Monday, February 14, 2011

support your local author

I highly recommend supporting your local authors and going to their book signings. All writers are part of a community and we need to support that community to help it flourish. And don't you want your writer friends to come to your future signings? Plus, they're fun and informative.

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to Carol Berg's signing for her new fantasy novel Soul Mirror. She did an intro, a reading, answered questions, and then signed books. Ooh, and she gave away chocolate! :)

Of particular interest: she had a lot to say about writing fantasy. She says fantasy encompasses every other kind of literature and is a great canvas upon which any story can be written. Fantasy enables writers to address big questions like: What is the nature of heroism? Carol also revealed the novels in this trilogy all have titles and themes related to seeing things in different ways. She also addresses the theme that people are never what they seem; all her major characters have dual identities.

Interesting! I look forward to reading the novel.

How about you? Have you been to, or held, any good book signings lately?

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