I promised some good news, Dear Reader. The life of an author is lots and lots and LOTS of no. Especially when the author is bullheaded.
It takes doggedness to get people to say yes, and those yeses are the building blocks of good news. I’ve always wanted to see my name listed with a famous author or several. We nobodies dream of rubbing shoulders with somebodies, because maybe their writing juju will rub off on us.
Last week, Humanities Tennessee invited me to be a featured author at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. Along with the likes of these people. Right here.
The Southern Festival of Books is one of the oldest author-to-reader book events in the country. It isn’t the first time I applied to a festival and was ignored or told no. I submitted Not Without My Father to several such events this year.
But to be invited to one of the longest-running book festivals in the United States? And see my name listed with sensations like Rebecca Wells and Scott Westerfeld?
I’VE BEEN PEEING MY PANTS. FOR DAYS.
If you’re anywhere near Nashville on October 9 – 11, 2015.
If you’re looking for an excuse to be there.
Come see whether I can hold my stuff together
with the Big Dawgs.
Because I think I’ll embarrass myself every time I turn around and bump into another writing idol.
GOOD NEWS #1:
I’M A FEATURED AUTHOR
AT THE 2015 SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
This good news is only the beginning……………I have more………….stay tuned.