However, I love the fall as well. The weather is great, outdoor projects are nearly completed AND
Yup, I love that part. I'm not teaching these days, not enough time. But I pop in for substitute teaching, and I get to do author visits. This year I'm taking the advice of trusted friends and great children's book authors and do a bit more planning. Hopefully I will be able to schedule at least three visits.
Besides school visits there are more opportunities to do readings and signings at different stores. Last year was fun and I learned a bunch about the process. This year will only be better. My first big reading and book signing will be held at McWha Bookstore in Belton, Texas. The event surrounding this little signing is Belton's Market days. Better than First Monday (anyone in Texas knows about Canton's massive flea market), this event takes up almost all of downtown Belton - all four streets.
Check out their awesome website: http://mcwhabook.wix.com/mcwha
and 'like' McWha's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/McWha-Book-Store/
After all, not every bookstore features and promotes local authors!
Another great event in the fall is the marvelous Texas Word Wrangler, Book Festival, held in the Giddings Public Library in Giddings, Texas. This year we'll be there on September 12. I have two new books to share, and of course a table full of goodies and prizes. I don't think I'll host an art contest for a while, but I may come up with something else by that time.
See the list of this year's authors at: http://www.texaswordwrangler.com/
I can't wait to see you there