I was one of 34 authors at the Writers Fair hosted Nov. 5 by the Port Moody Public Library in Port Moody, BC. It was great to share a table with one of my writing students, Doug Matthews, and to meet new authors and readers plus writing students past and present. Former student Erik D’Souza was there, selling his anthology New Beginnings and his murder mystery books. As part of the three-day events, he presented a workshop Nov. 3 on Finding Your Audience.
My picture book Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch is always popular at this time of year because parents and grandparents are looking for holiday gifts for their little ones. Did you know that grandparents are the #1 buyers of picture books?
During the two-hour Writers Fair, a Port Moody librarian bought a stack of books directly from local authors like me who had vendor tables. That’s great direct support for writers of both traditional and self-published titles. Erik told me that the library included my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket in their New Non-fiction display. When I went to see it, the book wasn’t there, so someone must have taken it out, which is encouraging.
To find out more about buying No Letter in Your Pocket, please see “Memoir” on this website. For my other books, look under the “Books” section under “Writing.”
(Photo: Nancy McNeil)