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:
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: