Friday, March 07, 2008

ACFW Conference Prep and More

First, don't forget to leave a comment on the Symphony of Secrets post and the Truffles by the Sea post to be entered in the contests for copies of those books. I will post winners when I get back in town.

Why am I out of town you ask? For ACFW board meetings and pre-conference meetings. I arrived in Minneapolis Wednesday early afternoon and have been running to meetings ever since. Until my body collapsed Thursday afternoon for a couple hours.

You see, this year, ACFW is having the large booksigning in a very public place -- ever heard of the Mall of America?!?!?! I've spent a lot of time there in the last couple days. We've always had a booksigning with the conference, but this is the first time it will be in a truly public forum. And you can't get much more public that the Mall of America. We'll take over two rotundas and a hallway since we'll have around 100 of Christian fictions big authors participating.

And my job as publicity officer is to spread the word to as many people as possible in the Twin Cities area. So I've been meeting with groups, the Mall, Barnes & Noble, etc. to generate their excitement and get leads.

I have my work cut out for me. Please pray that I'll have wisdom and favor as I work with the press, churches, groups, colleges, etc. And that I'll have the right people to help me with all the work that's just been generated!

And if you love Christian fiction, the book signing on September 20th at the Mall of America is going to be incredible!

3 comments:

windycindy said...

"Best wishes and have a safe trip! Cindi

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Mall of America... back about 4-5 years ago I actually took my family there for Spring Break. We had a blast!

They have a fun scrapbook store too Cara..so take time to look in there. Oh and the coffee shops... love the coffee.

Praying all goes well for getting info and planning the book signing. You will not be sorry you had it at the Mall of America.

Be safe, but remember to take care of yourself..especially since you have baby Putman in tow. :)

Crystal Laine Miller said...

Praying for you, Cara, and that this event is wildly successful. You are definitely the person for the job! But you need rest, too, for that little baby, so praying you can accomplish what you need to and not put you too far down.

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