So I figured, why not dilute that pain? If a bunch of writers do a panel/Q&A signing together, it makes for a bigger event, which makes it a more attractive proposition for Joe (and Joanne), public, a safer bet for the host venue, and a far less terrifying prospect for the authors. So far, so what? Multi-author signings are nothing new. True enough, but where do you go to find other authors in your county with books to promote?
That's where the The New Jersey Authors' Network comes in. It's a free to join, free to use, online database for any New Jersey author with a book to sell. Writers in the Garden State now have a place to find each other so they can organize these things. One such event takes place tonight at Ringwood Library, Pasaic County, New Jersey.
"THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!"
How Authors Keep You Turning Those Pages
A free panel by The New Jersey Authors’ Network
Tuesday, June 16, 7-9 p.m.
Ringwood Public Library, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, N.J.
Seven novelists share their secrets:
Lee Barwood (environmental thrillers)
Peggy Ehrhart, Steven Rigolosi and Cheryl Solimini (mysteries)
John Grant (fantasy & political satire)
Gary Frank and E. F. Watkins (paranormal thrillers)
I plan to attend. If you can spot me in the crowd, come over and say hi, I'm the bald, ugly one with the funny accent.
Hope to see you there.