Thanks to Jason Kurtz for starting South Dakota Writes last spring. SDW has brought together hundreds of writers in South Dakota who meet up on Facebook and at in-person venues. They hosted a Winter Author Book Fair in Sioux Falls on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Caring Lessons was there!


A very fun thing that happens at book fairs is meeting potential readers of your book. I was thrilled to meet three nurses. We quickly established common bonds—one went to the University of Illinois like I did, all like to read, one invited me to a nurses’ book club,  and even though older, some still practice nursing part-time. The book fair lasted four hours, and I think we nurses chatted for over an hour of that time, plus we made plans to meet again.


And a local TV station was there. In an interview with Jason Kurtz, KSFY showed a clip on the 10pm news. And there I was behind Jason’s shoulder and then again bent over and signing a book.


Thanks, Jason, for starting an organization for writers that this writer new to South Dakota greatly appreciates! SDW is a wonderful way to meet other writers and hear about their work. Read more about Jason on his LinkedIn site.


Read more and see more photos here on Facebook. Even my husband got on a picture!