We just returned from Sedona, AZ, and unpacked. We (the wife and I) attended the Sedona Book Festival at the East Yavapai College campus among the cedar trees in West Sedona. It was a smashing success, I heard someone say as we were getting ready to leave. It had to be, because the two rooms were jammed chock-a-block with authors selling their books and the speakers were Kris Neri, Award Winning Author of the Tracy Eaton mystery series, Jeff Smedstad, Owner of the Elote Cafe and the Chef with a cooking demonstration, Diana Gabaldon, National and International Bestselling Author of the Outlander series, and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Author of the Official Book of the Arizona Centennial. The reviews were mixed in the book selling department, some were good, some not so good.
Mine was in the not-so-good category, selling just one book in the four hours at the table, but the day wasn't wasted. The buyers seemed to be more interested in the psychic and fantasy realm than in the down-to-earth Western type it appeared to me. The psychics and fantasy seemed to make up about half of the authors in our room. Anyway, a good time was had by all, and who couldn't have a good time among the red rocks and vortexes on that area.
I will have a follow-up next blog, after I catch my breath.