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Indie Author Day was a blast. Got to meet new readers, connect with fellow writers, and enjoy the company of some great people! Hope to do this again soon!
Check out these posters supporting the upcoming Indie Author Day event where you can find me and 29 other local authors in Orange County. Would love to see some local peeps out there! #IndieAuthorDay https://vimeo.com/218989904.
If you don't live in Orange County, California, don't sweat! Check out this link for other locations across North America, participating in Indie Author Day! This is big, people! http://indieauthorday.com/where/
So excited to be selected as a participating author in the Indie Author Day event at the Anaheim Public Library on October 14! More to come!
Had a great time at the LitUp event in Tustin! Check out the pics here.
So excited to be one of three featured authors at the LitUp author event at Kean Coffee in Tustin on January 24th at 7 pm. Come on by for some coffee, tea, and literary fun. Check out the details here:
Today marks the 72nd anniversary of my grandfather's death fighting for the 91st Infantry Division, 361st Infantry Regiment. He was 27 years old.
Enjoyed my THIRD virtual book club appearance with ANOTHER wonderful group in Alaska. Those Alaskans are not just avid readers, they're wonderful people!!
Totally enjoyed my second virtual book club appearance with a wonderful group in Alaska. Loving the ability to connect with my readers!
If you're local to Orange County, come check this out ---->
Come see me at the Orange County Writers Book Fair from 11 am - 4 pm at the LAB "anti-mall" in Costa Mesa on Saturday, March 26. More info here:
Sorry it's been a while since posting here. Just wanted to announce that I'll be part of the first Orange County Writers Book Fair from 11 am - 4 pm at the LAB "anti-mall" in Costa Mesa on Saturday, March 26. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!
So lovely to get nice reviews from readers:
"It was an enjoyable read. The realistic story had a good pace and nicely developed characters. I never lost interest."
Thank you so much!
Less than a month until I visit the Orange County chapter of the Romance Writers of America on November 14th, 10 am at the Brea Community Center. The topic will be "Engaging Your Readers -- The Tools and Tricks for Building Your Brand Online." Looking forward to meeting some great writers! Maybe you wanna come check it out!
Another lovely review on Amazon for The French Girl's War! So grateful:
"The book is really good and would highly recommend if you enjoy reading historical fiction and WW2 European Theater. I think it would be appropriate for young adults to read so they can see how it was like for a coming-of-age girl to live in those times. I will definitely read more books from this author."
Today, I received a beautiful and humbling 5-star review of The French Girl's War:
"I thoroughly enjoyed this story of Sophie and her tale to womanhood and hope. The dialogue was thoughtful and genuine, as poor dialogue seems to sometimes turn me off from a good story. I read this book very quickly and had a hard time putting it down most nights. I enjoyed the descriptive writing and details put into the characters. Overall, a wonderful read!"
Over 1,200 readers entered to win a signed copy of The French Girl's War, plus a limited edition bookmark. Five just won! Books are packaged and on their way.
Goodreads contest is underway! 5 winners will get a signed copy of The French Girl's War, plus a limited edition bookmark.
Had a great time with the Orange County Sons of the American Revolution today! Check out the pictures here.
In honor of the 126th anniversary Eiffel Tower's public opening and to celebrate the first year since my novel's publication, I'm giving away the first chapter of The French Girl's War!
Yup. Giving it away. Totally free.
Whether you're reading it for the first time or visiting old friends, it's free to you! Download it out by clicking HERE.
Spent most of the day updating my presentation content for Louella Nelson's Intermediate Novel Writing Class, scheduled for 4/16. I look forward to presenting to her writers about Engaging Your Audience Online. Should be fun!
It's official. I'll be speaking to the Orange County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution about researching historical fiction. And, yes, they do know that my book, The French Girl's War is not about the American Revolution!
Spent part of the day at the optometrist and then another part ordering my new glasses. Rule #1 of writing—gotta be able to read!
Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year of surprises. My goal is to complete Jingle Boys this year (and hopefully publish it by the Fall). Cross your fingers. This could happen, people!
Hey, readers & writers! Two online articles in one week. WHEW! The local online literary magazine Lit Central OC has featured my latest article on researching historical fiction. If you're a reader and want the inside scoop or you're a writer looking for some advice or inspiration, feel free to check this out:
http://litcentraloc.com/researching-historical-fiction-advice-time-traveling-writer/ or you can download it from the Downloads link on this website!
The writer's promotion site, "Selling Books" has just posted an interview with me about writing The French Girl's War. You can check it out here: http://www.sellingbooks.com/herb-williams-dalgart-the-french-girls-war/
Exciting news, people! My novel, The French Girl's War has been selected for circulation at the Newport Beach Public Library! Woo-hoo!
Looking forward to participating through FaceTime in my first virtual book club appearance to discuss The French Girl's War!
The July-August Goodreads contest is complete with ten readers winning a signed copy of The French Girl's War, plus a limited edition bookmark. Two winners are from Canada! Congratulations!
8/21 - 8/24/2014
Spent some time in Brooklyn, researching my new novel, Jingle Boys. There's nothing better than living, breathing, eating, smelling, hearing, seeing, and fully experiencing the locations you feature in your work! Check out pictures on my site by clicking on NEWS and Pictures or click here: http://www.herbthewriter.com/#!pictures/cyhr
Check here regularly to find out more about personal appearances, book signings, or general comings and goings!