We joined our local chapter of Sisters in Crime at the Ponce Library in Pinellas Park yesterday for a panel on mysteries. It was a good opportunity to introduce ourselves and some of our products to potential new readers. The only book on the table we didn't publish was Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks, but Gwen and I did have a Three Snowbirds story in it.
This was the first appearance in what we hope will be a better year for in-person sales for ourselves and our authors.
Gwen Mayo and I had the pleasure of returning to Kentucky for the Kentucky Book Festival on November 6th. We saw family and friends, along with our comrades in writing from the Derby Rotten Scoundrels chapter of Sisters in Crime. You can see their account of the festival here.
The reception before the event was hosted by Campbellsville College and featured many of the leading lights in Kentucky literature.
The day of the festival, our corner of the room was very busy! Many fellow authors and bourbon fans stopped by to chat and pick up a copy of Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon, signed by the contributors in attendance.
By 3 PM, all the copies Joseph-Beth's provided us with had sold out, and authors were dipping into their personal stash so we could fill the need. The store has contacted the chapter about doing another signing before Christmas. Good news for them, and good news for MAHLLC!
Come learn more about Ruschelle Dillon and her unique brand of dark humor this coming week, courtesy of Tomorrow Comes Media! Her schedule is below.
Tour Schedule and Activities
11/5 Horror Tree https://www.horrortree.com Guest Post
11/5 Shells Interviews http://shellsinterviews.blogspot.com/ Author Interview
11/6 Breakeven Books https://breakevenbooks.com Author Interview
11/7 I Smell Sheep http://www.ISmellSheep.com Review
11/7 Sonar4 Landing Dock Reviews http://sonar4landingdockreviews.blogspot.com/ Review
11/8 The Seventh Star http://www.theseventhstarblog.com Guest Post
11/9 Sapphyria’s Books https://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/ Guest Post
11/10 The Book Lover’s Boudoir https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpress.com/ Review
11/11 Jazzy Book Reviews https://bookreviewsbyjasmine.blogspot.com/ Vlog or Guest Post
11/12 Willow’s Thoughts And Book Obsessions https://wssthoughtsandbookobsessions.blogspot.com/ Review
Amazon Links for Arithmophobia
Barnes and Noble Link for Arithmophobia: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arithmophobia-ruschelle-dillon/1127683404?ean=9780998113272
We participated as authors, and shared a booth with the Florida Writers Association. We did bring several of the anthologies, though, so some of our other authors got exposure.
Perhaps we’ll get a separate MAHLLC booth in a future year; the event is well organized and we loved meeting everyone there.
If you're wondering why it's been so long between posts, it's because we've been busy. I said that before, but it's still true. Last year was slow in terms of publication, but productive for our own writing.
We jump-started 2017 with the launch of our novel, Murder on the Mullet Express, and have spent the last two months working on guest posts, interviews, and other promotional activities. We're also hitting the book fairs. That's what you do when you write a book and want it to sell: you get out there and peddle it.
We'll be spending the next two weekends at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in Fort Meyers and the Venice Book Fair. After that, we'll have a little more time to get Strangely Funny IV to press. We're currently contacting authors about their stories. Once that's done, things with the book should move along nicely.
Other plans for the future: We have at least one single-author collection we'll be publishing this year, and probably one other book once we decide between several other attractive selections.
I'd like to do another anthology, but it may not come to pass. There's only so many books we can do in a year, and we want to spend more time in 2017 focusing on the promotion of all the press' books.
This Saturday, May 3rd, we will be appearing at the Arts Expo 2014, hosted by the College of Central Florida. The Expo takes place on the CF Citrus Campus Learning Center, located at 3800 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, Florida.
We will have copies of all the MAHLLC books available for sale, plus print copies of our novels.
The expo will feature several authors, including Barbara Cairns, Regina Kyle, and Flossie Benton-Rogers. You can find our table next to the one for the First Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society.
Drop on by!
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