Rusty Grape Book Signing – Dec. 13, 2014
Saturday night was the first annual Words on the Vine book signing at Rusty Grape Vineyards in Battle Ground, WA! The night was a great success with good wine, good friends, and great readings provided by the attending authors. The authors were, from left to right:
K.L Bone (me), Greg Wilkey, Sarah M. Cradit, Brandy L. Rivers and Alys B. Cohen.
The night began at 5pm when everyone began to arrive and continued until almost 8. Once everyone was settled with wine and pizza, the actual reading began. For the first part of the signing, each of the featured authors read various chapters from their featured novels. It was great to be able to sit and listen to authors share both their work and their passion for writing with the gathered audience. Brandy started us off by graciously agreeing to speak first, followed by Alys and Sarah who all read from their paranormal romance/fantasy series. Brandy has published multiple books in her Others of Edenton series and Sarah, who I met in New Orleans at the Anne Rice conference, writes a single series titled The House of Crimson and Clover. Then Alys is working on a trilogy, the first book titled: Sacred Blood.
There was a short break before my own reading where I read the first chapter of my newest book release, Black Rose, and my brother in his far more animated voice, agreed to step in and read a chapter from my YA series, Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to Kale. This was followed by a reading from our out-of-town guest speaker, the wonderful Greg Wilkey, who treated listeners to a reading from his newest book release, Death Runs in the Family, the first book in his newest YA, Neither Nor Series.
After the reading the panel participated in a Q & A, answering some interesting questions from the audience which ranged from our inspirations, to our writing methods, to specific questions about our individual texts. The group as a whole had some great answers and thoughts to share with listeners.
After the Q & A the authors took some time to speak with fans both old and new, sign books, and to chat both amongst themselves and with others. A special shout out to Shane and Taletha – it was so great to meet you both! Also to Kate for making the drive up to the vineyard, I loved seeing you there!
I was also surprised with a cake by a friend, Barbara, decorated with Black Roses in celebration of the release of my newest novel!
I also owe a big thank you to Heather and Jeremy, the owners of the Rusty Grape Vineyard, for allowing us to use the venue for the event! I am so appreciative of your kindness and generosity. Also to Tracy for manning the sales table and helping to take care of book sales while the authors were busy talking.
Finally again, a thank you to the authors who came out to speak and to make the evening a success! Especially to my fellow author and friend, Greg, who flew in all the way from Tennessee to attend the event!
Here are links to the websites of authors who attended:
Greg Wilkey, author of the Mortimer Drake vampire series – http://www.gregwilkey.com/
Sarah M. Cradit, author of The House of Crimson and Clover series – http://www.sarahmcradit.com
Alys B. Cohen, author of the Sacred Blood series – https://alysbcohen.wordpress.com/
Brandy L. Rivers, author of the Others of Edenton series – Http://brandylrivers.com