How many months of social distancing does it take for this publisher to get onboard with online events? Six. Or six and half, depending on what you consider day one. Shortly after my last note, I got to do an interview with Ande Bozarth of Kansas AARP. It was a whole lot of fun. Left me wanting to do more, and boy oh boy did I get the chance.
As a member of the team that helped bring the annual Kansas Authors Club convention online, I got in some Zoom training and practice and became—more or less—a convert! We are so fortunate to live in times when we have the technology for great substitutes to in-person gatherings.
In fact, our publicist, Linzi Garcia, organized a fantastic virtual book launch, our first, for Arlice Davenport and his new book of poetry, Setting theWaves on Fire. And then three Meadowlark authors and I got right to work on a presentation for the Kansas Library Association, which was also moved online this year.
We also launched/are in the process of launching our second YA book, A Time for Tears, by Jerilynn Jones Henrikson. It’s a title that is proving popular with all ages.
Kansas Library Association - Tracy Million Simmons, Julie Stielstra, Jerilynn Henrikson, and Michael D. Graves Presentation
Much love and good reading.
Tracy Million Simmons