Achievement Level Unlocked: Survived Public Reading

Yesterday, I survived my first (and I say that with equal parts optimism and fear) public reading from  Allies and Enemies: Fallen. (It’s still up for nomination with KindleScout… so go vote for it & then come back to this page and finish reading this.)

Great turn out at the VT Speculative Fiction Writers Series
Photo courtesy of Michael J. Martinez
The very lovely AmyBeth Inverness &
Michael J Martinez
Photo courtesy of AmyBeth Inverness

I read last (yay) in the group of five other very talented writers. Although I look rather put upon in the picture here, I did have a fantastic time. It was very nice just to be included in the group. 

Chatting with other writers (who were very much established compared to me) was highly educational and I made a new friend or three. The line up of readers included: Michael J Martinez, Alice Eckles, Toby MacNutt, Asher Ellis, and AmyBeth Inverness
Again, I’m grateful to Andrew Liptak of Geek Mountain for the invite to perform the reading and look forward to attending more events by the group in the future. Even if nothing more comes of my efforts to seeking publication, it was nice to at least be part of this special day. And, two very sweet young ladies asked me for my autograph, a first! How awesome is that?