My second author event was held at Rusty Grape Vineyards on Oct. 30th of this year. There was a great turnout, in large part due to the generosity of the vineyard owners, Jeremy and Heather, who provided a free pasta dinner to everyone who came out for the signing that night. So a very special ‘thank you’ to them for allowing the event to be hosted at their beautiful vineyard and helping in making the event such a success. Their continued support of local artists is always appreciated.
Also, a big thank you to everyone who came out to the event and for allowing me to share my creative work with you!
Like the first signing, I read a section from both my currently published novel, The Indoctrination, and a yet-to-be published piece titled Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to Kale. It is the first novel in a trilogy which will probably be released sometime early next year. In addition to free dinner, guests also received free signed cards featuring an excerpt from the currently released novel. I enjoyed both events and am looking forward to doing more in the future.
I am back in Dublin, though it took a full twenty hours of transit time. I find myself both happy to be back, and sad to be back at the same time. The entire experience, both the time spent Washington and the conference spent in New Orleans, was amazing. I had waited a very long time to meet Anne Rice, and still think a part of me is among the clouds over the fact that I actually had the opportunity to converse with her. I also made several new friends along the way.
Anyway, now I should probably take a deep breath, and get back to writing – both creatively and academically!