Paranormal Thriller Author Huge Hit at Book Expo America

Paranormal Thriller Author Huge Hit at Book Expo America

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By Sherrie Wilkolaski

It’s true what they say, if you build it and they will come. Jack Heath attended his first Book Expo America event this past Saturday and he was blown away with the response from fans who have read already read the first book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, “Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising” and most raced through book II, “Chain of Souls” with great anticipation of what is to come next in book III. Friend and fellow author, Tom Raffio (“There Are No Do-Overs“) was also in attendance.

Authors Jack Heath and Tom Raffio

Authors Tom Raffio and Jack Heath. Photography ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Jack Heath signing "Salem VI: Rebecca's Rising" for blushing young fan. Photography ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Jack Heath signing “Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising” for blushing young fan. Photography ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

We held a book signing at the Author’s Boutique booth, but decided to be adventurous and take the signing on “the road” and ventured out into the Javitz Center looking for just the right spot to attract attention. We found our mecca. Just past the Book Con entrance on the second floor, we positioned ourselves at a crossroads. I started reaching out to one person at a time asking if they liked paranormal and if they would be interested in a free copy of the book that is on it’s way to the silver screen, come 2015. People stopped in their tracks and before we knew it, we had a line of eager readers clamoring to meet Jack Heath and learn more about the story.

One woman stopped by and was a teacher from Harlem who told us her six and seventh grade classes have been learning about the Salem witch trials and they can’t get enough of it. She gladly took a copy and asked if Jack would come by and speak to her class. She was thrilled to learn he’s a direct descendent of Rebecca Nurse as well as the Putnam’s.

Jack Heath talking with Harlem school teacher. Photography ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Jack Heath talking with Harlem school teacher (right) with Author’s Boutique assistant Carol Clinton (middle). Photography ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Overall a great success. We didn’t realize we had set-up shop next to where actor Cary Elwes was promoting his new book his book “AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” which will be published by Touchstone in October. It was fun to compete with this fans.

Cary Elwes at Book Expo America promoting his new book AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Cary Elwes at Book Expo America promoting his new book AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride ©Sherrie Wilkolaski

Did you attend BEA? Please tell us about your experience below. If you haven’t read “Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising” or “Chain of Souls” please order your copy at Amazon, Barnesandnoble.com or your local bookstore today!

To read the Paranormal Galaxy Magazine version of this article, click on the title Paranormal Thriller Author Takes on Book Expo America

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