THANK YOU FOR COMING TO BUY MY BOOK GUEST POST L. M. BRYSKI
I wanted readers at Moran Press to hear how the book launch events for Blood Chill went from L. M. Bryski and without further delay - here's a guest post from the author of Blood Chill, Book of Birds, and The Harmonica Tree (re-releasing soon).
'Thank you for coming to buy my book!'
That's not the typical greeting you get when you walk in a bookstore, but it's how I introduced myself at the door of a local bookstore this weekend as people walked in. It usually got a laugh and a pause to chat and often one of my books bought!
It was a busy book weekend for this Winnipeg author. First was Blood Chill's formal book launch on Friday night at the excellent McNally Robinson Grant location. The evening saw an audience of friends, family, and curious customers gather in the travel section to listen to me take the mic. I read chapter 6, if you're interested in following along belatedly from your own Blood Chill copy.
I did quite well, except for mispronouncing 'proprietary,' which led to a discussion of whether authors should write words they can't actually say properly. I more than made up for it with a self congratulatory speech on my excellent pronunciation of the word 'chair.' It was a fun hour and the aftermath of drinks at a local pub nearby added the perfect cap to the night.
Saturday saw me at the welcoming and cheery Chapters Indigo Kenaston location for an old fashioned book signing. My opener line thankfully didn't get old. And it was fun to meet people and hear what they have been reading lately. I picked up a few new author names to check out, and ran out of books at one point to sell.
Much gratitude in library loads to both my bookstore hosts this weekend. It was busy fun, and I highly recommend you visit both these fabulous locations.