Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Report on the Tucson Festival of Books

Despite a few glitches and the fact that I had to park several blocks away and hoof it carting along my books and giveaway goodies, the event was a success. They're already planning for next year--already selling booth space, as a matter of fact. My local RWA chapter plans on being there again, and we'd like to have several more romance panels (five instead of the three we did this year). And in spite of nervous jitters before my panel discussion, once it got underway I was fine. And had a blast. It helps when people in the audience are responsive.

Over 30,000 people attended, over 450 authors participated, plus they had food vendors (including someone who made kettle corn--man, oh, man, that was all you could smell. Now, that's advertising. Of course I had to buy some... LOL) Plenty of stuff for kids to do, and the weather was beautiful.

So if you had wanted to attend this year and couldn't/didn't, mark your calendars for next year and plan to attend. I'm sure you'll be glad you did!

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