I’m a bit stunned and a little tired. We launched a new short story anthology, Chester County Fiction, yesterday at the iconic Baldwin’s Book Barn in West Chester, PA. The turnout was overwhelming as approximately 150 friends, family and book lovers turned out to support local fiction! Juggling glasses of wine and their own books, authors signed copies for happy attendees. Several local folks stopped in for the book launch and also toured the five-floor barn, one of America’s most unique used bookstores.
Twelve of the thirteen writers were on hand to celebrate the release of this anthology, along with David James, who shot the beautiful cover photograph for the book. It was fun to watch authors getting their own books autographed by their peers. The thirteen authors included in this collection are: Virginia Beards, Robb Cadigan, Wayne Anthony Conaway, Peter Cunniffe, Michael Dolan, Ronald D. Giles, Terry Heyman, Joan Hill, Nicole Valentine, Jacob Asher Michael, Eli Silberman, Christine Yurick, and Jim Breslin.
Baldwin’s Book Barn was a stellar venue for this unique event. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Baldwin Family, Donna and Ken for their hospitality. Did you know they offer their beautiful space to the community for free? Baldwin’s Book Barn is truly an American treasure.
My only wish was that I had more time to chat with everyone. I met several new friends and reconnected with old friends but some I only had a chance to wave to across the crowded room.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out on a rainy Sunday to support our efforts. I hope you enjoy the stories that we all worked diligently to craft. If you missed the event but would like to purchase a copy, here’s a list of places where you can find Chester County Fiction:
Chester County Book Company - The book is available now! Several authors will be signing on Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm-3pm. Please stop by!
Willow On State - The book will be available starting Tuesday, October 5th. Several authors will be at Willow On State on Friday night, October 7th during the First Friday Art Stroll. Willow On State will be unveiling their new art show on this night and the band 100 Acre Woods is performing.
BookPlace - several authors will be on hand on Sunday, November 7th from 4pm - 6pm for a book signing.
Amazon is now carrying Chester County Fiction. Click here to purchase.