One of the best parts of author life is meeting and supporting other authors. It’s always awesome to find people from your tribe who don’t glaze over as you share your latest plot twist idea or editing stumbling blocks. So naturally, when TG Wolff called and said she was doing a reading down in Indianapolis this month to promote her thriller EXACTING JUSTICE, I said count me in.
Not only does TG’s writing totally rock, she’s also an awesome road trip buddy. 😉
Our destination this past week was to an indie bookstore off Massachusetts Avenue called Indy Reads Books, where she and several other authors would be reading excerpts for the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Multi-State “Murder at the Mic” night. And oh, what an awesome place! I fell in love with the cozy bookstore the second I stepped inside, and loved it that much more when I learned it’s a not-for-profit new and used bookstore whose proceeds all feed back into Indy’s adult literacy programs. Plus, the holiday decorations added an extra dose of fun. If you’re ever in the area, I highly encourage you to stop by 911 Massachusetts Avenue!
Though I’d never been to a reading event quite like this before, I have to say it was a blast. Hearing excerpts from all these different books was like getting to “taste test” half a dozen or so novels and stories. Each author had their own style, their tales each unique. And of course, once the pressure to read was off, there were smiles all around.
Seriously, if you get a chance to attend a multi-author readings event like this, I highly recommend it. And I know the authors would appreciate you coming out to support them, more than you know. (Hmm…come to think of it, there might just be an opportunity in Fort Wayne coming up over the holidays for such an event. Stay tuned… )
Great job, everyone, and bravo for being brave enough to write the words you love, and then taking the stage last week and sharing them with us. Keep writing, keep dreaming, and keep inspiring us all.
Until next time,