Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Here's Your Cahnce To Meet A Local Author & Ask How Its Done
Looking for something different to do on the beautiful Sunshine Coast?
The Tamarind Book Club have organised the Coast's very first Pop-Up Book Shop which will see over thirty local, self-published authors all under the one roof at the same time. The authors will be promoting their books as well as sharing their passion for writing.
Not only that, the authors themselves are varied. The youngest, Hailey Paxevanos, aged 8 years, will be presenting her newly released book, Kids Fishing, designed to teach youngsters how to fish. This book is a true family affair with elder sister, Emily, supplying the photographs, and guidance from Dad.
Self-publishing is a tough gig. Whilst it does mean that you retain control of your books, your time and your funds, it also means that there is no huge Marketing Department to promote the fruits of your labour.
This is why this Pop Up Book Shop is such a great idea: all those authors and all those books under the same roof. And seriously, could the timing be better? What a great opportunity to purchase a book as a Christmas gift for someone special, signed by the author!
Although I'm not a Sunshine Coast local I have read novels by both Maggie Christensen and Bob Goodwin who will both be available to chat on the day. What is so good about being able to chat with the authors? Personally, I always find it inspiring how seemingly ordinary people manage to reach out that little bit further to chase their dream. It's empowering stuff.
Entry into this event will be by gold coin donation, the proceeds of which will go to Buy A Bale, an organisation dedicated to assisting farmers whom are battling to feed their stock in the drought.
This event, on Sunday 6th November, commences at 10 am and finishes at 1pm.
I guess this means I will be buying a few more books, doesn't it?