This past Saturday I had so much fun hanging out with my writing buddy Audrey. Downtown Martinsburg hosted the Chocolate Fest & Book Faire. My two favorite things–books and chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate (trust me when I say I was licking my fingers all day).
We went on a chocolate tour at DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates. It smelled so yummy in the factory. I didn’t even mind having to wear a hairnet. I kept staring at the tour guide because he looked exactly like Stephen King. I should have gotten his autograph hee hee. Audrey and I had ended our day at Latte Da Cupcakery. My red velvet cupcake and sweet tea was divine!
Being an author, I thought it was cool meeting other local authors. I didn’t know there were so many! Being a reader, I really enjoyed the experience of discovering new books. Some of the people I met were so nice that I may just venture out of my comfort zone, regarding genre, to read some of their books.
Audrey and I asked each author if they had a kindle version of their book. Each said “yes.” I couldn’t walk away from Chocolate Fest without buying Gage’s very first book though. He’s a kid who didn’t wait to follow his dreams. How can you not support that!
Out of 30 authors, here’s the smiling faces and charming personalities I met:
- Gage Shepherd–cometadventures(AT)aol(DOT)com
- Melinda Chambers–bkchambers55(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
- Linda Lamneck Medwig–lindamedwig(AT)gmail(DOT)com
- Eleanor Parker Sapia–thewritinglifeeparker(AT)gmail(DOT)com
- Tracy A. Ball–tra3ball(AT)gmail(DOT)com
- Susan W. H. Reifsnider–wendiwrites(AT)gmail(DOT)com
- Roger Engle–roger(AT)girlsonpress(DOT)com
- S.J. Brown–sjbrown.pictures(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
- D. Jeremy Doraido
- E. Elizabeth Watson
- S. Marshall Wilson
This event definitely motivated me to look up other local activities regarding books and authors. I need to get my name out there and be brave like these other writers 🙂