It feels like a lifetime ago that I attended the Reading Comicon. It was amazing, I did put the photos on FB, but you can view them more easily on my website page under PAST EVENTS & CONFERENCES. Again, I didn’t sell loads but it’s about P.R. and getting my name out there. Marketing is hard work with very little reward or recognition. Saying that, I did really well at the massive Christmas Fair at the Winter Gardens in Margate in December.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a book from there, or any of my craft fairs and Comicons over 2021.
Because I enjoy creating my podcasts, I’m branching out. As well as my own work, I’ve decided to produce podcasts by reading from selected authors—providing there is no copyright infringements. I’ve started with the poem, The Night Before Christmas, if you check it out, its only 3+ minutes long.
Plus, I’ve added an extra string to my proverbial bow. Wayside Publications has taken on the new venture of interviewing creatives, be they artists, crafters, authors etc. The series entitled, An Interview With… starts with Kent-based artist Danielle Williams. Listening to her interview will interest people who like to know more about those whose work they enjoy. Danielle excels at portraits and her love of animals comes through in her work.
If you are a creative and would like to have an interview of your work, please use my CONTACT PAGE to make further enquires.
One exciting point is I finally have a provisional date for the book launch of Quest for Courage. The Classroom Bookshop in Westgate has stepped forward to offer a venue on Saturday 29th January from 11 to 2pm. We are hoping to bring in other local children’s authors and I’ve approached Faye Beerling and Jasper Cooper to see if either are avialable.
Currently, I’m recovering from my third Covid vaccination. Although not as bad as the first one, (temp of 39C etc) I’m feeling achy all over and can’t lift my arm out to the side. It’ll pass and it’s a small price to pay for being able to stay alive should I catch that dreaded evil-doer.
On the bright side, I should have recovered by Christmas and look forward to working on Aquasapien Three Prodigy, Between Worlds and my latest draft novel A Sackful of Dragons.
I’ve booked several events for 2022. I’ve put forward an interest for London Fantasycon in Sept 2022. That’s in addition to Wyntercon the week before & Reading Comicon the following month. I’ve yet to figure out how to get my stock there It’ll likely be an expensive with hotels and transport, but I need to continue being positive with marketing. I have also discovered there will be a Marvel Comicon at Quex Park in May 2022. Hoping to get in there too.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who reads my blog and my work, a safe and merry Christmas. Enjoy it. Treasure your loved ones and embrace the moments you share with them. Let 2022 take care of itself when it happens. Stay positive and focused, think I will, not What if? (Unless you're reading my novel LOL)
Speak again in the New Year. X Carol