Six authors from a variety of genres showed us their books, gave out free pens, bookmarks, and candy. When they heard I was also a writer, they gave me lots of tips, including a blogging lesson. I now know how to schedule a post for a later publication date. Yay! (Thanks Dionne.)
Meeting fellow blogger and friend, Mike Dellosso and his wife, Jen, was a treat. Mike writes suspense/thriller novels. His debut book is, "The Hunted." At thirty-five with a wife and three daughters, Mike discovered he had cancer. He's chronicled his journey at his blog. He looks great, but still needs our prayers.
Carrie Turansky is an inspirational romance writer. Multi-published, her titles include: "Wedded Bliss," "Along Came Love," and "Kiss the (Cook) Bride."
Gayle Roper is also multi-published and the author of The Amherst Mysteries. In addition, she writes non-fiction titles. Her latest release is, "A Woman and Her Emotions."
S. Dionne Moore has one book out entitled, "Murder On The Ol' Bunions," with "Polly Dent Loses Her Grip," scheduled for release by Barbour Publishing in April 2009. She's also the Tuesday contributor to the famous Novel Journey blog.
Cathy Gohlke is a Young Adult author and winner of the Christy Award for her book, "William Henry is a Fine Name." Her novel is set during the Civil War period. She also has a sequel on the bookshelves.
Terri L. Gillespie has a devotional book entitled, "Making Eye Contact With God: A Weekly Devotional for Women." Don't you love that title?
By the way, Mom won a book in the drawing. I purchased Mike's book, and received another book free of charge.
As usual, my book budget fell short of my Wish List. I've checked out all these websites and can't wait to order more books. Between shop talk with the authors and discussing books with store personnel, they "wowed" us with their graciousness. We went there to meet and be a blessing to these authors. Instead, they blessed us. I hope they sold a ton of books.