AT HOME MONDAY: Book Fest Report

I had great fun on Saturday sitting at a table piled with my books and talking with other authors.  I felt like a REAL writer! And the East Texas Book Fest organizers treated us all like kings and queens, treating us to a tasty continental breakfast with coffee, complimentary bottles of water, box lunches, and complimentary cookies.  

About 40 book authors hosted tables with their books for sale, and there were about ten authors speaking in breakout sessions.  I don’t believe the turnout was as high as expected, but people did come out to hear the speakers and look at the books.

My sales were less than last year, and I thought last year was not as good as it should have been!  But times are hard these days and folks just aren’t as eager to turn loose of their money.  I am NOT an aggressive salesperson, either, nor do I intend to become one just to sell books.  The greatest reward for me has been actually having my work in print and getting to show it off with other authors.  Not that I wouldn’t LOVE for a Hollywood movie studio to pick it up and write a screenplay.  “Night Keeper:  Based on the novel by April Nunn Coker.”  Wow.  Cool beans.

That fedora gives me that author air, don’tcha think?

By the way, if you’re interested in reading these great undiscovered books, you can order them through Publish America,

Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.  They are also in ebook form.  Or you can go to my website and order discounted autographed copies directly from me.  I gotta get off here now.  The orders are starting to pour in. . .



Tomorrow I get to do something I have dreamed of since I was a little girl.  I get to be a real author signing and selling my own books!  Well, hopefully selling. . .

Tomorrow is Saturday, September 8, the day for the fourth annual East Texas Book Fest.  As a local author, I have been invited for the second year in a row to host a table.  This is quite an honor for me because it validates me as a real writer and offers an opportunity to meet and visit with other local authors.  My only regret is that I won’t be able to attend some of the sessions about publishing since I will be manning a table.

I hope to make new friends, do some networking, see some people I already know, and maybe get some fresh ideas for promoting and marketing my books.

Me at last year’s event

I hope to see you there!  Bring your friends (and your checkbook)!