With my three new wizard friends at the New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.

Attending the Alton Craft Fair

Attending the Alton Craft Fair ~ I love my new book display!



At the Author Lecture Series at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA.

The Author Lecture Series at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA.


December 4, 2016Got Books? Author Event. This will be a massive book selling and signing event for numerous authors, and will be held at the same time and in the same building as the annual Holiday Open Studios event. Located at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA, the Got Books event will run from 12:00 – 5:00. The event is free and so is the parking. This is my first time at this event and I’m really looking forward to it!

November 19, 2016 ~ Barnstead Holiday Craft Fair. I’ll be signing and selling my books at the Maple Street Church on Maple St. in Barnstead, New Hampshire, on November 19th, from 9:00 – 3:00. I believe I now have 13 books to my name. Books are for ages 10 and up and the genres are: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal Gothic Romance, and Outre!

April 20, 2016 ~ Local Literacy Night. It’s that time of the year again! I’ll be giving up a night of basketball to attend our local school’s literacy night as a resident author. I’ll have my books available for purchase and can answer questions about writing, being an author, and getting published.

December 5, 2015 ~ The Alton Holiday Gift Fair, sponsored by the Alton Centennial Rotary Club. Located in the gym at the Alton Central School, NH, from 9:00 – 3:00. Last one for the year!

Monthly ~ Writers Group at Oscar Foss Memorial Library. I’ll be serving as a mentor for writers looking to improve their craft, learn about publishing, and anything else that comes up. Bring samples of your work, ideas on what you’d like to do, and questions! We’ll meet once a month, give or take.

November 21, 2015 ~ New Durham Holiday Craft Fair. Location: New Durham Elementary School Gym, New Durham, NH. The fair runs from 9 – 2. I should definitely have my 2 new books available! I haven’t been to New Durham for a couple years, and I’m looking forward to my visit!

November 14, 2015 ~ Barrington Holiday Craft Fair. Location: The Barrington, NH, middle school gym. It runs from 9 – 3. I will have two new books (if all goes well) – a new paranormal gothic romance called Moon Dweller and the third book in the Pandora Belfry Adventure series. I will also have my other 11 books available for sale. Looking forward to visiting my old stomping grounds!

October 31, 2015 ~ The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Holiday Craft Fair. Location: Gerrish Gym at CBNA in Northwood, NH. It runs from 9 – 2. My first holiday craft fair of the year and it’s on Halloween! If all goes well, I will have a new book to sell, a paranormal gothic romance called Moon Dweller. This is my first time at the CBNA Craft Fair and I’m really looking forward to it!

July 29, 2015 ~ 2015 New England Authors Expo. A gathering of authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and you! Buy books, talk to authors, illustrators, and publishers to learn more about the business, and have fun. We’ll be at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA, from 4:00 – 9:00. Should be awesome! I’ll have 11 books for sale, ranging from fantasy to paranormal gothic romance. Hope to see you there…

April 25, 2015 ~ Spring Home, Garden, & Food Festival. Prospect Mountain High School. 9:00 – 3:00. I have wanted to attend this event for years now, just to see all that our local businesses have to offer. Now I’m finally going…as an author! I’ll be selling my books and likely taking numerous breaks to see all the other stuff on display. There will be a number of raffles, with such prizes as a Netbook computer, a flat screen TV, and a 10.1 tablet. All rotary proceeds are donated back to the community for charities and special needs. The event is free. Come join us!

April 22, 2015 ~ Literacy Night. I’ll be attending our local school’s literacy night with all my books in attendance, too! I can answer questions about the OFML Writers Group and about writing and publishing, as well. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

February 22 – March 22, 2015 ~ Harrisville Children’s Center Annual Literacy Auction. This auction has all sorts of items to bid on, ranging from pottery to home-cooked meals to signed copies of books by New England authors. I donated my Forest Immortal Saga Trilogy. Please visit the site and bid on something! It’s for a good cause…literacy!

December 6, 2014 ~ The Alton Holiday Gift Fair, located at the Alton Central School, NH, from 9:00 – 3:00. Last one for the year!

November 22, 2014 ~ The Pittsfield Boy’s Basketball Craft Fair in the High School Gym in Pittsfield, NH, from 9:00 – 2:00.

