Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ghost Stories

Well, as we approach Halloween, I've been trying to set up some sort of author event. Frankly, this is not easy.  Whilst I think folks are receptive to local authors reading horror stories at this time of year, finding a venue is tough--really tough.  For some reason, bookstores in particular are getting much less accommodating when it comes to author events.  Some have started charging for these endeavors. And, simply put, unless you have a Pulitzer Prize, the answer is often a simple "No" as they slam the door in your face.  Why? I don't know why. It just is. 
 Sometimes these things turn out to be more trouble than they're worth. We had an author reading in July at a bookstore in Colorado Springs. Not a single person came.

My motivation this time was because we did one last year and that seemed to go well enough. an alternative might be libraries, but no.  the people at libraries won't even call you back.

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