I’m still buzzing from attending the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley a couple of weekends ago. It was my first time exhibiting my books at the event. It was delightful meeting and being in the company of other authors and illustrators and seeing their beautiful creations on display at their tables.
But the biggest highlight for me was meeting new readers from different age groups—supporting my children’s books and novels. As a writer and illustrator, nothing swells my heart more than when I get to see toddlers pointing at my children’s books, saying “Daddy, I want that book!” or “Mommy, look!” or the adults, glancing at one of my novel book covers, then stopping at my table to pick it up and take a closer look—some of them even saying, “Oh my God! This is my story!” or “This is so me!”
As writers, we spend a lot of time writing our stories alone—in dim rooms, dark attics, or quiet libraries, bustling coffee shops, or in trains and buses—or wherever we can and choose to write. Witnessing readers flipping through the pages of our books or reading the back synopsis and watching their faces light up, because they feel a connection to our words and our stories, is one of the biggest rewards. Because after all the endless hours that we’ve spent writing and editing these manuscripts or illustrating and writing children’s books—somehow, it means we have done something right.
I sold out on a few of my books at the event, which was amazing. I left the two-day event grateful for the experience and completely motivated and inspired to dive into new projects. After all, this is what I’ve always wanted to do: Create art and share it.
If you were at the Bay Area Book Festival, I hope we somehow crossed paths. If not, you can check out my books on this website or visit Amazon. See you at the next book event!
I had a lovely time exhibiting my books at the Noe Valley Authors Festival last Saturday, March 9. Thank you to everyone who came out. We really appreciate all of your support! Thank you to my husband and my sister for helping me out during the event. Most of all, thank you to Rick May for organizing the festival and for giving us local authors a place to showcase our books.
All of my titles are available on Amazon and Folio Books.
Hello, friends! I’m excited to announce that I will be at the Noe Valley Authors Festival, along with twenty other local authors this Saturday, March 9. Come by with your friends and family and meet different authors, discover new books and genres, and mingle with other readers! Free admission and free refreshments.
I will be exhibiting my latest novel, HEARTS AND ERRORS, as well as HIGH (A Caffeinated Love Story), and a few of my children’s books! ALL of my books will be sold at a discounted rate and signed by me! I will also have some giveaways. So, stop by and say hi!
Here’s the info: Noe Valley Authors Festival 2019 When: March 9, 2019 , 3pm-5pm Where: Umpqua Bank 3938 24th St. San Francisco, 94114
And for a limited time only, HEARTS AND ERRORS is on SALE NOW in both paperback and eBook. Click on this link to get your eBook copy of HEARTS AND ERRORS today for ONLY $1.99 (available on Kindle, NOOK, and KOBO). The paperback copy is on SALE NOW for $8.99 on Amazon! Sale ends soon!
”I remember having this sudden urge to get lost somewhere, discover something new, or dream something big.” –Lana Levine (HEARTS AND ERRORS by Corey M.P.)
“Make a wish,” I mumble to myself, lifting it up and fanning the pages.
A loose leaf falls on my shoes.
I pick it up and notice the creases across the page. I iron it out with my hand, pressing it against my leg. As I do, I find myself drawn to a pull quote that says: I remember having this sudden urge to get lost somewhere, discover something new, or dream something big.
I hold it closer, my eyes gawking at the words.
The title says: Merci, Paris
More excerpts to come from my upcoming novel HEARTS AND ERRORS! Stay tuned!