BOOK SIGNING AT OREGON BOOKS
We had a good crowd for my author event Sept. 30, 2017 at Oregon Books & Games in Grants Pass. Among the visitors were an elder mother and daughter who love horses, a book buyer for a middle school library (get ’em young!), gal pals, a mountain biker, neighbors, and budding writers who wanted to know about my book writing process. We even had a darling red-heeler puppy, Kaia: Enthuiasm personified!
TASTING WINE AND BOOKS: It was fun to meet you all, read from and offer signed books in the “Words and Wine” event September 23, 2017 at Cliff Creek Cellars at the Vineyard in Gold Hil Hill, Oregon. The winery is smack dab in the middle of the Rogue River Valley—the main setting of my Pepper Kane mysteries. The iconic Table Rock Rock, shown on the cover of “Over the Edge,” was directly behind us.
“A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM” A SUCCESS: Meeting readers, selling books and sharing juicy bits from “Saddle Tramps” made my night, June 17, 2017, at Grants Pass Museum of Art. A shout out to the museum and Authors Innovative Marketing, for hosting and skillfully organizing the event. Got a pretty good laugh sharing Pepper Kane’s (my heroine’s) remark that her shoulder “hasn’t been the same since I fell off Bob.” Who’s Bob? Read the book!
LET’S GET TOGETHER AND TALK BOOKS: I love meeting you bibliophiles and talkng books and writing, so bookclub and bookstore appearances are a special delight. I can do them live, or via Skype or FaceTime. Below you see me chatting about Saddle Tramps.
AUTHOR EVENTS AT BARNES & NOBLE:
It was great seeing a couple dozen of you mystery fans Nov. 4, 2017, at our “Dueling Authors” event at the beautiful Barnes & Noble in Medford, Ore. Author (and “recovering actor” Clive Rosengren and I read from our latest books, and had a lively conversation about how his big-city P-I and my Rogue Valley amateur sleuth differ and are alike. Thanks to all who came. Let’s do this again some time!
MYSTERY WRITERS READING: The Author Panel featuring Author Dearest and three other members of her Monday Mayhem Writers Group, in March 2017 at Medford (Ore.) Barnes & Noble, was a huge success! We each talked of our backgrounds, read from one of our books, had a lively Q&A, and sold and signed books. Best part? Meeting readers and sharing about how we write, get published traditionally, make friends and influence people—to buy our books!
SEATTLE FLASH: I had a blast meeting some of you readers, taking remote orders and signing copies of “Saddle Tramps” in September 2016 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., downtown Seattle. My book even was named SMB’s Bestselling Trade Paperback for a time! Sadly the store closes for good Sept. 30, 2017. Not my fault! A great loss for the book world, and for Seattle, where the shop has enjoyed a “storied” run since 1990. Act fast and order one of two remaining signed copies of “Saddle Tramps” —at 75% off! They ship. Call 206-587-5737. Online, go to seattlemystery.com
ASHLAND FUN: It was a thrill taking part in the Ashland Literary Festival in October 2016 at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. I and others in my Monday Mayhem writers group had a table gratifyingly near the entrance, offering our books and live (!) authors. We also presented a panel discussion, “You’re Killing me: Why a Writers’ Group?” Well-attended and a deep dig into the creative process. You can’t write in a vacuum! See my Press Room page for event coverage in the Ashland Daily Tidings. Mark your calendar. I would love to see you at the 2017 Festival, scheduled for Oct. 28!
MORE ASHLAND FUN: I made lots if new friends as well as fellow authors Clive Rosengren, Sharon Dean and Angela Ewing, at my author event/reading of “Over the Edge” Nov. 2, 2017 at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Ore. I had a wonderful Author Event there for “Saddle Tramps” same time last year! Thanks to all who came, listened, and asked terrific questions! Signed and dated copies of “Saddle Tramps” and “Over the Edge” are available at this charming independent bookstore. The holiday reading and gifting season is in full swing. These books are suitable for ages 15 and up. Especially for horse fanciers on your list. Just sayin’ …
ON THE HORIZON: I am working with libraries, book clubs and indie stores to feature me in a future Meet the Author event — the recent “Saddle Tramps” and “Over the Edge” readings and signings having been so successful
I always am excited to meet you readers in person, and to hear your comments about my books and stories. You’re a huge player in the writing process. Check in here often re: event dates. To hear about upcoming publications and freebie offers, enter your name/email address in the “Subscribe to Carole’s Newsletter” form. Be sure to respond to the “.onfirm” email, and add me to your safe senders list!