This week turned out AMAZING! I don't think I honestly could have asked for anything better-- both concerning the book launches that we had and the Boston Comic Con. All were absolutely wonderful!
Monday, I had the Night of the Living THREAD
; THREAD Anthology's launch party for their 7th issue-- The Seven Deadly Sins
. My script, Fiction
was featured among the six others (it represented PRIDE), and was acted out before a live audience that night. As promised for those of you who wished to see my script performed, here it is!!
Out of the 500 copies that were set around school, all were snatched up and gone! Good job THREADsters!
Wednesday was then Word Stock
; Writers Block's Anthology launch party. My fiction piece, Trial at Nuremberg
(which also won a DD here back in September) was featured in this anthology. I had to go up and read the piece in front of everyone who came to the launch party on stage-- a little nerve wracking at first, but worth it in the end! All the copies of that were snatched up, as well.
Then, Friday, was the book launch for Sweet Baby Jesus!
! I worked as a Marketing Associate on Sweet Baby Jesus!
for Wilde Press, and it was great getting to see Caroline read one of the chapters from it live to everyone who attended at the Greene Theater in Boston. She raised over $800 and donated all the money to the Alzheimer's Association (way to go, Caroline!). The first ever issue of Generic
was also launched tonight, and my piece Murders at Whitechapel
was featured in it along with six other wonderful stories. I was quite honoured being able to be featured in the first issue! Very exciting!
And, finally, Boston Comic Con.! That was yesterday and today, and I have to say it turned out MARVELOUS. I brought two boxes of books (Redeeming Grace
), a bunch of Requiem
bookmarks, and some prints. Within the first day, we sold out of the first box of books I thought were going to last me through the day, and I had to open the second. Craziness! So, the outcome?? ... I sold out of EVERYTHING. Every book sold. Every bookmark sold. Every print sold. We had NOTHING at the end of the convention. I suppose the greatest part was that I had one book left I was putting in my box when I hear a familiar voice say "Erin?? What are you doing here?". I turn around and there's my WWII history professor standing in front of me, staring at Redeeming Grace
and asking to see it before saying "...well...this explains why you know so much in my class." So, he bought the last copy. Good for you!
Absolutely the best turn out for conventions/signings I've ever had (never sold 100% out of EVERYTHING), and an amazing week of launch parties. It honestly couldn't have gone any better.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth and said "hi"! And thanks to all who picked up a book or brought me their copy to sign! See you next year!!