheville with all the wonderful writers and hope to attend next year. Thanks to Celia Miles for the photos used here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Home from the Fair

I got home tonight from the Book Fair sponsored by the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund. It was fun and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting friends I'd not met face to face such as Celia Miles and Peggy Millan. Gwendie Camp and Cheryl Dietrich do a great job with the Candy Fund. A couple of years ago I recommended JC Walkup for their board and she and her delightful husband, Bob, were assisting everyone and buying books. JC outbid me for a nice big basket of interesting stuff. Penny Morse, JC's cohort in the publishing of FRESH, the literary magazine, stayed busy as a volunteer for the Candy Fund.

The room was packed with authors from as far north of Asheville as Boone, NC and as far south as Hayesville. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with most of them.

In the coming weeks, I hope to write more about each one. Tonight I am tired and ready for bed, but will have photos to share later.

Come back for more about the writers and poets who gathered to support the Candy Fund and to sell a few books.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It is late and tomorrow morning comes early for me. Wednesday will be fun as we attend Coffee with the Poets at Phillips and Lloyd books in Hayesville, NC. Scott Owens from Hickory will be the guest poet tomorrow. He will sign books at Phillips and Lloyd, Curiosity Shop Books, and will read and sign books at Mountain Perk that evening.

He will really have a long day.

The reading at Mountain Perk at 7:00 p.m. will be especially delightful because Rosemary Royston, a poet I always enjoy, will be sharing the spotlight with Scott. Rosemary writes poetry from a young mother's point of view, from a PK's point of view, and from the mind of a modern woman who creates humorous verses based on pantyhose, power point presentations and so many other things.

Another Writer
Today I had a visit from my friend, Pat Davis, writer of young adult novels. Pat lives in PA, but hails from good old North Carolina. We had a long chat about publishing, building a platform in cyberspace, and finding an agent - the same topics most writers talk about these days.

Saturday, May 15
I hope to see many writers in Asheville Saturday at the Candy Maier Scholarship Foundation Book Fair. I am delighted to know that Joan Medlicott will be there. My sister read one of her books and is now a fan of the Ladies of Coventry.
If you live anywhere near Asheville, come to the Book Fair and support the Candy Fund. Much will be going on besides book signings and book buying. Raffles, silent auctions and gifts were mentioned in the material I received. Please come by and say hello.