November 20, 2014 ~ Writers Workshop at Oscar Foss Memorial Library. 6:00 – 8:00. I’ll be serving as an advisor for writers looking to improve their craft, learn about publishing, and anything else that comes up!

November 8, 2014 ~ The Barrington Craft Fair, located at the Barrington, NH, Middle School, from 9:00 – 3:00.

September 20, 2014 ~ 2014 Buttonwoods Museum Author’s Lecture Series I’ll be appearing, along with other Tween/YA authors, from 2:00 – 5:00 at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA (240 Water St.) to talk about and sell copies of my books. I can’t wait to see inside this gorgeous Federal style building, built in 1814, and hope to get a peek at a few of their lovely displays!

April 23, 2014 ~ Literacy Night! I’ll be attending yet another fun-filled Literacy Night, which will be taking place in the gym at Barnstead Elementary School in Barnstead, NH. The event runs from 5:30 – 7:00 and will include poetry readings and my own fabulous self signing and selling copies of my books. I even made a poster about what it takes to be an author in today’s world!

April 23, 2014 ~ My interview with Wendy Van Camp at No Wasted Ink is live! I basically talk about myself, my book, and me, me, me! Even if you don’t want to hear anymore about me, you can visit Wendy’s site and view other author interviews and find good information about writing and being an author.

March 27, 2014 ~ On Being an Author: What to Know, What to Expect. I’ll be at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Barnstead, NH, from 6:30 – 7:30, to talk about being an author in today’s world. I’ll discuss my experiences with publishing, what steps aspiring authors should take in moving toward getting their own work published, the beauty of e-books, the necessity of doing social media (even though you might hate the very idea of it), and various other issues that go along with being an author in today’s world. Come with questions!

December 7, 2013 ~ The Prospect Mountain High School Craft Fair in Alton, NH, from 10:00 – 2:00. I’ll have 7 books – the complete Anaedor series, The Wrath, Mayhem at Nepenthe Manor, and The Labyrinth of Lunacy (two of the Pandora Belfry Adventure books) – on sale. Great gift ideas for the readers (especially teens) in your life!

November 23, 2013 ~ The Pittsfield Boy’s Basketball Craft Fair in the High School Gym in Pittsfield, NH, from 9:00 – 2:00.

November 9, 2013 ~ The Barrington Craft Fair, located at the Barrington, NH, Middle School, from 9:00 – 3:00.

September 21, 2013 ~ New England Authors Book Sale…at the Haverhill High School Cafeteria (137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA). The sale runs from 10:00 – 4:00. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Come support literacy and the HHS fundraiser!

August 1, 2013 ~ Author Visit for the Summer Reading Program at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead, New Hampshire from 6:30 – 8:00. I’ll be talking to young teen writers about being an author in this day and age, both the difficulties and the advantages, and answering any questions they might have!

Note ~ Cool group of kids…I plan to go back and spend some time with them going over their writing!

July 31, 2013 ~ New England Authors Expo. I’ll be selling and signing books at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA! The event runs from 4:00 – 9:00 and it’s in a yacht club – sounds delightfully hoity-toity, doesn’t it?! I hope to have all my Anaedor books and a few I’ve published through the Mischief Maker Media publishing company, as well. See you there!

April 9, 2013 ~ I’ll be attending literacy night at our local school from 5:00 – 6:30. Please bring books to give to those who don’t have access to them!

Note ~ Great fun as always, but the poetry reading by the students was the best! What talent!

December 8, 2012 ~ I’ll be at the Prospect Mountain High School Holiday Craft Fair from 9:00 – 2:00, signing and selling copies of Books One and Two of the Anaedor series.  It’s my first time for this craft fair and I’m looking forward to it!

Note ~ Thank you, readers of America, for supporting local authors!  Great success!

December 1, 2012 ~ New Durham Craft Fair, taking place at the ND Elementary School from 9:00 – 1:00. I’ll be signing and selling copies of my book at The White Mountain Writers Group table.  See you there!

Note ~ Thank you, New Durham! I sold 14 copies and am so thrilled to have been a part of your community, even if for just one day!

