So I've got some really amazing awesome news I want to share with all of you. It's big! It's huge! And I am so completely and totally excited that I am going to be happy dancing all through the next few weeks. Curious yet?
I bet you are. :)
Clean Indie Reads is having its first ever Author Fair!!!!!!! And I'm going!!!!!!!
Okay, maybe that was a few too many exclamation points, but I am seriously that excited! I've done a few book fairs before this, but this one is different. Some of the absolutely amazing people I have met online will now be real human beings! Yes, I know they already are real, but it's different when you meet someone in person. I'm so excited to be able to see these people in person and to peruse their offerings.
Will I have books there? You better believe it! I'm already tallying up my inventory and getting things ready to go. In part, because this fair is coming far sooner than I expected. It went from a, "Maybe we'll see if we can pull something together" to suddenly, "This is happening folks!" And I am stoked!
Not only am I excited to be able to take my books to a new audience, which is terrifying and amazing all at the same time, but I'll also be taking my wonderful and amazing sweetheart with me for a belated Valentine's escape.
Maybe it's closer to a St. Paddy's Day escape, but either way we get to escape.
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be asking for your advice and opinion as I prepare signs, bookmarks, and other necessary things for this trip. Yes, I'll keep up with Scarlett and Blizzard. And yes, I've made it a goal to be better on my author interview videos. But I'll also be spending a lot of time getting ready for the event. And I'll be working on my new secret project. And as an incentive for those of you close enough to do it, everyone coming to the CIR Author Fair will get the first look at this project. For those who can't make it in person, don't worry. Pictures will be posted that night for you to enjoy. You won't be out of the loop long.
For those who would like to make the trip, this fair will be March 5 from 1 - 4:30 in Indianapolis, IN. Any of you in Indiana will probably have an easier time coming than some of my friends further out. If you can make it, be sure to not only come say hi to me (and have me sign a book for you!) but also check out the other wonderful authors there.
Can't make it in person but still want to be involved? Normally I would have a sale on signed books, but I don't want to deplete my inventory before going out. So that sale will come directly after the fair. In the meantime, check out my ebooks on Smashwords and Kindle, watch my Facebook page and blog for event preparation notes, and keep being the awesome, supportive readers you are! I could never have gotten this far without you.
So mark your calendar and start counting down! This girl is going to Indy!
Jessica L. Elliott
Author, artist, mom and super-genius