Wednesday, June 17, 2015
My half-day at Prose in the Park
I enjoyed being outdoors seeing other authors, although book fairs don't result in big sales for the writers because there are too many of us competing with each other in a confined area.
The fact that I was able to attend and enjoy it is thanks to my husband, Roger Latta, who helped me move my books there, lugged a heavy table to my location because the organizers were too busy, then helped move the table when the organizers informed me that they wanted it moved. He directed another writer to the source of the tables and located an organizer to help this other writer when the tables were all gone. He sat at my table and minded my books while I circulated within the park fence to meet other writers; otherwise I would have been confined to my table. Being outside the fence (perhaps because I was late in registering) I couldn't hear the readings by the big name authors imported for the event, but it didn't matter because I had him to talk to. I couldn't have managed without him!