Success at the Millbrook Literary Festival

I can officially say that this past Saturday’s Millbrook Literary Festival was an unmitigated success.

I was concerned about my reading, but it went fine, as did the Q&A afterwards. I also sold quite a few books. Here is a video of the event:

 

And now, a few photos taken by Alexas during my reading and the signing in the book tent:

Listening to a reader who ended up buying all 4 of my books.

Listening to a reader who ended up buying all 4 of my books.

 

During the reading in the library.

During the reading in the library.

 

Relaxing in the shade, waiting for another reader/customer.

Relaxing in the shade, waiting for another reader/customer.

 

Answering a question during the Q&A.

Answering a question during the Q&A.

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By Chris Orcutt

Writer — The Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, Short fiction, Plays — Editor & Speechwriter for Hire — Avid Golfer, Chess Player & Awesome Wood-Splitter — Twitter: @chrisorcutt

Comments (4)

  1. Stephen Campbell June 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great job on the presentation Chris. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it, and you really did nail all those different voices.

    I loved the last question of the day, where an attendee asked you about the sex in the 100 Miles from Manhattan, as compared to your earlier work. Your answer was great, but your reaction to the moderator’s comment was priceless.

    • Chris Orcutt June 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Thanks for the compliments, Stephen. It was a tough room because there was a lot of ambient noise, so the audience, Alexas tells me, had to focus intently to follow my reading. I had the chance originally to do the reading in a smaller room, away from the main hall/gallery, but I wanted to be out in the open. Anyway, several listeners came up to me afterward saying they really enjoyed it, so I think it was a success. I’m considering it practice for larger audiences. See you on Facebook! —Chris

  2. Chris Orcutt June 24, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Thank you, Bick. I don’t know the exact numbers yet, but all morning and afternoon, there was someone at my stall. :) —Chris

  3. Bick June 24, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Great reading, Chris. Hope you had many books fly off the table.