Speaking engagements are where the real money is made!
And they are what will gain an author attention and publicity.
I try to schedule a variety of appearances, from colleges to clubs to schools. This weekend, in addition to speaking at the Book 'Em Festival, I will also visit a local middle school. I have also accepted invitations to appear at Chesapeak Bay Academy's Book Festival this fall and speak at NCAEOP's annual conference next spring in Greensboro.
I wonder where this road will take me next... ?