So, here we go. It's a busy month for us, unexpectedly. I thought I'd be doing most of the marketing for my books starting in May. April was supposed to be a quiet month of writing. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men, right?
I'll be heading out next week on a cross country drive to Chain of Craters Park and a high school nearby. I've been invited to come and share a talk about writing with a class. It's the perfect opportunity to visit with far flung family, get some photos of incredible sites along the way, and do some experiential research. Not something I can afford to do often, I'm cramming a lot into this trip. More on that later.
If you hadn't heard, we already scheduled a trip for 2 Grumpy People next month to the March for Science in Washington D.C.. I've never attended one of these events, and I'm actually excited about the prospect. It's less a marketing opportunity, and more a chance to meet like minded folks, get out the word about the intersection between science and science fiction, and support scientists, science popularizers, and educators. I've heard there might be a couple famous folks there.
With that in mind, I wanted to carry my own sign to the march. But which one? There are so many good points to make, so many causes to support. I couldn't settle on just one. Wouldn't it be great if we could have more than one sign? That's when it hit me, we can! This is 2017, and we are going to a science march. Why not bring some of that science and technology to the very idea of a march? So I turned to my son and said, "Make me an electronic sign I can carry to the march." He agreed, and gave me a task to help with the completed project. I'm pretty psyched about how it turned out. Not bad for our first ever electronic "protest" sign. I'll link a video below so you can see how it works.
So, what do you think? Any suggestions for other signs or slogans? Let me know here or on our Splot Publishing Facebook page. See you from the road!