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When Only a Few People Show Up
By John DeDakis
Last edited: Friday, February 22, 2008
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008



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What if the big crowd you expected doesn't materialize?





John DeDakis event at HSW
The room would have held as many as 25 people, and the number of RSVPs led organizers to expect a sizeable turnout.

But then it began to snow. 

So.... only a few people showed up for my Feb. 20 book talk.  But that's okay.  Instead of a formal lecture, we gathered our chairs into a small semi-circle for a much more intimate conversation. 

I told them the story of how I abandoned my original plan of a career in law and politics in favor of journalism, and how that led to becoming a novelist.  They had plenty of questions about journalism, my mystery/suspense novel FAST TRACK, and the writing life.

One of the people in our small circle, Martin Moulton, brought his video camera, shot a small snippet of my talk, and posted on a web site.  Here's the clip:

 http://ChappleANC.com/public/index.php/2008/02/20/up_close_aamp_personal_with_the_situatio_1 

 EVERYone bought a book -- and one person bought TWO. 

Moral of the story: good things can come from small gatherings.  
   

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Reviewed by john salmon
It's everyones nightmare, what if, but to be successful is great, to be valued is even greater. an inspiring article.

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