We've also signed up to participate in two book fairs in Orlando: The UCF (University of Central Florida) Book Festival on March 31st, and the FLA (Florida Library Association) Conference and Book Fair, April 18 - 20.
At UCF we'll have a booth where we'll have three books for sale, and give away a slew of free bookmarks.
We'll show the music video of my children's picture book, Wiggely Giggely Goggely Gum (available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/vcT0fkjuo3U).
Anyone purchasing this book will get a free audio CD with a voice-over recording of the book's text.
We'll screen a music video called "Life at Sea,"inspired by the book Generally Farting About. It will be on sale along with "generally farting about" buttons on a special bookmark that lists "10 Top Questions Whose Answer is...." It's fun and cheap, like I am.
We'll also have copies of a third book, a memoir written by Sherry's first boss. It's the story of his life and career as a renowned costumer who rubbed shoulders (and more) with some of the greatest stars of stage and screen. Sherry copy edited it and produced the book and website: http://www.raydiffenstageclothes.com.
The FLA Conference and Book Fair will have "Wiggely..." in the Author Solutions/Xlibris booth, but we'll have all three books available at scheduled book signings.
I continue to research and write material for Natalie, which I'd rather do more than anything else, except maybe hang out and talk with people. Last night we went in search of a book publishing gathering, only to find it had been disbanded the previous month. The venue was a tiki bar tucked into an RV resort at the Spillway Marina on Haines Creek between Lake Eustis and Lake Griffin. So we stayed for a drink and some conversation. Got talking with a man named Bill who had spent some years in the Navy, in Scotland, listening for the signals of Soviet submarines in the passage that led from Russia to the Atlantic, past Iceland. I said I knew about that, having visited the secret underground command center while preparing for a Navy film shoot. On a vast map, the captain showed me the location of every Soviet submarine in the world. Who would have thought, decades and thousands of miles removed, that Bill and I would be sharing that knowledge.