November 17, 2012 ~ Pittsfield High School Craft Fair, from 9:00 – 2:00.  I’ll be signing and selling Books One and Two of the Anaedor series.

Note ~ The basketball team helpers were awesome – thanks, guys!

June 6, 2012 ~ I’ll be attending Literacy Night at a local school from 4:30 – 6:00. Go literacy!

Note ~ Fun, as usual!

May 21, 2012 ~ I’ll be at the New Durham Public Library from 3:35 – 4:35 to do a reading from my book, The Chronicles of Anaedor: The Prophecies. I will also answer your author questions, chat about writing and authoring, and maybe do a little dance!

Note ~ The librarian saved the day and corralled some young adults to come listen to me read.  Otherwise no one would have showed.  Nice kids with great questions!  Thanks, guys!

April 20-22, 2012 ~ NESCBWI Spring Conference!  This is my first time attending this conference. I’m really looking forward to learning about writing, how to make e-books, and going over my query letter with an agent. If you are a childrens/YA writer or illustrator, this is the event for you!

Note ~ I particularly loved the speakers at this event and the fact that you can contact the attending agents and editors after the conference is over and perhaps get a little more attention than usual, being a conference attendee. I’ve already started sending out queries…wish me luck!

January 20, 2012 ~ A Literary Evening!  It’s Zorvino time again! Like books? Like wine? Like raffles? Come join myself and a busload of authors from 6-9 at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH, as we discuss, sign and sell our books. You can also participate in the different raffles to raise money for local libraries while you sample the vineyard’s wines! This event is FREE!

Note ~ Fun as usual and great to see my author friends!

November 20, 2011 ~ Greenland Federated Women’s Club 21st Annual Craft Fair at the NH Central School (70 Post Rd.) in Greenland, NH, from 10:00 – 3:00.  I’ll be there signing and selling copies of my book and also showing my book trailers and author platform.  It’s my first time at this craft fair and I must say I’m really looking forward to it!

Note ~ New venue, great people, lovely drive!  But I didn’t get a pie.

November 11th-13th, 2011 ~ Anthocon is a huge 3-day convention for all lovers of Speculative Fiction. There will be workshops, panels, art demonstrations, author signings and readings, and more! I’ll be attending as an author and as the moderator of the panel: Writing Programs: From the MFA to Private Workshops (Can writing really be taught? What’s in it for the speculative fiction writer?) The convention will be taking place at the Best Western Wynwood Hotel and Suites in Portsmouth, NH. During that time, the hotel’s foyer will transformed into Author’s Alley. Come by and say hello!

Note ~ What a weird, wonderful group of people!  Thank you, Shroud Publishing, for a great event!

October 22, 2011 ~ SWA Writers Conference Fall 2011. The Seacoast Writers Association is having their writers conference October 22nd at the McConnell Center in Dover, NH. Here’s a link for people who might be interested in attending. Click on the Fall 2011 newsletter for all the details. I’ll be there attending workshops and selling my books!

Note ~ Fun, as usual!  Learned A LOT.  Jonie Cole and Jeremy Townsend were great.  Look them up!

October 9, 2011 ~ I’ll be doing readings at 12:00 and 3:00 (and selling my book afterwards) at the Quark Festival at Brookford Farms!  I love farms and hayrides and the like, especially in the fall.  There will be a lot going on so come join us for good family fun!

Note ~ Quark is good.

August 1, 2011 ~ NHPR All Things Considered with Brady Carlson. This interview came about when I responded to a request for stories on teachers who inspire you.  I picked my high school English teacher, Mrs. Thaler.  She made me believe that I could be a writer, even an author.  And look at me now! Just click on the NHPRATC link above, then the listen button to hear mine and other’s stories about inspiring teachers.

July 27, 2011 ~ Local Authors Night.  Chester Public Library, Chester, NH, from 6:30 – 8:00.  I’ll be talking about and selling signed copies of my book!

Note ~ What a wonderful library.  Tim Sheehan was so nice and did a lot of work to help promote us local authors.  I think he’s awesome! I also met some really great readers, even had my photo taken with one of them.  Thanks for your support, Chester Library patrons!

