Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Of Libraries and Tropical Islands
Or…Dragons travel with books

I’ve just returned from the east side of Florida and the 11th Annual Author’s Showcase, which is a presentation of the Delray Beach Public Library. From 2 to just past 3 p.m., a standing room only crowd in the library’s main auditorium listened to brief presentations from 12 juried authors—Pam Carey, Africa Fine, Daria Anne DiGiovanni, Phyllis Dinerman, Goddess, Chaya Sharon Heller, Stephanie Kay & Andi Kay, Sandy Lender, Madelyn Lorber, Paul Scheiner, Kiki BelMonte-Schaller, and Lucy Beebe Tobias. Then until 4 p.m., the attendees had an opportunity to mix and mingle with the authors and learn more about their books. Each author had the opportunity to donate a book to the library so others in the Delray community can catch up on their new-book reading, too.

In the photo above, you can see Fantasy Author Sandy Lender at her table before the event got underway. Also, during Sandy’s three- to four-minute presentation, she got to tell the audience how Amanda Chariss compels her to keep on writing.

Please visit the Delray Beach Public Library Web site for more information on the event or on any of the authors listed above. If you attended the event and would like more information about me, keep on reading! I also have a Web site and an author page on my Amazon book pages for Choices Meant for Gods, Choices Meant for Kings, and that short story compilation What Choices We Made. It was a pleasure to meet so many smiling faces and new fans. Thank you to all who braved the bitter chill to come out.

And now…I announce that I’m leaving this bitter chill behind for a week! This Friday, I will board a plane for Hawaii where I’ll be representing my construction magazine (that day job that pays the bills). What’s great about this is the resort where the conference is being held will be selling copies of Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings. There are other great things (like being in Maui for a week, seeing industry friends, covering cool news, etc.), but I figure folks checking into this site are interested in book/publishing information.

“Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”

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Blogger Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Sorry I couldn't make it to Delray. It sounds like a fun event. I hope you have a super time in Hawaii and sell a bunch of books.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

No worries, Jane! You would have been squished in because the room was packed to the gills. I didn't think to ask my photographer to get a picture of the crowd, but I'm sure folks can see it if they check out the library's Web site. The library is really on-the-ball. Nice folks and very organized...They have some great community events and learning opportunities coming up. I'm impressed with what all they can accomplish with the downturn in funds and economy out there. Where there's a will!!

From Sandy Lender
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

3:17 PM  

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