Firstly, let me start by saying I really need to add a calendar of events to my website. Yes, that’s right, yours truly is getting her butt in gear and doing public appearances! I will endeavor to do better about, you know, letting people know when said appearances will take place.

Now that that confession is out of the way, let’s talk about Oddmall.

For those of you who don’t know, Oddmall is kind of like a cross between and arts & crafts show and a comic con. At least, you’ll definitely see some cosplayers wandering around. I wish I’d gotten a picture of the giant purple minion. Other notable costumes included a spectacular Darth Vader (he really had the force choke motion down pat) and a really, really tall Mario. I also saw someone dressed as Kiki from the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service. I also totally geeked out because someone had a replica of a sword from Sword Art Online. What has my husband done to me? I recognize stuff from anime! Shudder.

Aaaand moving on. I went this past weekend with other Indi authors from my NaNoWriMo group, the AkroNaNos. With me were Rose Withering, Dena Hall, and Dan Arman. Books on sale included Rose’s Thornburg’s DaughterDan’s River of Dreams, and Dena’s three books, Greek Ends, Celtic Beginnings, and The 13th Apostle. I, of course, had copies of Saving the Dragon available for purchase.

Dena Hall, Sara Cleveland, and Rose Withering at Oddmall
Dena Hall, Sara Cleveland, and Rose Withering at Oddmall

As you can see in the picture above, Rose (who is also the AkroNaNo’s esteemed Municipal Liaison) dressed up as a character from her book. Dena dressed up the day before, but I didn’t go, so no pictures. Sadface. I’m told it was a rockin’ outfit. I’ll have to think of something for the next event…

All in all, we had a great time, and even sold some books! We got to hang out with some other Ohio authors, eat great chocolate, and pay way too much for concession stand food.

Next Oddmall is July 8th – 9th in Hudson, Ohio. Expect to see some announcements from me closer to the date. And this time I’ll get more pictures!

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