June 14, 2011 ~ Literacy Night.  I’ll be visiting the Barnstead Elementary School from 4:00 – 6:00 to promote literacy.  Free bookmarks and a reading!

Note ~ My boys and a friend handed out most of my bookmarks while I wasn’t looking.  What a great marketing team!

May 14, 2011 ~ Seacoast Writers Association Spring Writers Conference.  Dover, NH from 8:00 – 3:00.  I hope to be selling books at lunchtime, but otherwise I’ll just be enjoying myself as I learn about writing and network with the great folks at SWA!

Note ~ Excellent as always!  Enjoyed Rebecca Rule as she told us some great New England stories.

April 9, 2011 ~ New Hampshire AuthorFest Spring 2011.  Manchester, NH, Barnes & Noble from 1:00 – 5:00.  We are slated as the kick-off event for Educator Appreciation Week.  19 local authors will be attending, including bestselling author, Jeremy Robinson, and WMUR’s own Josh Judge and Jennifer Vaughn.  Come buy books and help raise money for literacy. The first 25 patrons who buy 3 books, 1 of which must be a NHAF author, get to pick out a signed copy of their choice!

Note ~ It went really well.  We’re still waiting to hear how much money we raised, but I think it was a great success!

March 21, 2011 ~ All Things Out Loud… “A fast paced evening of literary wonder.”  I just signed on to do a 3-5 minute reading from my book at River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH.  Starts at 7:00, but come early to meet local writers (six other authors will be reading, as well!).  Should be fun!

Note ~  I was shocked to see so many people show up on a Monday in a snowstorm!  This really was a fun event at a great store.  John Herman and E. Christopher Clark organized the event and did a fabulous job!

March 5, 2011 ~ New Hampshire Writer’s Day.  I’ll be attending workshops and meeting with an agent to discuss my latest project.  I’m looking forward to it!

Note ~ I met some great people, sold some books, and learned how to write a platform.  A good day!

February 24, 2011 ~ I’ll be meeting teens at the Dunbarton Public Library to talk about my book, being an author and/or whatever comes up!

Note ~ Dunbarton Library is a wonderful place.  I met a dog, a pianist who wanted to put on a concert in the forbidden upstairs of the library, and some really great people who attended my talk.  Thanks for the fun, Dunbarton!

February 12, 2011 ~ Come join me for a local author event at The Milford Toadstool Bookshop. The time is 11:00 to 1:00.  Should be a fun activity for kids and adults, especially on a boring, cold February morning!  More info. to come!

Note ~ What a great turnout!  I met some really nice people and I sold some books.  What more can you ask for?!

February 11, 2011 ~ A Literary Evening!  Like books? Like wine? Like raffles? Come join myself and a busload of authors from 6-9 on February 11th at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH, as we discuss, sign and sell our books. You can also participate in the different raffles to raise money for local libraries while you sample the vineyard’s wines!  Visit their website to find out what the raffles include (the vineyard has a great one, but you have to sign up on-line).  I think I might sign up for a few myself! This event is FREE!

Note ~  What a great place!  Dim lights, a fire in the fireplace, wine, and lots of biliophiles. I met some other authors, tasted the cranberry wine (only a sip, any more and I’d fall asleep, and it’s good, btw), and sold some books.  Good times!

January 26, 2011 ~ What’s Write for Me – Blog Talk Radio.   1:00 (Eastern).  “So you wrote a novel? Now what? It’s all about self-promotion! My guests this month will give tips for how to promote yourself and your book. Join me when I talk to Anjuelle Floyd, Kristina Schram, Dorothy Stacy, Barry Eva and fellow RRW host, R Jeffreys. The authors will also share excerpts from their books. For an informative and fun time, join us on Wednesday, January 26th for What’s Write for Me!”

Note ~ You can listen to it by clicking the Blog Talk Radio link above.  It went really well!

December 4, 2010 ~ Educator Appreciation Event at the Manchester, NH, Barnes & Noble (across from the mall).  I’ll be there from 2:00 to 4:00, signing copies of my book and chatting with whoever wants to chat!

Note ~ I always enjoy signing at Manchester B&N and this event was no different!  To make matters even better, I sold quite a few books…thanks everyone who supported me!

