Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hanover Bookfest 2007

Getting up at 4:30 a.m. to meet my ride to Mechanicsville at 5:30 wasn't fun. However, the 2nd Annual Hanover Bookfest was worth it. A huge crowd of authors and visitors were there.


Moi—at my table. I'm holding the brand new A Cup of Comfort for Writers.

I caught a ride with Jim Morrison, author of Bedford Goes to War. Jim is president of Valley Writers and the group leader for Lake Writers. He is a great supporter of writing events.

Jim Morrison thumbs through his book.

Jim and I both sold some books, and I swapped books for other authors' books. Now my stack of books I want to read is even higher.

One of the best things about a bookfest is the chance to exchange information and catch up on what fellow authors are doing. I learned several interesting things yesterday and met several interesting people. One of the best things I learned was that I'm lucky to have been rejected by a publisher I submitted to a few years ago.

But that's another story.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

Looks like a great time and a wonderful opportunity!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Amy Hanek said...

I see my online Schiffer friend in the background. How'd you do that? That photographer is HIRED!

10:13 AM  

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