A New Idea and Opportunities

I recently attended a home concert that was a lot of fun and featured some amazing performers. It was an intimate social event and helped the performers earn some money doing what they love. I’m planning to create one or more events based on a similar model where perhaps 15-20 writers, musicians, and singers, of a wide variety of genres get together to have a New Book and CD Release/Meet the Authors and Performing Artists/Book Signing/Holiday Gift Show or event in the San Francisco Bay Area probably early in November. (I realize I’ll have to come up with a shorter name!)

I request your help:

I’d love for one or more people in the Bay Area to host such an event at their home. The authors and performers (or I) would arrange for light refreshments and possibly drinks. The host(s) would receive some free autographed books and/or and CD’s, the undying gratitude of participating authors and musicians, and the opportunity to meet additional amazing people.

Your suggestions of other free or inexpensive Bay Area venues, and any contacts or connections you have with and for same.

Your suggestions of Bay Area authors and musicians who you know or could connect me with.

Please also let me know if you’d be interested in helping to create, market, advertise, and/or set up the event on a pro bono basis.

I ask your help partly because I need to exercise my request muscle and largely because I need your help. I’m on schedule to release six more books in the next three months, bringing my total to 20, and I’m looking for more and better ways of getting them into the hands of potential readers.

Thank you!

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to A New Idea and Opportunities

  1. billgncs says:

    what a nice grass-roots way to network too!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Bill. It is an experiment that will add to the adventure of my life. I have no idea as to whether it will work, but I know it will be worth the work because I’ll learn and grow from the experience. I also plan to be conscious as to ways I can have fun every step of the way.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Good luck with this new venture of yours 🙂

  3. Wow…this is a super cool idea….I’ll put my thinking cap on….

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