FVP is a big supporter of NaNoWriMo and nearly all of our Featured Authors have completed a novel or several during a frenetic and fun November. Snoqualmie Valley, where we’re based, has our own Region. You can join us for your Home Region on nanowrimo.org if you don’t have an active Region of your own. We have plenty of forums for interaction and many events if you’re near our area. Here’s this year’s superpowered calendar for the Snoqualmie Valley Region NaNoRhinos!
King County Library System is hosting Indie Author Day! Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA) is sponsoring this exciting day featuring many indie authors and books and including several presentations. FVP’s Featured Author, Rachel Barnard will be presenting and would love to meet you! Be sure to be there this weekend. Saturday, October 14th in Issaquah, WA.
A different setup for a different event! I really liked our featured book area.
Tables and chairs (and tablecloths) were provided. The two food trucks, though they were only around until 3pm or so, were interesting and cool choices. Panels and music entertained people throughout the event. The collection of authors was diverse.
I debuted my semi-finished coloring book (just going to color in more of the cover) for the first time at an event. Sales were on the smaller side, but this first year of Readerfest was well-stocked with vendors and panels and looks to be bigger next year.
Thank goodness parking was a cinch and maps led us straight to the brig! They even had some wonderful helpers and gave us waters! Thanks, Readerfest and hope to see you all next year!
The first Wine & Words was a fun evening. So many amazing stories and snippets and an all around great night out! Don’t miss the next Wine & Words on June 29th. You are invited! …Less than a week away!
All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.
So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.
If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.
Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.
You can pre-order For the Love of Donuts Book 2 – Seize the Donut now! Release of FVP Featured Author, Rachel Barnard’s latest book is June 2nd. You can also get Book I, Donuts in an Empty Field at the sale price of 2.99 now through June 2nd.
Catch up on this great story of best friends in high school and then follow their ups and downs as they head off to college and life beyond. More details…
Our FVP Books Featured Authors can’t wait to meet you there! See you at CapitalIndieBookCon2 this Saturday, May 13th 11-6 in Olympia’s Olympia Center222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501 -Free Admission!