In June, I attended Historic Old Annville Day, offering signed copies of my books and character art prints.
The weather was perfect and we estimated a turnout of around eight thousand local residents. I was situated directly across from the Greek Coptic church, which contributes Mediterranean food, drink, and music to the event each year.
I enjoyed speaking with hundreds of book lovers who stopped by my tent, and even connected with one Tron fan who noticed my Quorra inspired light shirt. The shirt was my less than subtle hint that the story’s protagonists, Disrel and Ambrosia were initially inspired by Tron: Uprising’s Beck and Paige.
I’m sure that Tron fans everywhere will sense a bit of coding hidden in the Birthright of Scars duology’s genes. It’s nothing like fan fiction, but I hope it can be respected as a distant cousin.
Old Annville Day was a complete success as I sold more books than expected.
I was even fortunate enough to be visited by the Annville Free Library’s board president, Mr. Martin Brandt. He stopped by my table and purchased a copy of the first in my sci-fi dystopian fantasy duology, “Birthright of Scars: Rising.”
Soon after, both “Birthright of Scars: Rising” and “Birthright of Scars: Choosing” were added to the Annville Free Library’s collection. Both books have placed in literary contents such as: Readers Favorite, The BookFest Awards, and the NYC Big Book Awards.
I look forward to revisiting Historic Old Annville Day again as a vendor when I’ve published more books.
The “Birthright of Scars” duology is available through online book retailers, including Bookshop.org, which allows buyers to contribute a portion of their purchase to an independent bookstore of their choice. Currently, signed copies are exclusive to my public appearances in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area.