Another Era comes to a close
A majority of my summer events were spent at the fairs and festivals in Kenosha, WI, and I could not be more grateful.
The Kenosha Book Festival (KBF), hosted by Studio Moonfall, was beyond what I could have imagined. It was so different than the vendor fairs and honestly pretty magical. I got to meet so many new faces, was welcomed with open arms, and as fate would have it – it’s where my second book first debuted, and I had my first repeat customer.
I wish all my events were book fairs because these were such a game changer.
My last event of the summer was the Southport Literacy Fair. This one was hosted by Blue House Books (BHB). It was lovely. It looked and felt so official. There were interviews and panels. It was a really good time. I’d 100% do a BHB event again and any literacy fair.
In addition to the events being a huge success and the perfect fit, the owners of both shops that hosted these events are top-notch people. It’s kind of inspiring, honestly. They created healthy, thriving environments that felt safe and successful. I can’t imagine how hard that is to create, and both of them lead with such kindness and knowledge.
If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan.
I’ll miss the summer, but I’m happy to have such nice things to look forward to next year!