Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Let's Hang Out This Fall

this chess set-up is no longer in the Lower Arroyo

Do you mind if I share some calendar information? I'd love to see you, so please come out.

Script Kitchen starts up again this fall. Instructors Tara Samuel and John Sandel (you might know him) lead you through the process of building your story into a viable film script. I highly recommend this class for any writer/storyteller. I never would have been able to write a novel without John's teaching.

October 5
The annual Friends of the Duarte Library Festival of Authors is a low-key, fun book festival in Duarte. I'll be sharing a table with Margaret Finnegan. Margaret and I are going to read your Tarot cards at the festival! I don't know how to read Tarot cards, but I have a deck so why should that stop me?

Other local authors at Duarte will include Anne Louise Bannon and Kerry Reis. Lots and lots of authors will be there, local and otherwise, and there will be panels and bookshops (like Vroman's) in the park.

October 12
When you sign up for Free Book Friday you can win free books, like my novel, Camelot & Vine. I know, I know, October 12th is a Saturday. I'm not sure how they work it but I'd suggest you sign up before then. The date is subject to change, and I'll notify you if it's not going to happen the week of the 12th.

October 18-20
Anime Fusion. What's an author doing at an anime convention? you ask. Well, besides writing Camelot & Vine I voiced a popular anime character, Ryoko the space pirate, in an anime series called "Tenchi Muyo!". "Tenchi" has become a classic, and I love going to conventions and meeting people who love the show.

November 7
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeeshop is having a party sort of evening. I'll be there from 7:00-8:45pm signing books, meeting people and reading from Camelot & Vine. More details to come on what looks like a fun time in this gorgeous store.

There's more in the new year, with a reading at San Marino's Crowell Public Library January 13, a chat with members of Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeeshop's Brown Bags and Books reading group February 5th, and GATOcon, an anime convention in Kingsville, TX February 22nd & 23rd.

Then maybe your book group, your con, your something-or-other. You never know 'til you ask.

By the way, books make fine holiday gifts!


Bellis said...

You're on a roll! I'm looking forward to the Duarte festival, though I hope the Madre fire will be out by October 5 as Encanto Park's being used for the fire fighters and trucks. I think it will be.

Petrea Burchard said...

Last night I saw that it was 75% contained. Or am I mixing it up with another fire?

LOLfromPasa said...

I'd love to come to them all!!! My Sister just emailed me to say she bought Camelot & Vine - Hooray!

Bellis said...

I'd forgotten about the chess table and chairs. I wonder why they're not there any more?

Petrea Burchard said...

Yay, LOL! That tells me all I need to know about word of mouth. Thank you!

I don't know why they're gone, Bellis. It was a sweet spot and we used to enjoy stopping there.

Margaret said...

I love this post. I have to do one just like it. I'm feeling very uninspired about this kind of stuff lately.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks for loving the post, Margaret. I admit it hasn't been one of my most popular ones! Publicity stuff is uninspiring, so I don't blame you for feeling that way. But I do hope people come out. Especially Duarte, that is really fun.

Petrea Burchard said...

Plus I think the thing at the Flintridge store will be a hoot. There will be other authors, specials, etc. And don't get me started on anime conventions in the hoot department.

Bellis said...

I drove to Encanto park today and it was all OK and the fire seems to be out. I love our wonderful firefighters!

Susan Campisi said...

Thanks for the heads up on all these events. Duly noted on my calendar. How could I miss a Tarot card reading from you and Margaret?!

Petrea Burchard said...

We just got our instructions for this Saturday's Duarte Festival of Authors. Margaret and I will be at Table 8. She's on a panel at 2:45 called "Do You Write?", and I'm on one at 1:15 called "What's Your Story?" Come see us!