As an author I know I need to promote my books, but it’s very difficult for me. However, I’m going to give it a go:
A very nice man named Jim came up to my table at Dover Comic Con several years ago and bought one of my books. He recently posted about the experience and about reading said book. Needless to say, his post made my day!
Jim has kindly given me permission to share what he wrote:
I drink in books all the time. Have been for years. Mostly audiobooks while driving and working. I have consumed just about all the Sci-Fi masters. . . Niven, Heinlein, Asimov, you name it. Also all the the Tom Clancy, Terry Pratchett, Vince Flynn and many other authors (their entire works mind you).
A few years back, Rox and I went to check out the local Comicon and as we were leaving, in a small little tent, I saw some books and stopped. I took a look and talked with this lady who said she was from Felton, De and she was an author and I was looking at her books.
I learned something from Mike DiMaio and simply asked her to suggest one and I bought it [Sword’s Edge]. I wanted to support a local author and she was kind enough to sign that book for me.
A few months later I found the book and decided to give it a read which is very rare for me. I don’t have the free time to JUST read a book (I listen to a book and drive or work etc). But I started reading.
As you can see [photo not included] I have a collection of books from this author, and I think most of them are signed by the author as I have stopped by every year and bought a new book or two.
This series is more young adult fantasy. Not normally my selection when I like more of the Ringworld stuff. But when someone knows how to story tell . . .to use adjectives and plots and creatively create a entire new world and describe it while telling a story. . .is an art.
This author has that ability, and as you can see, I am finding time each night to read a chapter or two because now that I have started I keep wanting to know where the story is going to go (the crack cocaine of the art).
… A lot of you have kids and I do not need to explain the value of reading to anyone. I thought you all might like to know about this author and her works. Considering she is on par with some of the masters of this art but the subject is more young adult (age appropriate).
L. S. King – Thought you should see this, and thank you for the escape!!!!!!!
(Addendum from me: the first book, Sword’s Edge, is a coming-of-age story so yes, could be considered Young Adult. The whole series, however, isn’t YA, although I do try to keep things family friendly.)