I always lived on the far north side of Chicago until 2004 when I moved to my country home in Wisconsin. For years I had been interested in the history of abused child laborors and children who rode the Orphan Trains, plus history in general.
Though I mostly read non-fiction, I wanted to write fiction. When I received my first issue of Civilization Magazine from the Library of Congress I ran across an article about abused child laborers. The stories were familiar and the pictures the same ... except for one. It was of a nine year old girl in a tattered, oil stained dress dwarfed by machinery. The moment I saw her sad face I knew she was my story.
Half way into "Wildflowers" I realized I could connect it to a second novel. Then I thought "Why not a trilogy?" So it was done.
My Orphan Train Trilogy; "Wildflowers," "Bridie's Daughter" and "Secrets" were published at the end on 2007. Since then, all book reviews rated my trilogy five stars and all three novels were among 5-10 Finalists in national/international contests.
Due to pressure from my readers wanting to know what happens next, I am writing "Paper Flowers," a sequel to the trilogy. I admit I did leave the trilogy open-ended crying for more. I'm enjoying this writing as I did the others.
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?
What would you pay to attend the following events?
South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia S.C. $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100
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The monsoon in South India is quite something. Actually its still on here but almost on its last legs. The typhoon must have been scary for you to hear about.
But you saw a fair bit of India. Or rather one of the monuments India is famous for. The Taj is a great piece of architecture. It must also have been interesting to see one North Indian city and One from the South. Did you find them vastly different?
Its nice to hear that you have seen a bit of India. The south is beautiful and very different from the North in every way. :)
I haven't been to the US but someday I want to visit. There are a few things I want to see there.