Photos courtesy of Amy Mayes Photography
It proved to be a very good day at the Rainbow Book Fair, despite an endless rain outside. My husband Frank and I arrived at the set-up time of 10:30 a.m. and spent the day promoting my Kyle Callahan Mysteries, and as importantly letting people know about this website. lgbtSr was an official sponsor, and among the day’s highlights for me (along with selling half the books I brought with me) was hearing from people who knew about this site and about our weekly ‘Aged to Perfection‘ podcast.
I got some very good insight into the publishing world from a generous woman at the table next to me. I also met some terrific authors, and two of them will be coming onto the podcast as guests in the next couple months: Vinton Rafe McCabe, whose novel, Death in Venice, California, is our Featured Book. Another is the poet Michael Broder, who was there with his first book of poems, This Life Now. Both lovely men, talented, fellow authors, and undoubtedly engaging guests for the podcast.
On a candid note, I’m sometimes not sure we’re having an impact with what we’ve been doing at lgbtSr the last three years. It was a needed and welcome rebuttal to that thinking to spend the day answering questions, promoting what we do, and seeing lots of people in our target audience: those over 50 who appreciate knowing we’re here. It made the rain an inconsequential thing, and something I minded not the least stepping into when the day was done.