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We had a perfect fall day for the Boston Book Festival. On October 25, more than 25,000 people came to Copley Square to attend sessions and visit dozens of vendor booths. IPNE’s table was bustling with activity all day, and it was fabulous to be part of it. I was one of 16 authors who signed books, and we had more than 50 books on display from other IPNE members. If you sent your books to us to put on display, rest assured, they got a lot of attention!
For me, the timing couldn’t have been better. My third novel, Whiskey and Rue, which is set in Tombstone, Arizona, was slated for release that weekend to commemorate the 133rd anniversary of the gunfight at OK Corral. To have the official launch take place at one of Boston’s best public events was wonderful, and I was grateful to IPNE for the opportunity to showcase my work there. If you haven’t taken advantage of the benefits IPNE offers, consider getting involved in the Boston Book Festival next year. Even if you can’t be there in person, having an ad in the catalog is well worth it--people were eager to grab a copy, and having a book on display generates plenty of interest as well!
It was fun being immersed in all the activity. While I was there to promote my new novel and talk about how I came to my “theme” as an authorundefinedfinding real women who have been marginalized in history and giving them a voice to tell their tale, I was inspired by the energy and interest in IPNE. Many indie authors and writing and publishing groups of all kinds asked questions about IPNE, and wanted to get involved. While Boston Book Festival’s “Indie Alley” experiment didn’t go well last year, we were in the heart of all the activity, and it’s a pleasure to be a part of such a vibrant organization.
We complied a video of the photos from our table, please click here to view it.