Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Guest author at Literary luncheon adventures

If you are invited to an author's luncheon as guest author and you find your table because of your name perched on a display holder, Do not remove the sign. Even it it gets in the way of people seeing who you are and you seeing other people. 
I once sat at 'my' table at a conference and removed the sign so that I could talk to everyone -- and everyone assumed I was a rude conference goer taking the author's place. (but they didn't say anything, just were a little cold to me.)
It wasn't until the end of the luncheon (after I had had nice conversations with the people from either side of me) and the head table read our names and asked us to stand up, that the table realized that they really did have an author at their table. hmmmm.
I still did the 'whose birthday is closest to mine" contest to determine the winner of the books I had brought as table gifts.
Which reminds me - one time they asked us to put our gift books on display on the table. As soon as I did, four people left the table. (one was a halloween book and the others had people of color on the cover) After our shock, I simply told the remaining three people that it looked as if they each got one of my books. (lemonade out of lemons.)

2 comments:

Ben Boyd said...

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It makes a great bed time story with characters that kids can relate to and grow to love because the already love them. Every kid and adult has heard the rhyme of how he fell from the wall but with this they can see a beautiful world with lots of egg people and it just something that jumps out at the imagination. Thank You for your time. I look forward to hearing from you. You can also contact me at bjessieb2@yahoo.com

Thank You,
Benjamin Boyd

WendieO said...

I am so sorry about your book. Unfortunately, I do not review self-published books -- especially those published by so-called publishers who are talked about on the Writer Beware blog. Here is their comment about your publisher:
"Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA) is the tip of a fee-charging agenting/editing/publishing iceberg created by Robert M. Fletcher of Boca Raton, Florida. Since 2001, it has employed a veritable carousel of changing names (more than 40 to date), and Writer Beware has received hundreds, if not thousands, of complaints from authors who've cited abuses such as fees for literary agency services, fees for publishing, fees for editing, fees for marketing services, referrals to other branches of the business without revealing the connection, and more."
The list goes on to say that this 'publisher' is under inditement by several state justice departments.
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/05/robert-fletcher-of-sbpra-to-pay-author.html