Can I just say how wonderful it is to again see and chat with readers?
On April 24th I was at a multi-author signing at Between the Pages (Lebanon, IN), celebrating Independent Bookstore Day and the store's birthday. It was so much fun!
Owners Cassie and Brain Alford are wonderful. If you live in Indiana, make the trip. Between the Pages has an enormous selection of books and book related items readers love.
Need a gift for the reader in your life? -> Between the Pages
Yep. The chaotic-looking graphic reflects some of my rather full week. Sorry...
All of my appearances this week are in Central Indiana. I'll have books and goodies for you. Come see me! Sutton
"Where can I get Afraid to Fall?"
I'm asked this question often, which is great. Until recently I would have said you can order Afraid to Fall from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, download it to your Kindle, or, if you and I were face-to-face, me (I carry a few with me at all times). Now I can respond, "Check out your independent bookstore."
Independent bookstores are so important to their hometowns and readers. They are also supportive of us indie authors. Getting traction and creating readership is exceptionally difficult.
Recent travels have taken me to parts of Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. I expect to get around more this summer, as possible between finishing Afraid to Hope (Ancient Passages Book 2) and four kids' schedules.
Here's the beginning of what I hope will be a growing list of independent bookstores you should visit, and carry Afraid to Fall. They have SO much on the big box stores. Check them out. I promise you will love them!
Anderson's Bookshops (LaGrange, Naperville, and Downers Grove, IL)
Turn the Page Books & Gifts (Westfield, IN)
Readers' Garden (Granville, Ohio)
Main Street Books (Layfayette, IN)
Indy Reads Books (Indianapolis, IN)
Second Flight Books (Layfayette, IN)
Takeovers, Giveaways, Appearances