December 3, 2010 ~ Book Fair at the Newington, NH, Barnes & Noble from 4-7.  I’ll be available to sign my book during that time and will be reading an excerpt at 5:00.  This event raises money for a local school, so I hope to see you there!

Note ~ The Greenland Book Fair went extremely well. Thanks to the staff at my old stomping grounds for making it a great event!

November 13, 2010 ~  Barrington Craft Fair.  I will be making my yearly appearance at the wonderful Barrington craft fair.  I’ll be at the fair from 9-3.  Location:  Barrington Middle School, Barrington, NH (on Route 9).  I can’t wait to show off my new book trailer and buy some Christmas presents, too.  There are some very talented people at the fair.  Come support them!

Note ~ I sold out by 10:30! Ha, ha, ha! I’m rich! I’m rich! Oh, wait. I only had 4 books because my shipment didn’t arrive in time. Boo! Ah, well. I told a lot of people about the book fair at the Newington B&N on December 3rd and several even wrote down the date! So I deem the craft fair a success…a rather strange one, but I’ll take it!

October 16, 2010 ~ Seacoast Writers Association Writers Conference.  I will be attending my annual SWA writers conference in Dover, NH, to learn more about setting the scene and the publishing process.  I’ll also be selling my books at lunchtime (12 – 1)!

~ Note:  The conference was awesome, as usual.  I sold 3 books and learned some great things about setting the scene (new word:  metonymy) and how to push my book (I learned I need to work on an Elevator Speech).  Can’t wait for the next one on May 14, 2011!

October 14, 2010 ~ Author Discussion/Educator Event.  Along with author, Terri DeMitchell, I will be discussing my book and answering questions at the Manchester, NH, Barnes & Noble, from 4:00 – 5:30 (please note – there is a change in date from Wednesday to Thursday).

~Note:  I love the Manchester Barnes & Noble!  The staff is great (especially you, Karen!) and the setting is warm and cozy.  They served tea for us and the teachers and I got to hear about some of the other authors who presented.  What a great idea!

August 25, 2010 ~ Local Authors Night.  The Toadstool in Keene, NH, at 7:00!  There will be two fantasy authors (one is me) and two mystery writers.  We’ll be selling, signing and talking about our books.  I can’t wait!

~Note:  We got lost again, but eventually found our way with plenty of time.  I discovered that Keene has a neat downtown.  The audience outnumbered the authors, barely.  Such is the life of a budding author.  Tongue Out  But I loved the store and Don, who was in charge, was so friendly and helpful.  I also met a new author friend, and got reacquainted with an old one!

August 19, 2010 ~ Book Signing Event.  I’ll be selling, signing and reading from my book.  Barnes & Noble Book Store in Manchester, NH (across from the mall) at 4:00!

~ Note:  Not being familiar with Manchester, we had a bit of a time trying to find the place.  Luckily we left early.  Once we found the mall, it was no problem.  Excellent store, great workers (Karen and Lauren were so nice), and I sold several copies!  Someone even called from Portsmouth to reserve a copy and asked them to have me sign it.  That was lovely.  Thanks for all your support!

August 16, 2010 ~ Blog Talk Radio Interview.  Along with one or two other authors, I’ll be talking with Barbara Hodges about my book and about being an author.  I’ll also be reading an excerpt from my book. Visit Robin Falls Kids – Let’s Talk at 4:00 Eastern to listen to this family friendly event!

Note ~ Wow, that was cool!  Sorry to everyone for mixing up the time and link.  I don’t know what my problem was.  I fixed it during the show, but that was probably too late.  Here’s the link to the recording at Robin Falls Kids – Let’s Talk.  If you go to this site, you’ll see the Blog Talk Radio box with the microphone. Click on the play button, then click on the part that has words scrolling to move to my part of the interview (unless you want to listen to it all). I start at 32:16, give or take!

Thanks to Barbara Hodges and her assistant, Tracy – Great show!

April 17, 2010 ~ NH Writers’ Project Writers’ Day.  I am looking forward to learning about both writing and the publishing business, networking with other area writers, and having the opportunity to speak to agents and publishers.  I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Note ~ Lots of fun and adventure on a snowy, rainy April day…Check out my blog for details!

