The title of this blog makes it sound as if I’m actually on the road selling books all the time. Full disclosure: I’m not. I work 25-30 hours a week as Assistant Minister/Director of Christian Education/Communications Director for First United Methodist Church, Somerville, NJ. And although I try to hit local book festivals, this past year, as you may have noticed from previous posts, has been tough and I had to let things slide a bit.
But I’m ready to start up again, and tomorrow, October 5, I’ll be in Collingswood, NJ at the Collingswood Book Festival from 10:00-4:00 p.m. with my Saint Maggie series in tow. Follow the link to see details about the event.
As you can see from the photos above, my car (which I like to call “Mini Me”) is packed and I’m ready to go.
I’ve been to Collingswood several times previously and it is a big deal. The event closes down Haddon Avenue to traffic. It becomes a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare filled with tables and authors and readings and kids’ activities and food vendors and BOOKS! Lots and lots of books.
So, what’s your pleasure? Science fiction? Romance? Paranormal? Mystery? Children’s literature? Literary fiction? Poetry? Historical fiction? Cross-genre? It will be there. Trust me.
This is your chance to browse books, chat with authors, and indulge your book addiction (if you have one) or purchase some early holiday gifts.
As an author, I find that the event is a long, but a fun day. It gives me the opportunity to chat to readers and other folks who are just passing by. I get to talk about how amazing Maggie and my other characters are; how their stories, although set in the 1860s, still resonate today; and the power that kindness and generosity can have during difficult times.
If you want to find stories that will uplift you with characters living in an earlier era who are relatable, likeable, and fallible (yep, they mess up just like the rest of us), please check any out my Saint Maggie books.
Better yet, come to Collingswood tomorrow and chat with me. I’ll be in booth #91.
Have a wonderful weekend.
P.S. I hope to get a chance to slip away from my booth and take some photos so I can post them later!
Janet Stafford, Squeaking Pips Founder