Monday, May 30, 2011

Two Fun Weekend Signings

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I had two fun signing events for Deadly Currents, the first book in my new Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventure mystery series. The first, on Saturday afternoon, was at Black Cat Books in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

The weather was beautiful, and the streets were full of strolling families and couples enjoying the eclectic mix of artsy shops and touristy restaurants. Black Cat Books has a wine bar, so I brought some cheese and crackers and we billed it as a wine & cheese signing. I enjoyed chatting with friends and fellow writers who stopped by and making new friends with tourists in town who opted to buy the book. The photos below are from that event.

The second event, on Sunday afternoon, was in Buena Vista, Colorado, during their annual Paddlefest whitewater festival. After driving out there, my husband and I took a break at a coffee bar in town and stretched our legs by walking to the riverfront park to watch some kayakers playing in the waves. Then I set up my table outside Colorado Kayak Supply to sell books through them. Again, the weather was gorgeous.

Many local whitewater enthusiasts were enthralled that a mystery had been set on the upper Arkansas River and featured local attractions and the local "river rat" community. I sold quite a few copies there, and others took my bookmark to look up the book on their e-readers. One rafting guide told me that she'd taken a road trip recently with some other guides and they'd read my book aloud to each other to pass the time. I was thrilled when she said they'd all really enjoyed it. The photos below are from that event.


Robin Allen said...

Hmm...maybe I should write an adventure series so I can sell books at cool places like Paddlefest. Congrats on these successful events, Beth!

Beth Groundwater said...

LOL, Robin! There are definitely side benefits to writing a mystery containing elements you love, be they activities, settings, or whatever. That's why so many mystery novels are set on cruises! As for me, I'll hop into a raft and man a paddle for fun. :)