Susan’s Promo Tales: Conference Prep


One of the many things keeping me busy in real life these days is the upcoming Pennwriters conference. Writers, I really suggest you look into this group. They are savvy, professional, and just all-around-cool.

(This is where I link back to last year’s conference. Go here. And here.)

I’m the one in charge of making sure the agents and editors don’t get lost or need help finding places this year. After last year’s adventures, are you surprised? I’m not. I’m loving it.

But I’m also doing something else. Something that’s maybe a little bit underhanded among this group, who is still pretty avidly anti-DIY publishing. I’m putting together two baskets for the Chinese Auctions. Baskets of books.

Some of these books have been self-published. Some have come out on small presses. I was hoping for some major press releases, but no one stepped up when I’d send general queries out. Yeah, maybe I should have asked folk directly, but hey. I’m busy trying to take care of people who haven’t arrived in my fair city yet.

I wanted to share the titles with you, so you know who the cool and adventurous people are.

In the BestSeller Bound basket will be:
Second Chances by Maria Savva
Nexus Point by Jaleta Clegg
You Had to Be There by Sharon Cathcart
Harmony’s Passing by Joel Kirkpatrick
The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle

In the West of Mars and Friends basket will be:
Rock and Roll Homicide by RJ McDonnell (A West of Mars Recommended Read!)
Immortals: Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas
Not Nice And Other Understatements by Annetta Ribken
Fish Tales, the Guppy Anthology edited by Ramona DeFelice Long (a friend!) and autographed by contributor Annette Dashofy, another friend.

And yes, I’ll be putting a book of my own in there, as well.

Isn’t this awesome?? I have to say a big fat public thanks to all my author friends who’ve stepped up and sent books. If you’ve got something for me, if you can get it to me before next Thursday, May 12, go for it. There’s always room in my world for you guys. You know that.


1 Comment

  1. Imaginography

    May 4, 2011 1:23 pm

    They sound like two great baskets! Kudos to the contributors and hope it all goes really well 🙂

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