Hello! I cant believe summer is over. Fall means sweater weather, all things pumpkin, and a new series of fun events.
Here's what I have on my line-up as of today, but there could be another addition or two, and I'll update this post if that happens.
In the meantime, I'd LOVE to see you at one of these events.
OCTOBER 12: Indie Author Day
Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk CT, 8:30AM-5PM
Join me and a whole SLEW of authors at the Norwalk Public Library for their third annual Indie Author day, which is a worldwide event. Each year, libraries and organizations around the world welcome local indie authors, writers, and their communities in for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels, and so much more! There, you'll find writers speaking about and reading from their books. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A, and it's FREE. More details HERE.
OCTOBER 21: CECA/CASL Authorpalooza
Hartford Convention Center, Hartford CT
Authorpalooza is part of the CECA/CASL conference where attendees will have an opportunity to hear readings and engage in Q&A with authors from all over the country. More details, including author reading schedule, visit their website.
OCTOBER 25: Book Signing and Author Chat
Barnes & Noble, Milford CT, 9AM-3PM
Benefiting Madison Middle School
Join me at Barnes & Noble in Milford, CT for a book signing and author chat to benefit one of our local schools, Trumbull's Madison Middle. Treats and Swag for all!
OCTOBER 28: Shoptalk on WHOLEHEARTED WRITING: Practices for maintaining persistence, perseverance, and productivity.
Willoughby Wallace Library
Stony Creek, CT, 6:30PM
The life of a writer is immensely rewarding and exciting, but the journey to publication can be equally long, challenging, and discouraging. In this talk, I will draw from my psychology background to share psychologically-valid, evidence-based concepts and action steps to enhance motivation, increase productivity, and to fuel perseverance for writers and illustrators at any stage of the writing journey. Whether you are struggling with finishing your manuscript or portfolio, trying to maintain enthusiasm as you face the query trenches, or are wading through the world of post-publication, you will find something here to inspire you and concrete steps to apply to keep your whole heart in the game. This is a free event, but call 203-488-8702 to register. Or, visit wwml.org or the event page HERE.
DECEMBER 5-8th: Book Signing and Author Chat
Wicked Weekend Horror Festival
Palace Theater, Stafford Springs, CT
Join me and Patrick Moody, author of the creepy, fun, and heart-filled MG novel, THE GRAVEDIGGER'S SON for a very wicked weekend. This is a horror lover's dream. All weekend long, the Palace Theater will be invaded by horror lovers of all sorts, from movie actors, to cos-playing fans, to writers like Pat and me who love to spin spooky yarns. This event has it all! Movies, Food Trucks, a horror art exhibit, and giveaways. SPECIAL GUEST JOE MANGANARO! You can shop till your heart's content, talk with horror industry pros, and spend a little time with me and Pat. Swag and treats for all!
Visit the Wicked Weekend page for more details and full schedule. Kids under 12 enter free.