We overslept. I thought I would have been much more prepared and juiced and ready to go but when I did finally rise I suffered pain in my abdomen. Still, nothing was going to stop me from making my first formal book fair at the Cathedral of Faith Library in Beaumont, Texas.
We arrived 10 minutes after the start of 9:00 and was greeted by the organizer, Alyncia Mack-Nelson, with goodies and a plaque of appreciation. Tables weren’t assigned leaving us to choose what worked best and the general energy was good and solid enough to hold up the event without a flood of visitors. I met all of the other authors/publishers and walked away with several really good contacts, a very involved conversation about the beauty of the creative process and knowledge that shaped my overall presentation. There was a flow to the day that is incredibly memorable.
I sold a total of three books and I personally thanked each buyer afterwards. Today, I will address a handwritten thank you note to the organizer and her mother, First Lady Alpha Denise Mack, thanking them both for their tireless efforts especially in supporting me and my work. All in all, I am ecstatic to have been invited and have participated in this fair. It being my first taught me a multitude and gave me an opportunity to be enlightened in ways I had not considered when invited. For that, I am always grateful. This is what sharing a gift of writing is all about, ones individual peace of expression, and with and for that, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else known.