Book Lovers’ Fairs or Expos are great opportunities for networking in ‘author world,’ showcasing your writing talents and generally, having a lot of fun. Meeting fellow authors is a marvelous trip. Most writers are unique in so many ways I truly appreciate. Although I look forward to meeting and hanging out with a crazy, diverse bunch of writers, some of the moments I anticipate the most at a multiple-author, book event are spying the adorable, animated characters milling around and rushing to hang out with them. They’re there to bolster the childrens’ books or advertise something out in town. Either way, I’m thrilled to see them. I’ve grown very respectful of mascots over the years. They don’t talk, have pleasant demeanors, delighted, if not goofy, looks on their faces, transmit infectious energy and throw out happy waves to everyone. They’re big and have even bigger heads, with shoes to match. I get so excited to see them, I want to be them. Yes, my mind has gone there. The thought of becoming a big head with big shoes bounces in my brain quite often, but the dilemma is what head would I choose? I’ve envisioned a Bluebird because they’re happy, have wings and are uncommon as a mascot. Bees are disappearing, so maybe I should be a honeybee to bring attention to their plight. I’d still have wings, but I’d also be adorned with antennae and yellow is a good color for me. I’ll think on that a while. I guess my message to everyone with this little bloggie blurb is stay positive, have fun in whatever you do and respect the ‘clean’ fun others are having even if it’s not your cup of tea. Book signings, Literary Symposiums and Writers’ Workshops are on the schedule for me over the next six months, and I plan to have a huge amount of fun teaching or learning at all of them. I just hope some big-headed mascots will be close by to hang out with. Bye, Bye, now!
author of “Save Them All”
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