November 14, 2009 ~ Barrington Craft Fair.  I’ll be at the fair from 9-3 selling the last 6 copies of The Prophecies, version 1.0 and hyping 2.0, the new and improved book.  If I ever get to be rich and famous, those 1.0 versions might be worth double what you paid for it!  Come by and see the new book cover – it’s awesome!  Location:  Barrington Middle School, Barrington, NH.

Note ~  Deemed a success.  I sold 4 of my last six books and will probably just keep those copies.  I enjoyed seeing all the people and of course, spent much of my earnings.  But I like supporting local talent, and it’s a great way to find unique gifts.  I get tired of seeing the same old stuff.  Go Creative, Buy Local!

October 17, 2009 ~  It’s that time of the year again – the SWA Fall Writer’s Conference.  I will be attending once again, hoping to broaden my horizons.  This year the conference is being held in Dover – not so far for me to drive, which I like.  Maybe I’ll see you there!

Note ~ Okay, I didn’t see you there, but I had fun all the same.  I learned more about the publishing business and about how to think outside the box when it comes to writing.  I tend to write in the ‘classic’ style – I don’t think I’ll ever be a ground breaker, but it was a good way to stimulate ideas.

August 15, 2009 ~ NH AuthorFest is coming!  Mark your calendar for August 15th from 11:30 to 3:00.  The event will be held at the Lilac Mall in Rochester, NH, where we will be “inspiring the next generation of readers!”  There will be a Meet and Greet, Book Signings, Q & A panel discussion, authors reading excerpts from their works, and a “Leaders Inspiring Readers” Award.  I’ll see you there! I might even be giving a short introductory speech.  Egad.

Note ~ Well, it was a hot, sunny Saturday in NH – a rarity this summer – so we didn’t see the turnout we would have liked.  But enough people came to make it all worthwhile.  Highlights of the event included watching Hunter Allain, who is hearing impaired, sign to the book, Last Night at the Zoo.  He was really fun to watch!  I also enjoyed giving the Leaders Inspiring Readers speech (yes, I did do one) and award to Beryl Donovan, Director at the Gafney Public Library.  While she was giving her acceptance speech, an older woman – she had to be in her seventies or eighties – came up to me to tell me that she had only just recently learned to read.  Can you imagine that?!  How inspiring for us all, and just the right motivation to keep us working to make AuthorFest better and better every year!

May 17, 2009 ~ I’ll be attending the Seacoast Writer’s Association spring writer’s conference on this date.  I am psyched!  If you live in the NH seacoast area, come join us and spread the word!  For more information, visit the SWA website.

Note ~ The format was different for this conference.  Only one workshop, which was disappointing.  However, SWA made up for it, reading some excellent (award winning) works by local writers.  We watched a spoof on the Da Vinci Code, called the Norman Rockwell Code, starring Langford Fife, son of Barney Fife.  Yes, Barney.  Very fun and amusing.  I also ‘met’ Michael Sullivan, local author, and bought one of his fun Escapade Johnson books.  I really just asked for his autograph and then accidentally dumped my bag out at his feet.  So I can’t really say we actually met formally.

April 9, 10, 23, 24, 2009 ~ I’m back again!  I am working as the “Artist in Residence” for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes at my local school.  I am doing the same writing workshop as before and look forward to meeting more kids, and hopefully encouraging future writers (as well as those who ‘hate’ to write!).

Note ~ I’m just so impressed with the kids that I worked with.  They put in the effort, produced some wonderfully creative character descriptions, and came up with lots of amazing similes.  I would love to keep doing this work with kids.  I’m really beginning to see how one person can make a difference, even if it’s just a small one.  As an official artist in residence, I did get paid for this last batch of workshops, which wasn’t my intention going into this.  However, I figure I’ll have to come up with others way of giving back to the community.  I already have some ideas a’ bakin’!

February 13, 16, 20, 2009 ~ I’ll be returning to the school to do three more fourth grade classes.  Can’t wait to see what similes and metaphors I’ll get this time.

