Guest blog: I appeared on Author Expressions on September 30. You can read my suggestions for overcoming publishing roadblocks here.
Denver Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry show 2016
I attended the gigantic mineral show last month. My first stop was to deliver copies of Stone Cold Dead and Stone Cold Case to the Lucky Miner booth. Prospector's television star Dwayne Hall and his sister Yvonne made me feel welcome at the 2014 show.
Yvonne was interested to see how the books turned out. She was not at the show the day I attended, but Dwayne's wife Marsha assured me they could deliver the books to her. This was the first time I met Marsha, and she was as terrific as the rest of the family. I signed books for her and Dwayne, which she immediately started reading.
Dwayne is an aquamarine prospector. He wasn't at the booth when I stopped by, so later I made my way back to the Lucky Miner to try to catch him. Being a celebrity, he was busy with fans. I waited until he was free, and it was worth the wait. Dwayne showed me an amazing aquamarine that he believes might be a record setting gem.
Authors never know where they'll find inspiration for their fiction. The folks at the Lucky Miner gave me lots of ideas for the third novel in my Rock Shop Mystery series! Photos below
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