Meeting Readers – And Reconnecting With Fellow Authors
Local Author Day was a treat on Saturday at the Advanced Learning Library in downtown Wichita. I was one of 88 authors participating in the event and people were browsing and chatting with writers well before it formally opened.
Selling books is always a bonus—and I did make some sales—but events such as this are a pleasure for me because it gives me a chance to meet other authors and reconnect with writers I already know.
I couldn't resist taking photos with other writers who flashed some haberdashery—H.B. Berlow and Sedgwick County Commissioner (and gifted singer/songwriter) Lacey Cruse.
I particularly enjoyed seeing Cheryl Unruh there as well. She has published collections of her columns for the Emporia Gazette and a compelling series of vignettes about growing up in tiny Pawnee Rock in Central Kansas -- not far at all from our family farm. She captures Kansas life and Kansas values with prose that is spare and yet poignant and powerful.
I'm already looking forward to next year's event.