Thursday, October 2, 2008

Author Fest at the Joliet Public Library, the Black Road Branch! by DL Larson


So come on out to the Joliet Library (the Black Road Branch) and meet a great many local authors. Oh, yeah, bring your $$$$$. There's bound to be a few books you'll want to take home with you. Yours truly will be there, plus Margot Justes, and Norm Cowie!

The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a special presentation by Great Reads author Gary W. Moore. Then from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. more than forty local authors will be selling their current books, adult fiction as well as juvenile nonfiction and fiction. What a wonderful opportunity to chat with writers, ask the questions you've been wanting to ask. Don't be shy, come, visit, learn, and spend a few bucks on a good book or two.

I have only one request. It's not a difficult one, and no one ever wants to bring it up. And I may be shooting myself in the foot by doing so. But here goes. Writers need sales. period. Yes, an author will stand there and answer as many questions as they possibly can to a budding writer. And yes, nearly every author I know wants to offer whatever bit of advice they can to others. But they still need a few sales. So if you find yourself asking a multitude of questions and then walking away empty-handed, you're the one I'm talking to. Just remember the do unto others quote. Someday it may be you standing in the author's spot talking to novice writers, handing out free advice, while looking for a sale.

Another incentive to visit Author Fest: a free writing critique by Plainfield author and writing expert Deb DiSandro. Bring a writing sample with you, maximum of three pages. Free feedback! How cool is that?

As if that isn't enough to bring you out in your jammies on a Saturday morning, I need to mention the door prizes. Drawings will be held toward the end of the day, and you need NOT be present to win.

A BIG thank you to the many libraries who are hosting Author Fest 2008: Joliet Public Library, Plainfield Public Library, Shorewood Public Library, and Des Plaines Valley Public Library District.

What a win-win day! And not surprising since winning is in the air in the Chicagoland area. You know, the Cubs! The Soxs! Big time winners all around. So don't miss out on this winning day: Saturday, October 4th, 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

See you Saturday!

DL Larson

PS: need to mapquest Joliet Public Library?
The address is: 3395 Black Road Branch, Joliet IL 60431
for more information, call: 815-846-6504


Norm Cowie said...

Yeah, mebbe I shoulda mentioned it, too. Bad me.
(slap on wrist with a wet noodle)

Margot Justes said...

Me too-I should have mentioned it...but it will be great to see you Deb, can't wait.
Wet noodle indeed-try a dry noodle.

Norm Cowie said...

okay, stab me with a dry noodle

Deb Larson said...

hey - I'm just glad I turned the calendar over and noticed it!!!
See you all soon.