Tuesday, April 16, 2013


On Friday, April 12, 2013, I was honored to attend the 2013 North Texas Book Festival (NTBF) Book Trails Dinner, held at the Center for Visual Arts in Denton, TX. Libraries in North Texas are awarded Grants for various projects they would like to undertake this year. Also, awards are given out to a few lucky authors who WOW(ed) the Judges with their words. This wonderful dinner kicks off a great networking event for authors and a perfect way for North Texans to meet up and coming authors and purchase some possible future bestsellers!

I have a special place in my heart for this event and organization--The Life of Bud won Best Children's Book for 2010 at the NTBF. This year, like in 2010, Ashley was able to stop in and sit with me during the dinner and listen to the guest speakers (she attends the University of North Texas in Denton). But, back in 2010, I was a newbie author, who had 1 book to my name, knew no one at the event, and was just trying to navigate my way in the crazy world of being an author. This year, I was introducing new authors to others at the event, trying to help others market their books, knew many of the people there, and was very comfortable talking about my books (which I now have 4!) ... which made me realize that in 5 years of being published, I have come a long way and am enjoying every minute of it!

Enjoy the following pictures taken during the 2013 North Texas Book Festival.
Ashley & I at the NTBF Book Trails Dinner

Katherine Boyer, checking in an
author at the Book Trails Dinner

Ashley's doodling at the Book Trails Dinner
They provided the crayons-GREAT IDEA!

My table ... can't believe I have four books now!

                                                         The BOOK Festival

Allen-Texas Assoc of Authors

Susan Earl-2013 Children's Book Finalist
                                       Ghost of Johanna                                         

Patty Wiseman 
                                                                         An Unlikely Arrangement

Rita Dear & her Eutopian Destiny Series

Ken Farmer & Buck Steinke
                                                                Black Eagle Force Series

If you'd like more information about the authors listed here, please email me thelifeofbud@aol.com
 If you are interested in the North Texas Book Festival visit their website at  www.ntbf.org
Texas Authors can also visit www.txauthors.com for info on the TX Assoc of Authors.

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