Won an honorable mention in the New England Book festival. see link http://www.newenglandbookfestival.com/winners2017.html
I'm not so sure about these book festivals - always feels like it a money thing to get you to enter the contest.
Set up a booth to sell books of Drone World. It's tough having a booth, hoping for people to drop in. Did a book draw which helped start the conversation. Met some nice people and saw some amazing costumes. About to pick the winners of the book draw now.
What is a day of rest for most workers is never a day of rest for writers:)
Here is a link to my mother's recent nature book. A great adventure for kids.
Most authors would love to see their title on the side of city buses and on billboards lining busy streets. They’d love to be the new “thing” getting the latest internet “buzz.” But it’s a mistake to think that those ads and that buzz are what make a hit book. I’ve discovered that it is much better to make a big impression on a small group of people than a small impression on a big group.
I was reading about some marketing ideas and the following quote seemed like a good idea.
“I put a ‘Note from the Author’ at the end of every book explaining a little about the genesis of the book and interesting tidbits of research or anecdotes. I also explain how important reviews are, and ask readers to leave a review. And I thank them for telling their friends about my books—word of mouth is the best marketing an author can receive.