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Fall Book Events for The Fortune Teller

Greetings all! I have a few remaining author events on the calendar this year for my latest novel, The Fortune Teller. If you’re in the neighborhood please come & join me. Here are the date & times with event links below.

October 19 – El Segundo Library w/books provided by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, Reading & signing of The Fortune Teller 7-8pm

October 21 –  Soroptimists of Capistrano Bay Authors Brunch, El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, joined by authors Michelle Gable & Abbi Waxman.

October 26 – Pages Bookstore, Reading & discussion of The Fortune Teller, 7pm

November 24-26 – Loscon 44, 2 Panels – details to come

 

My Upcoming Talk with Wine, Women and Words & Book Giveaway!

The podcast Wine, Women and Words has selected The Fortune Teller as their book of the month for August! I’ll be joining hosts Diana Tierney & Michele Leivas with a glass of wine in hand on August 31st at 8pm PST to talk about the book.

In the meantime they are hosting a giveaway throughout the month. Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of The Fortune Teller and The Memory Painter!

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6ce5cf996/

My interview with Tarot Insider now on YouTube

Yesterday I visited with hosts Susanne Warnett and Dax Carlisle on The Tarot Guild’s show Tarot Insider. We talked about The Fortune Teller, The Memory Painter, writing in general, getting an agent, publishing, painting Tarot cards, and the International Tarot Day deck (I’ll do a post on that soon!) that is coming out for the first International Tarot Day on 7/8. It was a fun-filled hour.

If you’d like to hear me talk about the writing behind The Fortune Teller you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here.

Tarot Insider Interview

Upcoming Book Events for The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller launch date is almost here and I have some book events scheduled for June & July I want to share. All the dates, times and links are listed below. I’ll be in Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, and also I’ll be doing two discussions online – one with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict, which is open for anyone to participate, and the other will be an online interview with The Tarot Guild’s show Tarot Insider. You’ll need to download the Zoom app to participate, but if you miss the interview they will be uploading it to YouTube afterwards.

So if you’re in the neighborhood please come and join me!

Tues. June 6 – The Fortune Teller Launch Party! At Book Soup in Los Angeles 7pm

Sat. June 10 – Reading & Signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore San Diego 2pm

Sun. June 11 – Online chat with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict 12pm-1pm PST/ 3pm-4pm EST

Sun. June 11 – El Segundo Library’s Annual Authors Fair, Panel discussion at 3pm & Signing  4pm-5pm

Tues. June 13 – Online Live Interview with Tarot Insider 11:30am PST

Fri. June 16 – Barnes & Noble, Torrance Del Amo location, Reading & Signing at 7pm (link coming soon)

Fri. June 23 – Reading & Signing Brazos Bookstore, Houston TX 7pm

Tues. June 27 – Reading & Signing Redondo Beach Library Author Talk at 6:30pm

Wednes. June 28 – El Segundo Library’s Book Club Discussion of The Fortune Teller

Fri. July 14 – Book discussion/Tarot Salon at Mystical Joy in Redondo Beach, 7pm

Sat. July 15 – Book discussion & signing at Indigo Alliance in Pasadena

Sun. July 16 – Ladies, Lunch & Literacy Smart Summer Reads Author Event, 3-5pm – 6 authors in one house in Manhattan Beach! (tickets required)

Read an Excerpt of The Fortune Teller!

I’m thrilled to share an excerpt of The Fortune Teller.

Click here to read the opening 2 chapters, which follow the first 2 tarot cards of the Major Arcana in a tarot deck: The Fool & The Magician

The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

The Fortune Teller will be published on June 6, 2017 and is now available for pre-order. I look forward to you reading the story!

 

Behind the book: Writing Tools – Using Pinterest

Inspiration Boards for The Memory Painter and The Fortune Teller

I wanted to share my experiences using Pinterest, because I love it so much. There are a million ways to use Pinterest. I use it as a visual inspiration board as well as for research while I’m writing a novel. I started doing it with The Memory Painter several years ago to find images that inspired me and it became a valuable writing tool.

When I began working on The Fortune Teller, I used Pinterest even more because I started a board right away at the beginning stages of creating the story. I would plug in search words like “tarot,” “divination,” and “ancient oracles,” for example and get a ton of images to sort through. Anything that struck me in a powerful way I would save to the board. I also found some great websites and resources on ancient maps and libraries, as well as historical pictures for some of the lifetimes I was writing, particularly with the Romani. The wonderful thing too is when you’re all done you can look back at your board and see your writing journey. It’s like a personal visual scrapbook you can share.

Here’s my journey on Pinterest while writing The Fortune Teller.

One other neat feature that I accidentally stumbled on is you can create secret boards! So I’ve got one for the next book I’m writing that already has 104 pins. Now whenever I start researching a story I’ll create a Pinterest board right away. It’s like my official greenlight to get going. I look forward to sharing that board too in the future.

So if you’re a writer and you’ve stumbled on this post and are looking for some added inspiration I do recommend trying Pinterest out.