untitled-design15 October 8th: Tamara and I drove out to Yuma, Az to take part in the Yuma County Library's Indie Author Day, organized by the SELF-e program.

SELF-e is powered by Library Journal and acts as a kind of matchmaking service to help Indie authors get their ebooks into the library system. It's slowly rolling out across the US and Canada, so not every library is a part of the program yet. SELF-e contacted me a couple of years ago and asked if I was interested.

Um… yes! I grew up in libraries. They are a vital part of the local community, bringing the joy of books to everyone.  I absolutely would love to support the libraries. I entered both my fantasy novels into the SELF-e program.

I was astonished in 2015 when they contacted me to tell me that my Necromancer had placed in the top 3 most-read Indie fantasy category. Wow!

Then earlier in 2016 they contacted me again asking if I wanted to be a part of Indie Author Day. Again… hello… yes! The plan was that I would give a 45 minute presentation as an intro to Indie Publishing and then take part in a Q&A panel with two other authors. It was a total blast and the audience asked fantastic questions.

Before we get to the photos, I want to thank Becky and Vanna at Yuma Central Library for organizing the event and making us feel so welcome. They bought us dinner the night before and were a crucial part of the whole event going smoothly. Thanks both of you! Wonderful hosts!

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Here's the panel. In the center is PNR author Melissa Stevens and on the left, Christine Howard. I had a great time sharing the Q&A session with them. Very knowledgeable and friendly folk.

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