See you Saturday!

Saturday, August 18, is the DeKalb Library Local Author Fair.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 309 Oak Street, DeKalb.

I will be there hawking my books, A Stranger’s Child and Pocket Money.
I will be meeting and greeting and selling and signing.
(One can hope, lol.)

Author Fairs are a risky commitment.
Sometimes people attend.
Mostly they don’t.
Sometimes they stop to chat.
Mostly they don’t.
Sometimes they actually buy a book!
Mostly, they don’t.

But local authors need all the exposure they can get! (Thank you DKPL)
So we keep showing up.
Support a local author. Show up.

In addition to tables with authors, the library is offering a series of presentations.

  • 10:00 a.m.: Patrick Parks, “Tucumcari: A Reading”
  • 10:30 a.m.: Mary Lamphere, “So, You Want to Write a Book…”
  • 11:00 a.m.: Bambi Harris, “Death and Other Inconveniences”
  • 11:30 a.m.: Rania Zeithar, “From a World to Another One”
  • 12:00 p.m.: Carol Hegberg, “For the Love of Words and the Reader’s Smile”
  • 12:30 p.m.: Heather Bentley
  • 1:00 p.m.: Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, “A Writing Journey: From Historical Vignettes to Award Winning Book”
  • 1:30 p.m.: Edward Bedias, “How to Survive Life’s Hardships and Thrive”

As you can see, I am leading a session called, “So, you want to write a book…”
I hope you will make time to stop by! Please, fill a seat!
Spoiler alert: How to write a book–WRITE.
I will be milking that for twenty minutes. Should be fun.
If you are unable to attend, it better be because you are WRITING.

The DeKalb Public Library recently expanded with an addition (at least twice the size of the main structure!) and also updated the original building. It was listed in USA Today as one of the “25 must-see buildings in Illinois”. You can read the excerpt here.  With plenty of parking and walking distance to downtown with a variety of restaurants and shops, this library event is totally worth a visit.

Or, you can just come for me.









About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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  1. Pingback: So, you want to write a book… | Mary Lamphere

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