Yesterday was the second annual Enid Author Fest at the downtown library. Over 40 authors were in attendance and there were panel discussions with the authors, readings by the children’s authors and even Doc, the reading dog, made an appearance. (Doc can’t read, but he loves someone to read to him. He has his own story time at the library on Tuesdays at 4:00, come read to him!)
It was a great opportunity to see people you only get a chance to talk with at festivals and conferences. I had an opportunity to have lunch with my friend and Enid Writers Club member, Ann Ritchie. She invited Sheldon Russell, author of the Bridge Troll Murders, and his wife Nancy. Nancy is a sculptor and we talked about Viking Runestones. It is always fun to meet someone new.
Terri Sauer, children’s author of Wordy Birdy, presented a reading of her book along with the bird himself. Many of the children’s authors read from their books and entertained the readers who attended.
I was a participant on a panel with two other suspense authors, Dennis McDonald and Nancy Chastain and we talked about our writing process to a small group who was interested in how our stories came together.
I can’t wait to do this again next year and hopefully grow it until we need a new building. By the way, I bought new books even as I try to cull out some old ones. Sigh.
See you next year in March for the third Enid Author Fest!