There is a plus side to doing all these book signings for
the Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey Anthology. We had the
pleasure of doing a book signing this past Saturday at My Favorite Muffin in
Sicklerville, N.J. They have the best muffins, sandwiches and coffee.
We get to be with our friends; that’s Dawn, my super hero
sidekick. We don’t have a nickname yet, but Dawn is more than a sidekick; we’re
She’s not Robin to my Batman; she’s Batman, too. Since I’m
Super G; Dawn can be Super D. Should we wear capes?
Fellow authors stopped by to cheer us on
No one is safe from us; we even get the kids and grandkids
involved with selling our books.
Dawn and I will be representing our writer’s group at the Big Block Party on Merchant Street in
Audubon on May 31rst. The block party
will be hosted by the Treehouse Coffee Shop from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Randy and Tina have been serving the best food,
coffee, cookies, and entertainment for the past ten years. Help them celebrate.
Stop by and say hello to Tina and Randy,
and then stop by and chat with the members of the South Jersey Writers Group.
Super D and Super G will be there with copies of Tall Tales
and Short Stories from South Jersey.
The South Jersey Writers Group will be at several events this
May promoting their first anthology of short stories called Tall Tales and Short Stories from South
Jersey. **May 25**,
we’ll be at My Favorite Muffin at 683 Berlin Cross Key Road, Sicklerville, N.J.
from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Stop in; eat a muffin; chat with the authors!
**On May 31rst**, we’ll
be at a big Block Party celebrating the Treehouse coffee shop’s ten year
anniversary. It’s an open street event at 120 W. Merchant Street, Audubon, N.
J. 08106 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by at our table and chat with us.
This book offers many delightful tales: a western comedy called
“Destiny in Dusty Springfield” by Joseph Arechavala, a ghost story called
“Apparitions of Murder” by Krista Magrowski, an encounter with the not so jolly
man in red called “Bad Day for Santa” by John Farquhar, a frightful Zombie
story called “The Night of the Attack” by Marie Gilbert, plus much more.
The books sell at the
very reasonable price of 10 dollars J
L.D. Davis is a member of the South Jersey Writers Group and a published author. Her book, Accidently on Purpose is a best seller and after reading it, I'm not only a big follower of Ms. Davis, but I highly recommend the book. So join me now as L.D. tells us what's up in her writing corner.
Tell us a little about yourself
I always hate these
open ended "tell us about yourself" questions. I always feel like I'm
bragging, but if you insist....I live in and grew up in South Jersey. I am
married with five kids, and as fantastic as they all are, they drive me up a
wall and make me pull my hair out! I have been writing since I was able to form
written sentences, but last year I finally followed my dream and published the
novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces Of Rhys.
What inspires you to write?
Real life, I guess. Mine, yours, his and hers. Music is also
a big inspiration. I can hear a song and a story will play out in my head.I can
get a novel idea, if you will, from the smallest details around me.
What was the inspiration for this book?
There are some real life aspects to the book, but the idea
popped into my head one night on my work to slave work at a giant retailer to
not be named. I heard a song Ready To Start byArcade Fire and a couple of hours later on my first break I started
writing. The weird thing is that the song really does not have much to do with
the end result.
Did you go traditional publisher or self publisher?
I never tried the traditional route. I didn't know how. Self
publishing seemed like less of a hassle and I'd be able to keep my work as I
wanted, sans the editorial issues.
How much do you rely on Social Media to promote yourself and
media is extremely important. I get yelled at because I don't post enough on
Facebook. I don't tweet enough. I don't blog enough. Im getting better, but I
need to pick it up.
What advice would you give to a new writer?
Edit. Edit. Edit. Edit again. When you're finished, edit it
again. Don't stop editing, even when you think you are finished. Don't let
others dictate to you how they think YOUR book should be written. If they don't
like it and want to change it, let them write their own book. Protect your
work, keep it secret, keep it safe! Share only enough to entice.
L.D. thank you so much for doing this interview, and I know our readers will want to head out and buy your book.