I never imagined I’d be so busy this fall. It’s always a busy time of year for us as a family (Texas Ren Fest, Greek Festival, HALLOWEEN!! Yes, I capitalized every letter of HALLOWEEN!! And put exclamation points too! I love HALLOWEEN!!)
But now I’ve added something new into the mix.
I’ve been working Vendor Tables to sell paperbacks of my books. I first tried it last April at Traders Village Comic Con in Houston and sold twelve books. And while that doesn’t sound like a lot to some, for me it was great! Not only did I make up the cost of the table, but I gained new readers who messaged me later saying they loved my books.
That’s why I write! I love to hear that someone enjoyed what I wrote.
Here’s what I have scheduled for the rest of the year:
October 14th (Saturday)
This weekend I have a table at Houston’s first Horror Con! The ScaryDad’s Haunted Halloween Show. It will be a very small con, but I’m not worried; it will get bigger. Remember, Comicpalooza started out in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse years ago and look how big it is now.
October 28th (Saturday night)
I will have a table out at TXR Paintball for their TXR Haunted Zombie Shoot. This will be the last weekend it’s going on. (I was out there for opening weekend as well).
November 10-11 (Friday and Saturday)
I will again be out at TXR Paintball, but this time for their 26-hour scenario, The Painted Dead. If you’re into Paintball, or have always wanted to try one of the big games, you really shouldn’t miss this game. I used to play regularly and have Generalled and Co-Generalled a couple of games (won one / lost one). It’s really a great way to spend a weekend.
December 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday)
In December I’m venturing into something new. I’ve just reserved a Vendor Table at the Houston GRB Gun Show. I’ll probably wander around this place myself during my breaks. Have to be careful that I don’t spend as much as I make. Haha!
Besides my two books I’ll have copies of some anthologies that I have stories in, and a little bit of zombie and horror goodies to buy!
2018 is looking promising with another Traders Village Comic Con, I’m trying to get local authors all together and have one huge author of all genres area. It’ll be beautiful!
And maybe, just maybe, I’ll vend at Comicpalooza.
I hope to see you at one of these!