My reading at Indigo went swimmingly today. I wasn't nervous at all. Jeff and John were excellent as well.
I had over 30 people there, gals from my RWA group, people from my Toastmasters group, real life friends, and office colleagues. The crowd drew people so some patrons wandered by and sat down. I sold 15 books and left a few more behind to be shelved. (I sell at Indigo on consignment.)
I've got one more reading next week in London, Ontario. Anyone in the neighbourhood?
Also, here's a submission call from Greg Herren. I original met and sold to Greg via a submission call, although it didn't quite work out through no fault of ours. Greg gave me a terrific cover quote GYM DANDY, for which I'm extremely grateful.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Blood Sacraments
Editor: Todd Gregory
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication Date: October 2010
Length: 2500-10,000 words
Payment: $50, on publication
Deadline: October 1, 2009
LOOKING FOR: Gay erotic tales of the vampire, by new or established writers. Think sensuality and eroticism, rather than hard-core porn. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and create a new mythos for your story. Strong writing, plot, and character development is more important than the erotic content; we are looking for stories to engage the mind as well as the nether bits. Reprints are okay, but original stories will be given priority.
GUIDELINES: Stories must all be double-spaced in either Times, Times New Roman, or Courier 12 point fonts. Each page must be consecutively numbered in the lower right hand corner. Header line must appear on each page with the name of the story, the author’s name, and an email address. First page of story must also have all contact information for author: name, address, email address, and phone number. Submissions must be mailed to: Todd Gregory, c/o Greg Herren, 5500 Prytania Street #215, New Orleans, LA 70115. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Electronic submissions will not be accepted, will be deleted unread, and will not be responded to. All submissions will be recycled unless return envelope with adequate postage is provided. Any failure to follow stated guidelines will result in automatic rejection.