I figured I'd tell you about it mostly in pictures, since it's less-wordy Wednesday!
Here's my spot at the pavilion.
Might as well get the bad news over with first... See that big stack of boxes on the right? It's full of my books. Which all went home with me again. I had HIGH hopes for this event, what with 10K dog lovers all together in one spot! Unfortunately, the set up had the authors in the center, so we saw very little traffic. I sold 4 books (one to my sis, which shouldn't count!), and I think 1 other author sold 4. Some sold a couple; others sold none. I couldn't even give away my free bookmarks, cuz no one walked by. There was tons of traffic around the outer edge of the event, where all the vendors and rescue dogs were, but few folks ventured to our spot. Oh well.
On to the good news...
Part of the good news was that 1 lady who bought my book is in a dog-book club, so I'm hoping they'll select Rescue Me, Maybe to read!
Also on the plus side, I got to meet lots of other really nice authors, including Denise Gruzensky, pictured here with her children's book Not Like the Others: Harley's Story.** I'd already "met" Denise online (she wrote a wonderful review of my books on her blog!) so it was really nice to meet her in person.
|Author Denise Gruzensky with her book|
|Isn't he the cutest?!|
|Shasta let me rub his tummy. So soft!|
In more good news... there were tons of cute, adoptable pups! Here's a small selection:
I'm not sure how many were adopted, but last year it was ~170 dogs!
In a final bit of good news, I got to come home to this adorable face, and I got a lot of sweet kisses at the gate!
|Missed you so much, Momma! (But why do you smell like other dogs?)|
** Come back Thursday, cuz I'm giving away Denise's book plus one other children's book I got at the event! Full details Thursday!
In Other Wee News...
I found out Rescue Me, Maybe was named to the list of finalists in the Readers' Favorites 2014 contest, in the "fiction - animals" category. The winners will be announced in September. Thanks, Readers' Favorites!!
ALSO, the ebook of Rescue Me, Maybe is on sale right now! A measly 99c! It's available at Amazon, B&N, iTunes and Smashwords!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the giveaway!
Happy Wordless Wednesday! Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting!