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.
See ya later!!!!