I’m still unpacking the riches! Both tangible and intangible. As a repeat participant in the festival, but only my first time there as an actual author, I am truly honored and humbled by the support that my little book and I received from my fellow authors/creators/entrepreneurs, and from friends who stopped by the festival to shop and enjoy. I have made some wonderful new friends, and also deepened my connections with not-so-new friends and colleagues.
During the two-day festival, I sold EIGHT copies of my book! (Two of them were to friends by mail order, since they live in Texas.) This is more copies of my book than I have ever sold in such a short period of time.
Now, as you know if you have heard me talk or have followed this blog for a minute or more, I do not use numbers and money as my sole criterion of success — or even my top-ranking criterion of success. But. A girl has to pay her bills, and I am not going to pretend not to be delighted by the sales. And even more, by what the sales represent: the fact that my book, my “baby,” has eight new readers! Eight beautiful human beings whose lives my writing will (I hope) enrich and abundify!
As I often say, the F.R.E.S.H. is a crown jewel and one of the things I brag about, regarding my adopted hometown Daytona Beach.
I’ll surely be posting more about the festival and my fellow authors/creators/entrepreneurs as time goes by. But in the meantime, you can see pix of my funky, arty, garage-painted tablecloth setup and my own personal “DEEP GREEN attire” by visiting my FRESH festival post on my book’s Facebook page.
And, you can see many photos (and links, and stories!) of the many, MANY wonderful other participants and their tables and their works by visiting the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival’s Facebook page. Keep scrolling down the page to see!