GiftBasketNote ~ I had a great time doing these workshops.  I loved helping the kids, saw a lot of talent, and really enjoyed answering questions about being an author and writer.  The kids amazed me with their curiosity and great questions.  I was also surprised when the fourth grade and PTA presented a gift basket of local items (see pic).  I’m absolutely thrilled.  Not that getting something in return is what this is about for me, but everyone’s show of appreciation meant a lot.  Thanks, guys!  I hope to come back again some time!

February 12, 2009 ~ Once again I’ll be heading to the schools!  I’ll be joining the fourth grade classes at the local elementary school to do a reading from my book and a workshop on character wwwelopment.  I’m really looking forward to it!

Note ~ The kids were great!  Very talented with lots of good questions.  It was a lovely way to get back into doing workshops again.  Thanks, guys!  They even wanted me to sign their Anaedor bookmarks and one young lady likened it to getting an autograph from the Jonas brothers.  I was very flattered.  : )

December 6, 2008 ~ My last craft fair appearance of the season will be at the Strafford Craft Show at the Strafford School from 9:00 to 3:00.  If you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, this is the place to go!  Come say howdy!

Note ~ Yet another success for Anaedor!  People were so supportive and friendly – they seemed to really like their books!  I sold and signed 15 copies of The Chronicles of Anaedor:  The Prophecies on Saturday.

I had a great time and hope to do more shows in 2009!

November 22, 2008 ~ I’m doing another craft fair!  I have had to order more books (I only have 5 left – how crazy is that?) and hope they arrive in time.  I guess I can always sell some of my photographs if I run out of books!  The fair is at the Pittsfield high school gymnasium from 9:00 to 2:00.  My mom will be selling her unique and beautiful Native American crafts, from hand-made pine needle baskets to dream catchers to birch bark baskets, ideal for holiday gifts!

Note ~ Well, this craft show didn’t turn out to be nearly as big, or as successful as the Barrington one, but I still sold 6 books and spoke to a couple local teachers about doing workshops at the school.  I was pleased with how I did and met some nice people, too!

November 8, 2008 ~ I thought I’d try something a little different and attend a craft fair to sell my book.  I’ll have free bookmarkers to give out and copies of my book to sell and sign.  Plus, I’ll get to see all the neat crafts for holiday gift ideas!  Christmas shopping made easy.  The craft fair is going to be held at the Barrington Middle School from 9:00 to 3:00.  Come check it out!

Note ~ Wow!  What an awesome fair.  The people were great, the coordinators friendly and helpful and I sold 24 books – way beyond my expectations.  My mom also did great, receiving lots of kudos on her unique work, especially the pine needle baskets.  It was nice having bookmarks to hand out, though getting people to take something free wasn’t always easy.  Go figure.  All in all, a rip-roaring success!

October 18, 2008 ~ I’ll be attending my first Seacoast Writer’s Assocation Conference on this date.  I’m excited about being able to participate in two writing workshops, but as a student this time rather than as a teacher.  I can’t wait!  I will also be signing and selling copies of my book from 12:00 to 1:00.  The conference will take place at Chester College in New Hampshire.  Click here for more information on the conference.  I hope to see you there!

Note ~ I had the greatest time at this conference!  I feel like I really learned some good stuff about characters and dialogue.  I especially liked Tom Dunn (playwright extraordinaire) because he was funny and because he encouraged me to submit my work to a contest.  Gotta love people who give you kudos.  Katherine Towler helped me to see what I need to do to better wwwelop my characters.  I bought her first book, Snow Island, and look forward to reading it and learning from it, as well.  The people who ran and attended the conference were the nicest, funnest group I’ve met in a long time.  I’m so glad I went.

August 16, 2008 ~ The Writer’s Festival 2 at the Lilac Mall in Rochester, NH, running from 11:00 to 3:00 is coming up!  I went to the first one, but I didn’t have a book to sell.  It was sad.  Now that I’m published, I’m hoping to sell at least two!  Come help me meet my lofty goal (I’ll even sign your newly purchased book for free) and meet some other local authors, too!  Also, be sure to visit Waldenbooks right there in the mall and start your Christmas shopping early.  Your friends and family will thank you for it!

