Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Author Night" Bandon Public Library


 Last night I gave a 45 minute presentation at the Bandon Public Library as part of their monthly "Author Night" series. It was an honor to be invited to speak. I'm happy to report that the event had a good turn out. I also received a lot of good feedback on my presentation. Rather than simply talking about my books, I also spent a few minutes discussing the act of writing and my own personal writing journey.

Perhaps the best indication that the night was a success, I received numerous queries during the Q and A session at the end of my presentation. The questions were engaging, and I really enjoyed the group discussion that followed.

I also happy to report that I was able to send several copies of my books to happy to new homes. :)

I'd like to take a moment to thank the Bandon Library for inviting me to come speak. In particular, I'd like to thank Maureen Haggerty since she was my personal contact with the library. I'd also like to thank all of the people that attended last night's event. I really appreciated their support.

Writing and trying to get published is hard work. I feel so validated when I get invited to events like the one last night. I also enjoy meeting and chatting with my readers. Honestly, visiting with them is one of the best parts of being a writer. I love receiving their feedback-- both good and bad-- because I can then take that advice and apply it to my future work. After all, writing is a practice. No matter how much time I spend putting words on the page, I'll always know that I have room for improvement. I can only hope that my writing will continue to improve and evolve as I continue on my literary journey.

Thank you again!

~ H. S. Contino

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