My First Fair Visit

Luckily I received an invitation by the booth manager from Redwood Writers to join them selling my books at the Sonoma County Fair. I signed up for Wednesday, the first day of the fair. Later the manager, Jeanne, reported that there weren’t enough sales people for Wednesday to even set up, so she put me on Saturday.

I spent six hours, masked, and calling out to customers as they passed by. Jeanne had given us instruction how to get people to stop and look. One calls out to them, waving the book, and it does work. I sold three of Hug a Slug and one of Family of Geese. I felt successful! One would have made me feel successful.

Learning how to sell, the main activity of authors, is what I’m filling my time with. . Since we couldn’t get on Amazon via the publisher, Luluxpress, my editor, Stacey Demmit, found out how to unload my books onto the Kindle Direct Publishing site. So I put up “Hug a Slug, Scoot a Newt, Making Friends with Nature.” Then, surprise to me, Amazon had listed all my Rufus books. I can put them up with no cost to me. Fantastic.

You can read them online for nothing. You can see three now and most will be up by the end of the week. HOORAY!!! Check it out. Write the title of the book or my name. Books at this printing are “Hug a Slug,” “Rufus and the Games,” Rufus and the Honker Chorus.”

Published by Chlele Gummer

I'm an artist, writer and author of nine children's books. Nature is my inspiration. Next project is a book of a hike with children. The pictures are created out of fabric scraps.

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