After TRINITY was published in late 2019, I had scheduled several promotional appearances in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic blew that up. I decided not to force the marketing part of the novelist avocation, and I didn’t want to spend most of free time writing. Low and behold, while leading Zoom weekly meetings with my Atlanta Writers Club Critique Group I had a brainstorm of sorts.
One the most enjoyable promotional appearances where I had been a regular sometimes solo and sometimes with co-author, Brenda Sevcik, was at the A Novel Idea events. I contacted the last producer, author Kathy Florence, and was happy to let me revive it in a virtual format on Zoom.
That experiment was a huge success when I amassed a team of authors who liked my idea and in April of 2021 and I produced our inaugural event. Last week we revived the In-Person events to a full house at Vintage Pizzeria in Dunwoody, GA, an Atlanta suburb. We have scheduled In-person and virtual events through June of 2022.
Working to produce events became sort of a passion that started in 2016 when I made my first appearance the Dahlonega Literary Festival. I was invited to be a member or their board to produce their 2017 festival. That led to being on the Milton Literary Festival production team in 2018 and producing their 2019 festival. Along the way, I made so many author friends who are now scheduled to appear at A Novel Idea. This has been so much fun.
But don’t think producing A Novel Idea has gotten in the way of writing more novels. I plan on promoting TRINITY in 2022 as I publish my next novel, CAREFUL, later in the year, and I’m working on two more. IN THE MEANTIME, find me with A Novel Idea on Facebook, Instagram and its website at:
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