Thursday, May 19, 2011

Zug Island Inaugural Presentation

Yesterday afternoon, I gave my first book club talk, to a group of teachers from the San Diego area. Writing a novel is one thing; speaking about it is another. After I related how I came to write Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel, I spoke to its theme, read a brief passage, and answered every one's questions. Before I knew it, the party was over.

By all accounts, the presentation went well, and I was pleased with the response. Having been a career English teacher for many years, the transition from classroom lecturer to public speaker was an easy one for me. Articulating answers in response to impromptu questions reminded me of being in the classroom, and I actually enjoyed myself.

If you are in the San Diego or Detroit area in the next couple of months, check out the Events button on my novel's website. This page will be updated as new venues are added. I hope to see many of you soon.