Hi there! Today my mother and I went to the Brooklyn Book Festival. We had a great time. The weather was a little cool, mostly overcast but the sun kept peeking through and warming us up. The place was jumping-there were a lot of people to negotiate as we went booth to booth. Some were handing out bookmarks, and of course I reciprocated with my own! Street fairs of any kind are fun and this was no exception.
I networked. I talked to some publishers, some workshop coordinators and some authors. I met one author who self published her book Her name is Sandra Lakeland and her book is 'Six Feet From The Ledge'. (http://amzn.to/qpbdg3) She was here from Texas. Of course, I haven't had time to read the book, but I'm sure I will. It sounds great. I thought it was wonderful she came from the midwest to Brooklyn.
Then I stopped by the Pro Press tent ( http://www.propressbooks.net/index.html )- and met up with my author/Indie Publisher friend Grace Protano (Absent From Class, As Long As You Can See The Clock, You're Okay). There I had the opportunity to meet her friend turned author Mary Mineo Marra who has a book coming out soon called "Getting Fit With Adam". We had a few laughs and planned an adventure or two. Actually Grace planned...she's just dragging me along kicking and screaming!
MARY AND GRACE
The greatest thing about the festival was the energy. You can feel the passion everyone has about their work whether it be a book, a publishing company or a group that holds workshops for disadvantaged persons who long to write. I look forward to next year when hopefully I am there as a vendor/author.