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My very first author panel/Q&A

Here in the US, November 1st is National Author's Day. This year it falls on a Monday. I'll be celebrating by taking part in my very first author panel/Q&A at the Monmouth County Library (HQ), Manalapan, NJ.

I organized it through the New Jersey Authors' Network (the free to join/free to use network I set up in 2008, for authors based in and near the Garden State to connect and work together).

There'll be six of us in all:

Jon Gibbs (moderator), Sandy Nicks, Stephen D. Matthews, Lee Barwood, Wallace Ecklof and Neal Levin (aka dqg_neal

The theme for evening:
From Thoughts to Print: Getting Your Book Published

It's been a long time since I've appeared in a public event, and this will be my first without a band to back me up and a microphone to hide behind. I'm really looking forward to it - I just hope I don't forget the words.

It starts at 7:00pm, if you can make it, I'd love to see you there.

How about you?

What are your plans for National Authors' Day?

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Oct. 20th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Would love to come, except that ten thousand miles is just too long a walk!

Say hi to Neal for me! And have fun, all of you, at the event!
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Lol, ten thousand miles is a long bus ride :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Hey, congrats on your first author panel! I hope you have a blast. :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jen. I'm really looking forward to it :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
On Nov 1, I will be flying back from WFC in Columbus, OH-- if my husband and I remember to "fall back" on Sunday morning and reset our watches so we don't miss our flight.

I'm on a couple of panels this weekend, at Capclave, our local convention. I think they're a lot of fun.

p.s. "Hiding behind a microphone"? You are either much, much shorter than you look in your picture or you have a honking big mic. -)
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Lol, well, perhaps 'hiding behind' was the wrong expression :P

Enjoy Capclave. What are your panels on?
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
My plan for November 1st is to get send my son off to school, get a solid start on NaNoWriMo, and hit Walgreen's for some after-Halloween sales.
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
In that case, I wish you the best of luck :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
You assume your fellow panel members would shruck an opportunity to practice their musical styling in public. You have a few weeks to get them into shape...come up with some great tune. Or maybe not. ;) I wish I were closer, I would totally make. If I had met you and Terri when I was in Boston, I may have considered staying up there...then again, you two are so odd, I may have decided to move to the west coast instead of the middle of the US. ;-)
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
'You assume your fellow panel members would shruck an opportunity to practice their musical styling in public.'

Hehe, you have a point. Perhaps we could do a musical panel :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh, cool :) My plans... well... I'd like to say I'll be writing... but since it's a monday I'll probably be at work :(
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Work can be fun too...sometimes :)
(no subject) - phoenixfirewolf - Oct. 22nd, 2010 12:19 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Congrats on your first author panel! Dang, I wish I could make it.

p.s. - You could do a solo acoustic set. Maybe get Snowy to do some backing meows ;)
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Lol, Snowy likes to think he can sing, but he has no real mewsical ability :)
(no subject) - mongrelheart - Oct. 21st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 21st, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
As I didn't know National Author's day existed, I expect I'll be up at my parents' trying to help out. But I will try to get back to writing every day -slacked off a bit for the last couple of days. Hope the panel goes well, Jon - it's an interesting topic.
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary. Don't forget to send me that 'mugshot' :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)

National Arbor Day? Let me check my Chainsaw and bet back to you...

Right after I get my Glasses fixed. :o)

Oct. 21st, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
An understandable mistake. I do live quite near the coast, after all ;)
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
That's the plan - I'm hoping that's the audience's plan too :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
My plans?

Writing at least 1,667 words for the first day of National Novel Writing Month.
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I wish you success with it :)
(no subject) - snapes_angel - Oct. 21st, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 21st, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't know there WAS such a day! I'll have to plan something. Woohoo! Another party!
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
If that's not enough of a reason, it's Irene's birthday that day (see below) ;)
(no subject) - bogwitch64 - Oct. 21st, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 21st, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
In that case, I shall eat a large slice of cake in your honour :)
(no subject) - paulwoodlin - Oct. 21st, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your big event! I know you'll do fine. Being on a stage is the same, no matter what. The panel will be your band.

I don't have specific plans for the first, but will likely spend more time writing, which is to say, working toward becoming an author.
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
The panel will be your band

Lol, and I'll be Pete Best :(
Oct. 21st, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a little surprised there's a National Author's Day, too, but at least when it is makes sense. Which came first, the Day or the novel in a month thing?
Oct. 22nd, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
I'm not sure when NaNoWriMo started, but the first National Author's day took place in the late 1920s (though it wasn't recognized by the US Department of Commerce until 1949).
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