Saturday 31 May 2014

Local Literary Arts Event

Multi-author autographing event set to go

 St. Paul, Alberta - In a gathering unlike any St. Paul has seen, six area authors will be introducing themselves and their books to the community at a group autographing session in the new St. Paul Value Drug Mart on Friday, 20 June 2014 from 1 – 3 pm and again in the evening from 6 - 7 pm.

A broad taste of books will be available to purchase from the authors.  Shannon Ouellette, writing as Shannon Raelynn, will be there with her romance, SEASCAPE. 

Diane Beveridge, writing as Diane Peeling, will present her brand new book of poetry, A JOURNEY IN WORDS: Discovering my Being.

Award winning author, Diane Mae Robinson, will be on hand with the two books in her children’s series: SIR PRINCESS PETRA and SIR PRINCESS PETRA’S TALENT. 

Learn a bit of local history from Ella Drobot with her semi-autobiographical anthology BEHIND THE KITCHEN STOVE and Nicholas Verbisky with his autobiographical EMBARRAS PORTAGE:  Before, and After.

Eileen Schuh will be promoting the first three novels in her young adult BackTracker series: THE TRAZ, THE TRAZ School Edition, FATAL ERROR and FIREWALLS as well as her adult science fiction novellas, SCHRODINGER’S CAT and DISPASSIONATE LIES.

“All the authors are very excited about this opportunity,” Schuh says, noting St. Paul and area businesses, organizations and individuals have been exceptionally supportive of her career. “We love writing and are really looking forward to sharing our words first hand and face-to-face with members of our community.”

As St. Paul doesn’t have a bookstore, the Value Drug Mart for years has supported area authors by stocking their books. Now, with an expansive new location, they’ve decided to further promote the literary arts in their community by sponsoring an autographing event for the authors behind the books on their shelves.

Hope Ainsworth, Store Front Manager for St. Paul Value Drug Mart, whose idea sparked the event says, “We are looking forward to showcasing talent that is in our own backyard and seeing many of you stop by to chat and meet the people behind the stories .”

Authors will also gladly grant interviews during the event.

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  1. How did this go? Sell many books? Did you do a reading or just the Diane Robinson / Diane Mae Robinson? This does sound very exciting. I hope you are having a great time. I think you should have a manager going along with you. Send fare. :)

    1. The event had seven area authors participating for a book signing. It was a fantastic day. I've never been in a room with so many diverse writers for such a long time. I loved the energy of the day and I will do a post about this soon, We each sold several or more books, and the books ranged from: poetry/prose, sci-fi, native history, northern radio operator (approximately 1950's) biography, town girl to farm wife biography, romance, and myself as a children's book author, I have all their books now.

    2. You sold "several or more books" Is that new math or Canadian math? Is this the way publishers count when telling you number of books they owe you your percentage? It's no wonder so many authors are confused about how many books are really sold. Sheesh!

    3. Several, or more. Some sold several; I sold more than several, Kapeesh?
      It's totally a Canadian way of talking. Hmmm, maybe I should check with my publisher on the numbers again.