Friday, October 5, 2012

Great Event and Giveaway Announcement

So Aunt Agatha's Anniversary event Wednesday went really well! People were SO NICE. I got to meet a bunch of established authors and they were WONDERFUL. This pic is of the 4-5 slot authors:

Sarah Zettel (far left) writes paranormal cozies (though appears to wear a few other faces, too, including sci-fi, fantasy and romance), which is just hot. It is a culinary vampire theme she was sharing at the anniversary, as that is her mystery line. Loren Estleman was the rock star of our quartet. He had abour 15 books FEATURED. I guess he has about four mystery series, plus some other crime fiction, and he writes westerns on top of it. He was such a nice man. You recognize me, probably... a little thicker than I like to be, but there you have it. Note that I chose the less flattering picture of me because the one that was good of my cut Sarah in half, so hopefully I've earned some karma there... And then to my left (your right) is Sharon Fiffer who I had a GREAT time talking to. She has an antique dealer cozy series—all the titles end in 'stuff'--she was featuring #7 and 8 in the series and they are hard cover, so she seems to be doing well with them.

I also met Libby Fischer Hellmann and Julia Spencer-Fleming, though that only covers about half of the authors there. There was REALLY a good turnout and I signed a bunch of books... erm... by a bunch, I mean a bunch for me--maybe 10--FOR people, plus a couple left at the store for stock.  Everyone was SO gracious--authors and readers alike. There really wasn't a reason for me to be so intimidated.


Then I also want to give a big shoutout and thank you to Kathy Matthews who is doing a giveaway of The Azalea Assault and Elizabeth Spann Craig's Quilt or Innocence—go over to Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy and leave a comment for a chance to win! She has a great blog, too. She lives in central Oregon, which is beautiful country, and posts a lot of gorgeous shots of her adventures. (Plus she's super nice—you'll love her)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like a wonderful event! I'm like you--always feel sort of anxious before going to those things, but always ends up going well. Love the picture, too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you had an awesome time!

ViolaNut said...

Sounds like a blast! I love Spencer-Fleming's series, I have them all stacked up here next to my bed. :-)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hart, you are beautiful and I a glad that you had such a fun time at the anniversary event.

Thank you so much for the shout out! I know that they lucky winner will love their prize. I bought copies for myself to keep, and am having a great time with them.

Kathy M.

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad you had fun! I know Libby from online - she's a great person. And writes a pretty good book, too :)

Happy Weekend!

Alison DeLuca said...

Well, you look gorgeous - that is all.

Congratulations on a fun, fantastic event!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Look at you! Famous author.

Johanna Garth said...

Love that photo. You guys all look so happy.

Helena said...

I'm so glad your book event was a big success. Of course you look lovely and so authorly, and how happy you all look. A deserved night in the spotlight.