Today’s stop on my fall/winter tour was at the Royal Canadian Legion in Chesterville, Ontario.
This is the second time I’ve done this event and it was so much fun the first time around last year, that I had to come back.
My strings of battery-operated LED lights are wrapped around the books although they don’t show up well in these photos.
The plan was to bring along my inspiration board for A Shadow in the Past – I packed the easel in the car, but wouldn’t you know it – I forgot the inspiration board. I realized that shortly after getting on the highway and wasn’t about to come back for it. Oh well, I’ve got plenty more shows remaining this year so I’ll just have to remember to put it in the trunk of the car.
All in all, it was a great day. I met many interesting people, including a friend of my mum.
I sold 3 copies of A Shadow in the Past, 3 copies of Tim’s Magic Christmas and 2 copies of The Consequences Collection.
I’ll definitely be back here again… that is, if they’ll have me.
Join me and numerous other vendors in the village of Merrickville, Ontario for the 19th Annual Christmas Craft and Concession Show.
I’ll be there signing copies of A Shadow in the Past and The Consequences Collection. In addition, I’ll have my 2015 A Shadow in the Past companion calendar showing various locations throughout Scotland used in the book. And who doesn’t need a calendar to keep track of appointments and such?
Normally, since my husband is a Mallorytown native, he comes with me but this weekend I flew solo. Except for having to make numerous trips to and from the car to bring my loot inside myself, it wasn’t bad. Okay, so I didn’t have ‘eye candy’ at my table to attract the ladies. What can I say, he’s a flirt.
Still things went well. And I was no further than a Blackberry message away from my hubby all day so I could keep him apprised of my successes.
And at the end of the day my results were … drum roll, please …
3 sales of A Shadow in the Past
2 sales of The Consequences Collection
1 sale of the 2014 A Shadow in the Past calendar (images of locations in the novel)
and I was complimented on my display.
Although it was a great day for me, my mind was with the people in and around Glasgow who may have lost loved ones in a horrific helicopter crash on Friday, 29th November.
I’ll be there selling copies of A Shadow in the Past and my recently released short story anthology The Consequences Collection. In addition, I’ll have my 2014A Shadow in the Past calendar with photos of various locations that appear in my novel.
If you’re local to Mallorytown and are looking for a Christmas gift for that special someone, come on out, I’d love to see you there.
My Scottish roots and writing by Melanie Robertson-King