Craft Fair disaster

I should have known taking books to a craft fair was a mistake. Don’t they cosider writing books a craft? It was compounded by being in a local pub ( which I thought meant family lunch!) which had done almost no advertising and did not even have a banner outside to say it was on.

We only knew about it because we had a meal there last week. I think they put it on facebook but nowhere else.

It was a pity because the craft stalls that had booked were of a high quality, especially a painted glassware stall. ( but I don’t buy ornaments) I don’t think any of us did very well and I certainly didn’t as even the few children who came past didn’t even glance at my books ( or the dish of sweets I had put out to tempt them!)

So, another day with no sales. I feel the day of the book is past, except perhaps picture books. I’ll try to add a photo.


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I am a retired schoolteacher now writing novels in Worthing where I live with my husband. After eight locally based relationship novels I have now written a children's story which could be considered a pastiche of Beverley Nichol's works which I loved as a child and still remember fondly. " Penny Down the Drain" may remind folk of " Alice in Wonderland " or " Narnia." but it is set in the 21st century. Our two sons are similarly creative as one is a journalist and the other an actor. When there is no pandemic I am the publicity secretary for Worthing Friendship Centre and listen to live music , folk and jazz.

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