My first public reading. Lit Crawl 2016

d00a8360It was one of the most anticipated literary nights of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area and I’m honored I was asked to be a part of it, along with five other authors from the Silicon Valley Chapter of Romance Writers of America. 🙂

Lit Crawl attracts close to 10,000 people, and is the world’s largest such event. I had a chance to read an excerpt from my fourth romantic comedy Mr. Crotchety. People braved the stormy weather and the almost-impossible-to-find parking spots to come out and enjoy this amazing event. It was such a great experience and my first time reading in public!

I have two more readings this year and I’m looking forward to those as well. More details coming soon. 🙂

My first chat with a book club!

That was so much fun! The Buffalo Book Club invited me to join them via Skype video to discuss my romantic comedy, Five Minutes Late. Nancy, Kellie, Karen and Marty read the book before we met and then we chatted for over ninety minutes about the story, my life as an author, my writing habits, and so much more. I even had a glass of wine so we could toast a few times! What a blast and what a wonderful bunch of ladies. 🙂
Book club, author, Rich Amooi, romantic comediesThe Buffalo Book Club (located in Buffalo, Minnesota) was founded almost 10 years ago at a local bookstore, The Book Break. They have up to twelve participants in the summer but half of their members go south in the winter for the warm weather! They meet every month and I was their first out-of-state author to join them via Skype!

I would love to chat with other book clubs who have read (or who plan on reading) one of my romantic comedies. Send me a message through the contact form so we can connect and work out the logistics. 🙂

My first speaking engagement

I was absolutely thrilled when the San Jose Public Library Foundation invited me to their inaugural “Meet the Author” Event.  The moderator—SJPLF Executive Director Mary McLane—asked me a variety of questions about my writing habits and publishing my debut novel. After she finished, she invited the fifty guests to participate in for a Q & A Session, which was a lot of fun.

This was my first public appearance as an author. It was a very special evening for me and something I’ll always remember. 🙂