Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sundaes on a Sunday

by Karen Rose Smith

Last Sunday I was invited by the Friends of the Gettysburg Library to speak at their Sundaes on Sunday event which was held in the Refectory of the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary.  The intimate gathering of about thirty guests featured a sundae dessert bar and other confections.  There was also a silent auction table and a table featuring my cozy mysteries. 

After the guests enjoyed their Sunday afternoon treats, I spoke about my cozy mysteries and how the events of my life evolved into writing romances and mysteries.  The group was full of questions after my presentation and we enjoyed an off-the-mike conversation about the writing industry and current trends which can affect a budding author's career path. And also about cats since many of my readers know I have 5 inside rescues and two outside felines who are more feral.

After our discussion, the winners of the silent auction were announced and many of the guests left with tea, garden and book-related purchases.

My books were available for purchase and autographing.  It was great fun sharing my life and career with local residents of the Gettysburg area, just a short distance from my home. The Battlefield was a favorite haunt when our son was young for walking, bike riding and thinking.

The Friends of the Library presented me with a signed print by Adams County and nationally-known artist Bobbi Becker.  The Christmas scene featured the author reading to children in front of the Gettysburg Public Library.

Book signings in a local book store are enjoyable and it's great to make contact with my readers.  But with the publication of my Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery series, I have been able to visit tea rooms and have been invited to address and share my story in gatherings of tea and book lovers such as Sundaes on a Sunday.  I love chatting about my craft, enjoying yummy pastries and freshly brewed tea while doing so. 

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