So, this week I contacted two local libraries to see if it would be possible to have a book signing at their locations. Both were extremelycourteous and very receptive to the idea. We scheduled one for February 18th from 1-3 at the Haysville Community Library (it's a Kansas town about seven miles from my house) and one for February 25th from 11-1 at the Clearwater Public Library. The Librarian, Betty, at the Haysville Library asked that I make it a discussion also. I'm not much of a public speaker so we'll have to see how that goes. I thought I would talk not just about the book specifically, but also about the process of writing and revisions. I have my three ring binder from my last revisions with almost every page dog-eared where I either needed or wanted to make changes. I also thought part of my show-n-tell would include my first proof copy that is full of sticky notes. Now I hope someone shows up. Selling a few books would be nice, but I will also just enjoy talking to anyone that is interested in the book or in writing in general.
I made flyers for each library to hand out and made an announcement fortheir entry doors to encourage attendance. I also contacted the two local newspapers and asked them to place a notice in the paper for the book signings. I'll let you know how it goes. If anyone reading this has a suggestion,please let me know.