I have been wanting to get more involved with local writers and today I finally made some progress.
A week or two ago there was a write-up in our local paper about Dianne Venetta. Dianne lives in the next town over from me and has just released her third book, Whisper Privileges. I contacted her on her website and received a note back asking if I would like to help her promote her books.
She sent me some promotional items including bookmarks, recipe cards and seed packs. (Dianne also has a gardening blog at http://bloominthyme.com ) When I told her my plans of going by the book stores and libraries on my end of the county, she offered to send me books to donate to our libraries.
Today was the day! My first stop was at our local book store. Their book club just happens to be reading her first book, Jennifer's Garden, in the next couple months. They invited her to come to the meeting and to do a signing in their shop. I am reading Jennifer's Garden also and so far I am thoroughly enjoying it. I plan to attend this meeting and join the book club.
I still haven't met Dianne myself but I plan to attend a signing that she will be doing in the next couple weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping out a local author and meeting new people in the community.
Dianne's books are contemporary and romantic fiction. Check them out! They can all be found here on Amazon. Her garden blog is very informative also.