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Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Taste N Books" - Waldorf, MD

On Sunday morning, I gathered up my books and other marketing materials and headed to Waldorf, MD. It was 8:15 am and I was excited to make the trekk out to some unknown territory. I got turned around while trying to get to the Waldof Jaycees Community Center but I stopped and asked someone for directions and they were kind enough to take me directly there.

When I entered the room I came face-to-face with other writers milling around and getting their author tables prepared. This was my first foray into being out in public as an author. I was greeted by B. Swangin Webster and Karen Minors, the two women who came up with the idea of matching the food that best depicts the author's novel. After setting up, I walked around the room, introducing myself to all the authors and collecting business cards, etc. I saw that some authors had coffee, because their main character is a coffee drinker, others had popcorn and peanuts because their book was about baseball, etc. I sat and anxiously waited to see what I would get and to my surprise, out came the chef with two displays of strawberries dipped in chocolate, peanuts and coconut...yummy!!

I was very pleased as I settled in and then waited for the public to arrive. When they did, I greeted every single one with a smile, introduced my self and handed them some promotional materials. I was also very pleasantly surprised when two of my friends stopped by to show support. One drove around for quite a while but she was very determined to show up and buy her book - I love her for that!

Overall, a good time was had by all and I'm very excited about doing this event next year. Here are some of the pics from the Taste N Books event...enjoy!

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