It was a spur of the moment decision, but the minute I found out that Buhl Public Library was hosting a few workshops on independent publishing and then a book signing, I decided I wanted to be one of the participating authors. We ended up getting a better weekend October 7 and 8 than I had originally expected.
First off, due to the unexpectedly quick shipping of my husband Bernie’s book, When Halloween Was Green, I had a special someone doing his first ever book signing at my table. It was fun sharing the table with him, and we both did pretty well sales-wise, especially considering- as fellow scribe G.S. Wright put it- people generally don’t go to libraries to buy books.
We also broke in the new camper, a Flagstaff hard-side popup trailer, at Banbury Hot Springs. Despite the rough start setting up, we enjoyed getting to commune a little with nature while also quite able to sleep warm and comfortably. The pool was a little tame compared to my favorite hot springs, but I found out quickly which spouts supplied the hot water and made myself at home there. I was especially delighted to participate in an aqua yoga class offered there. Should we be in the Buhl area again, I would be happy to stay there again or maybe at nearby Miracle Hot Springs.
The next weekend, the family went down to Sandy, Utah for its first annual Halloween Expo. Bernie sold about a gajillion books there. My books didn’t go over quite as well, but it makes sense. My contribution to horror literature is quite modest, military history comics being more my specialty. On the other hand, Bernie’s book is all about Halloween. We had a lot of fun spreading some Halloween chills and cheer, and Bernie even mentioned the possibility of us returning.
However, Halloween’s still yet to come, and there’s an abundance of events to come with it. I’m looking forward to Trick or Treat Street at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls, October 24.