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A Great Start to an Annual Festival

Craig Allen Heath's author table at the 2023 Columbia River Author Festival
Craig's little corner of the festival

The first annual Columbia River Author Festival was a great success in terms of author turnout. Over 50 published authors from northern Oregon and southern Washington showed up and the Longview Library was full to capacity.

Meeting up with so many others of like mind is a great way to be inspired. Writing can be a lonely life, and hearing so many success stories is a wonderful antidote. Almost all of us took a turn reading our work on one of three stages, and I only wish I could have heard more readers.

A view of the author tables in the main floor of the Longview Public Library for the 2023 Columbia River Author Fair.
Author tables on the top library floor. There were almost as many downstairs.

The Longview Library staff were helpful, organized and enthusiastic. Everything went smoothly and on-time. I'm looking forward to next year.

Oh yeah - and I sold two books!

I also got to meet many enthusiastic readers and handed out a dozen or more cards advertising Where You Will Die.

Small steps, but good ones


Blatant Self-Promotion Section

My first novel, Where You Will Die, is available now exclusively on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

"This philosophical mystery will captivate readers thanks to a winning cast and setting."- Kirkus Reviews

"Quirky, engaging whodunit." - Rick George, author of Sinister Refuge

"An enjoyable ride with a satisfying end." - Helen Reynolds, Reedsy Discovery


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