Yesterday was the Oklahoma Author Panel presented by the Enid Public Library and I was proud to be a part of it. Seven authors from around Enid presented their works to a small audience at the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County. We even made the front page of the Enid paper this morning! It was great to get together with people of like minds and promote our craft. I met people from around the town with aspirations for writing and talked to authors I’ve known for a while as I listened to them describe their work. We all have different reasons for writing, but all had the fire within them that prevents them from not writing. If you write—or if you are an artist of any sort—you will understand. It’s a passion that cannot be ignored.
After a year of pandemic news and new ways of living, we all found that our writing had changed. Some found the time to write more while others found their muse had left for greener pastures. Some took the opportunity to use the internet for more sales to people who were also stuck at home, while others retreated into themselves. Creativity comes and goes, and the artist has to roll with the flow.
I finished a novel in the last year that is on the editor’s desk and I’m on to another. Now that I’ve been vaccinated, and hope that it protects me, I am venturing out into the public eye once more. I have a few things set up to promote my books and if you’re in the area, come by.
July 17, 2021 – Putnam Six Bookstore, 610 S Cleveland St Ste 212, Enid, OK 73703, 1-3 pm. Come out for a copy of Ian’s Magic and I’ll have all my books available. Chloe’s shop is full of the latest books and many from the past.
August 7 & 8, 2021 – Enid’s ComiCon at the Stride Center, 301 South Independence, Enid, OK 73701. I will have all my books on sale along with crazy characters from the known universe and beyond!
What are you reading this week?