A MESSAGE TO BOOK CLUBS, LIBRARIES,
ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
Not every author believes this. But for me it is true. ONE OF MY GREATEST JOYS is speaking to readers.
To include those that have read my books as well as those who are thinking about reading them. In the past three years, since the publication of my first book, Winter’s Bloom, I have spoken to Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, church groups, at public libraries, veterans groups and many men’s, women’s and couple’s book clubs. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of these gatherings, where readers can ask me all sorts of questions about the book, my career as a professional soldier, my writing style, my reasons for writing, etc.
HERE IS MY OFFER TO COME TALK TO YOUR GROUP:
I DO NOT CHARGE A FEE OR AN HONORARIUM.
IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO PROVIDE SOMETHING IN THIS REGARD, THEN I’D ASK YOUR GROUP
TO CONSIDER A DONATION TO SOME ORGANIZATION IN YOUR AREA THAT SERVES OUR GREAT VETERANS.
I WILL GLADLY TRAVEL AND AGAIN, I WOULD DO THIS, FOR THE MOST PART, WITHOUT COST TO YOU.
TRAVEL IS A WAY TO GAIN NEW EXPERIENCES THAT JUST MIGHT WIND UP IN ONE OF MY FUTURE NOVELS.
Here’s a list of some questions that I have been asked, so you can imagine where your groups discussion may go, (but your group is certainly not limited to these):
Why do you write? Was there a single triggering event that made you write?
Where and how do you write?
How much of your writing is based on your experiences and how much is just a product of your imagination.
I’ve always wanted to write, but I don’t know where to start. What do you recommend?
If someone wanted to buy one of your books and make it into a movie, how much involvement would you want in the movie’s production?
Are your books at all autobiographical?