Report - Mountain of Authors
Forty authors participated in the April 4th Mountain of Authors event at the new library in Colorado Springs. The day was a mini writers conference, offering two panel discussions and a keynote speech by Carrie Vaughn.
As a library volunteer led me to my spot, I noticed the nameplate on the other half of the table.
Nancy Atherton, author of the wildly popular Aunt Dimity cozy mystery series, was at the library event! Nancy graciously shared with me not just the table, but her publishing journey, and her views on the wonderful world of writing.
Nancy genuinely cares about her fans, and deserves her devoted fan base. Here is a link to her website:
My teen granddaughter attended, helping to carry my books. She arranged a display on my table, using geodes, a prospector's hammer, and coprolite, or dinosaur poop.
The event began at noon, and did not end until six pm. It was a library love fest, as authors and readers shared their appreciation of the public library.
I enjoyed talking to friends, both readers and writers. My granddaughter had a blast meeting authors and having the run of the library. Yes, she is the kind of kid who is happy to spend a day hanging out in the library.
Writers can be generous folk. Author Anne Eliot writes popular novels for teens. She gave my granddaughter an advanced reading copy of her newest book. http://www.anneeliot.com/
Mike Hamel writes memoir and middle grade fiction. Young readers were attracted to his table, covered with eye-catching books.
The day wrapped up with a speech by Carrie Vaughn, author of a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty.
The Pikes Peak Library and Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District put on a nice event in their newest facility. I was glad to see a large audience for this free event.
The library may put the speech on their website later. Previous Mountain of Author events may be viewed at this link:
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