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The Camera Doesn’t Lie

From Karen:

Okay, so these aren’t the most flattering photos, but they are pretty darn funny.

They were shot during my reading and signing at Tolland Public Library in Connecticut last week.  Many thanks to Kate Farrish for organizing.

It was a lovely event, lots of nice readers (phew) and a lively discussion. Those of you contemplating your first reading/signing events should know this: People are really nice at these things. No kidding. They’re there because they’re interested in writing and stories…and in your work! Many know how difficult the process is and admire your persistence and dedication.

The audience also seems to know when you’re bluffing and when you’re speaking from the heart. I received a few comments afterwards on how much audience members appreciated my warm and candid comments. THAT was nice to hear.

Questions I received touched on my writing process, how I got the idea for this book, what I’m working on now (a new novel) and how tough it is to break into publishing today. I answered as best I could, no whitewashing, just telling it like is. And that was the most fun of all.

I’ve added captions to these photos, illustrating a little—just a little—of what was running through my mind…

Will anyone show up?

Will anyone show up?

Hope the hands make me look like I know what I'm talking about.

Hope the hands make me look like I know what I’m talking about.

They're nodding and smiling. Maybe I should say that again.

They’re nodding and smiling. Maybe I should say that again.

You're going to give me money?

You’re going to give me money?

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6 thoughts on “The Camera Doesn’t Lie

  1. Go, Karen! Great to hear how much fun you’re having with this. And I want to mention a couple of your upcoming readings for those who might be able to attend:

    March 19, 2015 — Durham Public Library, 7:30 p.m., 7 Maple Avenue Durham, CT, 860.349.9544 Details

    April 11, 2015 — Levi E. Coe Library, 10:30 a.m., 414 Main Street, Middlefield, CT. 860.349-3857

    Hope you get lots more lined up–especially if it brings you my way!

    –Cathy

  2. Karen – I was disappointed to not be able to make the book signing, but I absolutely love the photos, and the captions are hysterical. I hope to see you in Middlefield April 11!

  3. Elizabeth on said:

    Wish I could have been there! Come down to NJ!

  4. Jane, I would love to see you in Middlefield! Hope you can make it. K

  5. Beverly Greenwood on said:

    This pictorial is a treasure trove. You ARE an amazing treasure! Que votre Mari le photographeur? ( just returnee de Paree) Love it! I am certain that the audience in Durham will be also warm and receptive. Did you settle on a date in Groton? L. The MIL

    Beverly Greenwood Sent from my iPad

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