We writers must be crazy to want this life we’ve chosen. I rose at 5:00 a.m. and left the house by 6:15. I arrived in Jefferson around 9:00, and was given a table. I shared the table with a beautiful young author, Elizabeth Ashley Richardson. She was promoting her first children’s book, The Puppy and His Bone. I scanned her book, and the story is one that promotes friendship. A valuable life-lesson for children. The artwork was of superior quality. I would encourage you to take a look at her book. Elizabeth is also an actress, and just bubbling over with creative ideas. She’s just moving back to Louisiana from Indiana. She thinks she’ll end up in Shreveport. You can see her book here: http://www.amazon.ca/Puppy-Bone-Elizabeth-Ashley-Richardson/dp/1425986536/ref=sr_1_7/702-4478033-6395211?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178416465&sr=1-7
We were the only two authors Kathy Patrick had with her today at her Beauty and the Book Salon. The crowds were good for the festival, but the crowd-flow was rather thin and things were slow where we were. I wished a few times I had brought my laptop so I could have been working on something, or sharing some of my writing with Elizabeth. Nevertheless, we both made enough sales to pay our gas for the trip and both of us made many contacts. Also, I was able to set up some future music, speaking, and writing opportunities. When I don’t lose money, make a new writing friend, and set up future opportunities for my writing business, I’d have to say it’s been a good day, though it’s been a long one.