I’ve been doing craft fairs for a few years now. Always before I actual began writing. So now I sell my books at the craft fairs, I can talk direct to potential readers.
It was at one of last year’s fairs that a lady brought a copy of Persecuting Abi. After mentioning me to her book club, I got an invite to talk to them. Imagine me shaking and not in delight.
Public speaking? Me? Eh, no way? Yes, you heard. I do not do public speaking. So why on earth did I say yes? Eh, even I can’t answer that one.
Anyway, I went to meet them earlier in the year and booked in for June. Still shaking here. If anyone felt an earthquake, it was me. Sorry. So, I toddled of for the evening and they were so nice.
Anyway, June appeared, I ignored the talk as long as I could. By this point the Persecuting series was unpublished. The first thing I spoke about was myself. Another thing I hate, talking about myself. This is where you are probably asking yourself why I became an author. If you ever get an answer, can you let me know? Next, I talked about the Persecuting series. The woman who bought the book told me it gave her nightmares. But that series is very dark. Next I talked about the Romancing in Scotland series and my future Fareious trilogy.
After that came the questions. Which I think I fielded quite well. I remained nervous the whole time, and repeated myself a few times. However, the experience will make me better the next time. I hope.