I have gotten such a great response so far with the shout out for autographed children's books (PB, MG, YA fiction and nonfiction), that I thought I would run one more post explaining how I am showcasing and promoting other authors' works as my way of saying thank you for being so supportive in this wonderful writing community!
Some of you have heard about the Children's Festival of Reading that is coming to my city on Saturday, May 19th. If you haven't, you can check out the link here http://knoxrooms.sirsi.net/rooms/portal/page/21676_Childrens_Festival_of_Reading. I have been invited to have a booth where I am going to showcase any of my author friends who want to send me an autographed copy of their books or anything else they want to autograph...i.e. bookmarks, posters, pictures, etc. as free giveaways.
I have been receiving packages almost daily and I know some more are on their way, but there is still time to participate if you would like to! I'm also asking all my readers to help me get the word out to THEIR author friends so that I can have the best booth at the festival! And if you give this blog post a shout-out, your name will be put in a drawing for some prizes
( http://www.donasdays.blogspot.com/2012/03/time-for-another-giveaway.html ). Anyone interested in more information can email me at tkd2lady (at) yahoo (dot) com. They don't have to be newly published books and e-book authors can autograph bookmarks, posters, postcards, etc for a chance for me to promote their books as well.
Here is the list of authors so far who have been so generous with their books and swag items:
Susanna Leonard Hill
Heather Newman (illiustrator)
Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
Alayne Kay Christian
Nancy Smiler Levinson
Diane Dawson Hearn
Sarah Frances Hardy
Lisa M Cottroll-Bentley
I think the festival committee will be quite surprised when I let them know what I'm gonna have at MY booth...;0)