Spent last week in San Antonio, Texas at the RWA National Conference. My friend and room mate, Jackie (http://jackieleighallen.com/) flew in Monday. That evening we took the tour on the San Antonio Riverwalk boat ride.
We used Tuesday to do the tourist thing — visiting the Alamo, some of the San Antonio Missions. There is a lot of similaraites between San Diego and San Antonio besides being named after saints. One of the stops on the tour was the Mercado (a Mexican market place), so we checked out the Texas version of Mexican food, which was pretty good. And a great Margarita.
Wednesday we went to the Brisco Western Art Museum, which I highly recommend. Painting, sculpture, model of the Alamo. I especially liked the Wells Fargo stage coach and the audio/visual info referenced the movie Stagecoach — one of my favorite films. Several of the sculpture had audio/visual telling about the artist and about the art work. There was even an area with chairs and headphones to listen to various example of western music.
Wednesday evening was the Literarcy Signing, over 500 authors signed and earned over $50,000 for serveral literary organization in San Antonio.
Thursday through Saturday was filled with workshops on all aspects of publishing. I concentrated on social media workshops as with the decline of stone and mortor bookstores, on line is how you need to get your work out to the public. My main problem is I’m not particulary technical, and of course, all the time you spend on social media takes time, when I’d rather be writing.
One of the social media suggestions was to give stuff away, so be sure to check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TerryBlainAuthor?ref=hl to see what I’m up to.