Book Event


Indie Author Day

indie-author-dayTomorrow, all across the land, libraries will be celebrating independent authors. It’s a natural collaboration, although harder to make the connection than you might think.

It’s the usual problem of discoverability – letting libraries know our books are available through their preferred channels – combined with the obsolescing notion that self-published books must be inferior. That might have been true once upon a time and there are certainly still plenty of cringe-worthy indie works out there, but increasingly, indie books are where the midlist – engaging, original, well-written books that aren’t trendy enough for an airport.

Come out and see for yourself!

I’m doing my presentation about Business Plans for Creative People, mostly about defining goals but other parts also, at 4:00 in the San Antonio West branch of BiblioTech

Here’s the whole San Antonio program.


2505 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio TX 78221

Cynthia Levesque, Blogging and Social Media – Is it for me?

11:00AM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jerry Frazier – Mystery/History
Alex Bexar – Science Fiction
Jo Condrill – Nonfiction, Self-Help
Andrea Stehle – Science Fiction/Fantasy
Nicholas Paschall – Horror
Richard Poe – Literary Fiction

A’Mera Frieman – Breaking the Line Books



2003 S. Zarzamora, Bldg. 10, San Antonio, TX 78207

Robin Cutler – Director, IngramSpark
Kiera Parrott – Reviews Director, Library Journal
Jim Blanton – Chair, Kentucky Public Library Association
L. Penelope – Author, Paranormal & Fantasy Romance
Jon Fine, Moderator – Publishing Relations,

Diamond Wilson, Ten Ways to Build Your Platform

Jim Slattery, Self-Publishing

3:00PM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jeffrey Truitt – Children’s
Gail Hart – Romance
Sally Jane Driscoll – Nonfiction, History
Michael Earney – Children’s and YA
Bob Doerr – Mystery, Thriller
Jim Slattery – Fiction, Social Science

Anna Castle, Business Plans for Creative People

The Rest of the Nation

You can look up your locality up on the main page. If your library isn’t on there, call or write to express your profound indignation and your assumption that they will get with the program in 2017. Harrumph!

Bacon hits the bricks!

The Francis Bacon Mystery Series is now available in the real world at Austin’s two favorite bookstores, BookPeople and Half Price Books. That means you can buy them in person for cash money, in disguise if you like, so that no one will ever know it was you. In case that matters…

bookpeopleMurder by Misrule is on the Whale Table this week at BookPeople, out in front where everyone can see it. All three books are shelved in three places, thanks to Michael McCarthy, the business accounts manager who handles the indie books. Look for them in Mysteries, Historical Fiction, and Texana, home of Texas authors like yours truly. Woohoo!

All my books can also be bought at Half Price Books on North Lamar. Find them in the Local Authors section right behind the Information desk at the front of the store. (Sorry, they’re full price. You’ll have to wait for someone else to sell them back before you can find them discounted on the regular shelves.)

Kudos to both of these great local centers of books and culture for including indies! I’ve been a happyhalf-price-books patron of both stores since their respective foundings in my home town and am now extra double-plus proud, with cherries on top, to have my books on their shelves.

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