My welcome to SIBA
I’d heard it was the best regional conference for book sellers and those related to them from publishers to authors to publicists and agents. And I was not disappointed. Never have I received such warm welcomes and sincere interest in my work and background. Every copy of The Sausage Maker’s Daughters was gone, unlike the sausages provided at one signing which were offered right after lunch to truly tepid interest. I figure SIBA members and attendees recognized another southerner when they met one, in this case one from Southern California whose current novel takes place in Southern Wisconsin. No quibbling whatsoever. Besides, plenty of northern snowbirds from Wisconsin and elsewhere pretend to be southerners for months each year. And on those rare hot and humid days, a snowy cover and chilling story might help lower everyone’s temperature a bit.
Congrats on a great organization and event,
Author of The Sausage Maker’s Daughters