Note ~ Not only did I sell a couple books, I got to meet several great authors, one of whom was New Hampshire author, Rebecca Rule.  I enjoy her work immensely and was thrilled to meet her!  I also bought her book, Live Free or Eat Pie.  I think I shall live my life that way from now on.

June 9 and 10, 2008 ~ I am delighted to be heading to the Barrington Middle School to do a book reading and to discuss what it’s like to be an author, the publishing business, and whatever else the students can think of to ask me (though hopefully nothing about neurosurgery).  Being a stay-at-home mom, I’ll have my 3-year-old with me.  This should be interesting!

Note ~ This was a lot of fun.  The last day was the best because we were able to gather up a smaller group of readers and writers who were interested in the process and got a good discussion going.  I had to bring my kids with me because we have my babysitter’s (who also happens to be my mom) car.  Ours is dying and we’ve ordered a new one.  Anyway, the kids were awesome!  I nearly forgot they were there.  The students were awesome, too, and I look forward to doing more of these reading/writing sessions, with plans percolating in my head to organize a writer’s group for teens.

June 2, 2008 ~ I will be appearing with two other young adult authors, Susan Colebank and Phil McGrail, at the Barrington Public Library to discuss being an author, writing, our books and whatever else comes up.  Authors will also be selling signed copies of their book for those who are interested.  Hope to see you there!

Note ~ I sold some books, met some fellow authors and had a good time!  I really enjoy these events and hope to do more in the future.

December 8, 2007 ~ I will be doing a book signing (and selling copies of my book) at the Beginning of Time from 11:00 to 1:00 in Northwood, NH.

Note ~ I did sell a book at the shop, but not when I was there.  I bought more stuff and got to know Tammy, the owner, better!

November 27, 2007 ~ I will be running a writing workshop for my last third grade class at the local elementary school.

Note ~ My most inquisitive group yet!  These 3rd graders had a lot of great questions for me – they made my job easy.  Although when they saw my photo at the back of the book, they giggled.

November 26, 2007 ~ I will be running a writing workshop for two third grade classes at the local elementary school.

Note ~ My favorite part was when one of the kids wrote that his partner’s “eyes are like a gleaming pool of mud.”  My second favorite part was when a couple of the kids asked when I would be coming back.  They were either glad I’d come, or wanted to be forewarned so they could call in sick that day.

November 24, 2007 ~ Kristina Schram, local author, will be appearing at the Beginning of Time on Route 4 to sell signed copies of her new book, The Chronicles of Anaedor:  The Prophecies.  The book signing is part of the second annual Northwood Shop Hop taking place November 23rd, 24th and 25th from 10:00 to 6:00.  Kristina will be at the store from 10:00 to 2:00 on Saturday, the 24th.

Note ~ I sold more books than I was expecting to, so I deemed this event a big success!

November 20, 2007 ~ I had the pleasure of reading an excerpt from my book and running a little workshop for two different third grade classes today.  I had a lot of fun and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves, too.  I hope to continue doing this kind of work with the schools.  My goal is to make reading and writing fun!

November 14, 2007 ~ I presented a Writer’s Workshop entitled, The Art of Transition:  How to Make Your Writing Flow! at the Barrington Public Library.

The focus of the workshop…  Do you dream of writing your own book?  Do you want to become better at expressing yourself?  Or do you simply want to hear more about the writing process?  Well, then, the Flow Workshop is the one for you!  This free workshop is designed to help writers make words, sentences and paragraphs flow together, thereby avoiding jarring, confusing or frustrating their readers.  Having struggled with this issue herself, Kristina Schram, author of The Chronicles of Anaedor:  The Prophecies, will be offering her own take on how to overcome this issue.

Note ~ I came, I offered, and I think that people walked away having learned something (myself included)!

August 18, 2007 ~ The Writer’s Festival at the Rochester Lilac Mall.  Organized by Denise Carter, manager at Waldenbooks, and by Jeremy Robinson of Breakneckbooks.  This festival was a lot of fun to attend, although anything that gets me out of the house qualifies for fun.  Since my book wasn’t published yet, I only displayed my book cover and handed out a synopsis of my book.  There were several other local authors attending the event, as well, signing their books and talking to fans, friends and family.  I hope to do this again next year, but with an actual book to read and/or sell this time.