You have been asked to talk at a book club, women's group, history class at a high school. What might assist you in bringing your book to life? A living person from that book. But how is that possible? You as the author have the ability to bring those characters to life. How you ask? With costumes!
Costumes can be a wonderful tool to help your audience get in the mood for a great evening or afternoon.
Costumes bring your characters to life and the closer you can get to that era the better for you audience.
Don't forget props from your books and era too. When you have something tangible for readers to touch it further brings your story to life.
Sara Dahmen and her family. Award winning author of Doctor Kinney's Housekeeper. Historical fiction set in the 1881.
Costumes like novels all tell a story. As an author you can only enhance your story by adding something to your conversations with readers.
Just like setting a nice table at your signings a costume can bring someone that hadn't thought about buying or reading your novel to a purchase and invite you to her book club.
Enjoy the story you have written and spent so much time on. Dress the part and engage that person who has stopped by to see what you are all about.
When you enter Readers Favorite Book contest you will notice something different on the entry form.
Each year Readers’ Favorite donates books and income to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Check the box below if you would like to help bring aid to kids in need.
"On behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and especially on behalf of the children and their families, we want to thank Readers' Favorite and its authors for your kindness and generosity."
Then there is a place for you to make a donation if you so desire. I have been a supporter of St Jude and will continue. It was an honor to have my book for sale and to know the money will go to a worthy cause to help children.
It was a beautiful day for the Miami International Book fair. Thousands of people were walking the streets checking out the hundreds of booths with books, art work, comics, t shirts, posters, and some great food. The area for chidlren was outstanding and included all types of programs for them to be involved in that day.
I found a book on traditional Chinese Medicine, research information needed for my next historical fiction. If you could imagine it you could find it there at the fair.
Find me again displayed for sale at the Miami Book Fair!
Eddie Price volunteered to man the booth on that Saturday! He took a moment to have his picture taken with me. (below)
I love an adventure, to travel and discovering new places.