This is a summer that I've been looking forward to for a long time. Not just because it puts the thoughts of another obnoxious winter so far in my rear view mirror that it's nothing more than a fleeting glimpse, but for the adventure that is waiting just up the road.
I've always been curious about what it would be like to participate in a book festival. To be able to stand among the crowd of people and engage them in conversations about my stories is very appealing. I've been to a couple of small events in the past and always enjoyed them. Now it's my turn to get behind the counter. Not only once, but twice.
On Saturday, June 6, I'll be part of the group from Black Rose Writing at the Printer's Row festival in Chicago. This site has historically been a great event, where book lovers from all walks get a chance to mingle with authors and check out their books. So if you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check it out.
Then two weeks later, on June 20, I've been invited to participate in the 11th annual Ann Arbor Book Festival. Saturday wraps up a three-day event that has always been a big hit with authors and readers. So if you're closer to Motown than Chi-town, come be part of the activities. You just never know who you might run into. I'll have copies of all my books available.
And if you're feeling lucky, make sure you go to Goodreads and sign up for your chance to win a signed copy of "Vanishing Act" the second book in the Jamie Richmond series. Two copies will be given away on May 25. Go for it.