I had such an amazing time at the Salt Lake City Comic Con where I met the staff of Word Fire Press. I can’t begin to thank everyone for all of their help with the launch of my new book, The Feather and the Moon Well. Everyone was incredibly nice and very professional. What a great team! Quincy, Michelle and Daniel, you were especially amazing!
I met my publisher, and NYT best selling author Kevin J. Anderson and many other accomplished writers. It was fairly mind blowing. Brandon Sanderson even dropped by!
I had the total honor of being next to NYT best selling author David Farland, and Christopher Paolini, NYT best selling author of Eragon. At one point Christopher had a book signing of what looked like 200 fans! If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Christopher, you will discover what an amazing person he is—and a super nice guy! I read Eragon several years ago, and like everyone else, delighted in the books and the movie. I wanted to bring mine for Christopher to sign but it is a huge compilation of the whole story, and weighs about eight pounds. Not something I could haul on the plane.
I have so much to say I don’t even know where to start. Pictured to the left is Becky and her friend. She is the first person to buy my book. Thanks Becky!
But I think one of the most wonderful events happened on Saturday, the last day of the Convention. I had two different people approach me to say they had purchased my book on Thursday. They both said they had started reading The Feather and the Moon Well and enjoyed it so much they had to come back to let me know! I think the joy of that experience will carry me through the entire year!
Here are some of the great people that bought my book. I’ve posted a lot more on my facebook page.
I was also honored to spend time in the booth with D. J. Butler. He is the acquisitions manager for WFP but he’s also an author. I’ve started reading his book, City of the Saints, which is a really great. I’m also beginning to see glimpses of a really great mind. You know, those people who seem to think at light speed and leave you in the dust? That’s D.J. Butler. Go check out his book. You can buy it here on Amazon. Dave kept me in stitches by reinventing my name, as well as the synopsis of my book. Here’s a review of ‘Feather’ which isn’t quite on the mark – LOL and cracks me up. Thanks Dave, FanX was a lot of fun and I look forward to repeating it at Emerald City Comic Con.
I also met wonderful, award winning writer Scott William Taylor, who already posted on his blog about me and the David Farland Discovery program. Read that here.
So many fun things are happening, and I will try to keep them all listed either here or on my FB page. David Farland, my editor, mentor and just a truly awesome guy wrote this amazing post about The David Farland Discovery Program.
So next week – April 7-10 I will be heading to Seattle, my home town, for the Emerald City Comic Con for another great adventure. I hope to see you there!