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Pagan Pride 2014

YAY! Augusta Georgia will have a Pagan Pride Celebration this year!! It will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 10 am until 5 pm, at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

I’ll be there with bells on – with several of my books, and I’ll also be facilitating 2-3 workshops during the day. I’m SO excited – aren’t you?

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Prepping isn’t all in words (sigh)

I’ve finally finished all the paper/printed matter for my upcoming events, except for a visit to Staples to make copies of the multiple-paged handouts I’ll distribute at the workshop.  There are three of them that consist of 8 or more pages. I’d rather use up Staples’ ink and paper than my own (is that mean?).

So now I can concentrate on the fairy village that will help to display my new book at the Witch’s Ball. I’ve decided on a bunch of little fairies having a picnic on the grass. There is a little gazebo, fake grass, fake roadway, and lots of fake greenery, all centered around a large papier mache mushroom I’m making. The stem of the mushroom is an oatmeal box, to give you an idea of its size. The mushroom is almost completely dry. Once that’s accomplished, I’ll paint it. Haven’t decided yet whether it will be painted to look real or in a fantasy manner. What do you think I should do?

The gazebo is an adorable thing I’m borrowing from Marla, that I think was originally meant to house a small plant. It’s made of metal, kind of a cross between a miniature gazebo and a tiny bird cage, with little metal roses all over it. The top is rather barren, so I’m thinking of creating a tiny weathervane for that.

The fairies will sit at silk leaves on the grass, and I’ve purchased a bunch of doll house food for them to eat – produce only, since they wouldn’t be consuming packaged goods, in my humble opinion. I’ve got a few miniatures I’ve thought of adding, but I’m unsure of them just yet. They include a gorgeous gold-framed mirror, a park bench, a rocking chair, a cherub fountain, two battery-operated street lights, etc., etc.

I’ve covered several of those tiny books (blank inside, but openable books, nonetheless) with my own books’ covers, just for fun, and I’ve got a tiny set of tarot cards as well.

I’d love to hear your ideas of what my fairy picnic still needs, or what you think it should look like!

 

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Do you believe in Fairies???

They believe in you! And they have some interesting information to share with you. Watch this spot for more about the fairies and you!

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My first book signing – ever!

In preparing for my first book signing, I read everything about the concept I could find, and wrote to many authors asking their advice to a newcomer. I learned that if I were to sell even one book at a signing, considering that I was an unknown author, I should do a happy dance. And consider myself quite fortunate indeed.

I am ecstatic! I sold 16 books at my very first book signing, on a day in the store that was one of their least busy days ever!

My table set-up

I met several wonderful new friends, and made the acquaintance of a charming and knowledgeable store owner. I’ve also been invited back when I have new books to show them.

Kim Truitt, a warm and lovely shop owner - with me

Kim Truitt of Enchanted Earth in Dunedin, Florida, is a lovely woman, who immediately made me feel like an old friend. She’s a hugger, and a woman of great affection. Her shop is decorated beautifully, with artistic displays in every corner of the space. It was like walking into an alternate space.

I’d been advised to bring flowers for the owner, so I stopped along the way to purchase a half dozen white roses, which had exactly the effect I’d hoped. Kim was delighted, and greatly moved that I should have brought her a gift, in addition to a little bag of sundry items, along with catalog pages of my self-published books for her future use.

The customers who came to meet me and buy my books were able to chat in a leisurely way, as Kim had extended the event to three hours from the two originally planned. There were questions, comments and ideas floating all around me for the entire time, from the customers, and in me. All in all, it was a spectacular event, and I’m looking forward to visiting Enchanted Earth again, every time I head south to Florida!

Chatting with customers at Enchanted Earth

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Everything’s Done!

I won’t picture it here. You’ve seen bits and pieces of it all along, but now you’ll have to wait for the event(s) to take place before you see more.

What events, you ask?

Well, I’m pleased to remind you that on April 22, Enchanted Earth in Dunedin, Florida will host a book signing for me, and pictures will be taken there, which will be posted here, on the blog, and on my Facebook pages and my Yahoo fan page as well.

Then, on the 23rd of April, I will be ensconced by many dear friends I’d left behind in Florida when I moved to South Carolina. It will be so great to see them all again, when we will feast and fest to our hearts’ content, far into the night. Pictures will ensue from that event as well.

On the 24th of April – a Sunday – I’ll be garbing up in my beloved Medieval wherewithal, for a journey to Orlando and a visit to Medieval Times. Pictures don’t turn out well in their dark theatre, but we’ll take snaps of our loveliness for you to admire.

After that busy weekend, I’ll rest a while. But not too long.

On the 29th, Celestial Blue Sidhe in Saint Petersburg will host another book signing for me, and there will be more pictures of me signing books and meeting my fans. I can hardly wait! This will be followed by yet another dinner with friends I haven’t seen in years!

On the 30th, FINALLY, the Southeastern Witches Ball Masquerade takes place, and there will be pictures galore of me and my peeps as we dress up for the fun! Then you will finally get to see the entire costume I’ve been creating all this time, on my wonderful self! I just hope it will still fit properly after all those dinners!

I’ll be posting more specific information on the book signings as the time gets closer, but if you want that information now, just leave me a comment and I’ll get it to you right away!

I leave for the sunshine state on the 19th!!!

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