Books"R"Fun by David T. Lee

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I had a splendid time at the 2014 Family Fun Fair!

Written By: David T. Lee - Nov• 16•14
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Greetings!

My bookselling event at the annual Floral Street School Family Fun Fair was a total success! I sold 8 books (2 copies of Danny and the Portal of the World, 1 copy of Danny and the Trip to Outer Space, and 5 copies of Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs), which is just about the average number of books I sell.

I had a big surprise when I saw my 1st grade teacher for the first time in a while! She was holding a really cute toddler and I gladly took a picture with her. Within 1 1/2 hours, I had sold 4 books (that’s a new record)! This year, I put a TV monitor on my table that showed pictures from my many years of participating in events (like the Family Fun Fair, Literacy Night, Open Mic Night, a self-reserved reading event at the public library, the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival at the library, a speech on my books at my school’s Community Meeting, placing my books in the raffle at the Heart for Art fundraiser, the Spirit of Shrewsbury Craft Fair, the PTO Shopping Night, etc.). It also displayed videos from past events and Text-to-Speech (TTS) recordings of my 1st book, which you can find HERE.

I would like to say thanks to Hannah Kane, coordinator of the Family Fun Fair, for changing my spot from the center aisle to right near the café entrance so I could be in direct competition with the Scholastic Book Fair.

Mrs. Peacock, my 6th grade math and science teacher, also stopped by! She bought a copy of my 3rd book and I also had a picture taken with her! Other notable visits to my booth included the principal and vice principal of Floral School, Ms. Virzi (coordinator of the Student Voice organization at my school) and my 1st grade classmate Dalton.

Thanks again to Hannah Kane for making this selling event succeed gloriously!

Floral Fun Fair 2014

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Next year, more sales I may have, hmm?

May the Force be with you!
David:)

I have a book selling event tomorrow at Floral!

Written By: David T. Lee - Nov• 14•14

Hey folks!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been posting.

Tomorrow, I will be visiting Floral Street School to sell books at the Family Fun Fair! The event lasts from 10-3 (wow, 5 hours!) and I will be selling and autographing books in the cafeteria. Sorry, my 4th book is not there yet, but the rough draft with full edits will be available.

However, Danny and the Portal of the World, Danny and the trip to Outer Space, and Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs will be available on discount.

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Hope to see you there!

David :)

A spectacular time at the 2014 Annual Craft Fair and Kids Got Talent Show!

Written By: David T. Lee - Sep• 28•14

Howdy!

I had an awesome time yesterday participating in not one, but two events (the talent show and the Craft Fair) this year at the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival!

I kicked off my event with a grandiose display of all my published books! Within 5 minutes, I was talking about my books to my first visitor! Since my table was right next to the auditorium door, dozens of potential customers were streaming past my table. A man with a large TV camera filmed me and the surrounding crafters as he walked by.

Within an hour, I had 5 sales! I couldn’t believe my luck. I also saw several classmates! At 12:00PM, I left my booth to go to the talent show to perform my composed song The Nature Symphony. When I entered, I was impressed at the large number of performers (23)! I was really worked up when I was called up to perform! I received lots of applause after my performance!

Also, my sister, Laura, was in the talent show too. She also got tons of applause (especially from the judges)! The show was so interesting that I decided to take a break from selling books and watch the whole event! The performances ranged from a novice magician to a boy who did Chinese yoyo tricks! After the talent show, I immediately returned to selling books.

At one time I had a customer who approached my booth with a small note pad and started to ask me questions about my writing. I asked, “What’s with the notepad?” and she replied that she was a reporter for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette! I was astonished. She also bought one of my books for her two grandsons.

Here’s the link for the newspaper article I was interviewed in:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140927/NEWS/309279712/1116

Near the end of the Craft Fair, they gave out certificates to everyone who participated in the talent show! They also gave out trophies to the best performers. Neither my sister nor me got a trophy, however.

At the end of my selling time, I had sold 3 copies of my 1st book, 2 copies of my second book, and 3 copies of my third book. The selling was a complete success!

Enjoy some photos:

David's Spirit of Shrewsbury Book Selling Event 2014

David’s Spirit of Shrewsbury Book Selling Event 2014

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Adios!
David :)

I had a terrific time at the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 04•14

Jambo!

I had a very good time during the Author Showcase at the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival 2014! I was amazed at the number of authors there and was lucky to get the center computer desk for my book exhibition.

I set up my display quickly and immediately attracted several visitors. One visitor was a person accompanying a mascot of the Worcester Bravehearts, a local baseball team! Ellen Dolan, the library director, came to visit too!

Towards the middle of the event, traffic was slow. Occasionally, the only thing I could do was sit and wait. I reasoned that since the carnival games were actually in the old Credit Union building next to the library, most families were being attracted to the games. Last year, the games were at the lowest level of the library, which meant many people were heading towards the stairs. Since the Author Showcase was very close to the stairs, I attracted many families and sold more books.

I was surprised, however, at the number of classmates I met at the Carnival. I was even more flabbergasted when a young teacher visited my booth and said she was a friend of my 5th grade math teacher! I also met Mrs. Pope, the librarian from my school’s media center!

Towards the end of the event, I decided to visit other authors at the Showcase. I bought N.E. Castle’s comedy book Loogie the Booger Genie: Prince of Prank. I found out the illustrator of her books was Bret Herholz. I met Bret in March, purchased one of his books and wrote a blog post about him!

I’m excited I sold three books at the event and joined the other authors for a group picture!

Here is a list of websites from some of the other authors.

April Jones Prince
N.E. Castle
Anna Staniszewski
Stephen Sanzo
Kate Hanscom
Suzie Canale
Garland Press
Demers and Finklestone
Allison Canale

See ya later!!!!
David:)

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

Authors at carnival 2014

Authors at carnival 2014

Stop by today to see me at the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival (4:00 to 6:00PM)!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 01•14

Hello!

Great news: I have completed the first draft of my 4th book, Danny and the Revenge of the Dinosaurs! All I need to do is edit and illustrate it. This book is about the dinosaurs evolving into smart aliens. Expect it to be published this summer!

Plus, my 5th book, to be called Danny and the Wrath of the Dinosaurs, is halfway through! This book continues on the alien concept and introduces an enormous sub-species of dinosaur, which attacks everything in sight. I’m going to introduce the book in my author showcase at the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival 2014 from 4 to 6 PM today! This will be the last book in my series about Danny Hoopenbiller.

I am thinking what my 6th book should be. So far, I have no title, so all I can tell you right now is that the book will be the first book in a new (unnamed) trilogy exploring the concept of the multiverse.

I can’t wait to start typing!!!

Adios!
David 

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

2014 Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

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