The Real Mackay

Author Events

I recently (well, this past weekend actually) did an author event at The Real Mackay in Blairgowrie, Gauteng. Each author had a chance to talk about themselves and their books and to answer questions from the audience.

It was fascinating hearing about what drives these authors and how their books come into being. I wanted to showcase them to you so that you can go and check them out and see what they’re all about and show you how the event looked.

(You can click on their names to go and find them)

Evadeen Brickwood which I have interviewed on my blog before is on the left and S.T. Hendricks is on the right.
Evadeen tells us a bit about herself and how it relates to her books.
Richard Edwards on the left and John West (Wordsmith) on the right.
Richard talks about his puzzle book and how they came about.
Zaid Ismail with his two self-help books.
Zaid gives us some insight into how his book came about and what he’s passionate about.
Shani Krebs wasn’t sitting at his table, but this was his book.
Shani gives us some background on his book.
Prenita Reddi is on the left and Hamilton Wende is on the right.
Prenita tells us about her journey through divorce and how to make it through to the other side.
Hamilton talked to us about his books, how they came about, and on being a journalist in war-torn areas.
Susanna Moolman is on the right.
Susanna told us about her books and how they were books that she would have liked to read when she was going through hard times.
Lois Wagner smiling beautifully with her book and her sister’s book.
Lois was very animated when telling us the story of her life.
Sam Maphalane with his book.
Sam tells us about corruption in the medical aids.
Tracey-Lee Easthorpe’s book. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of her table.
Tracey-Lee tells us about how her book came to be and what she’s passionate about.
Shongi Mangwanda with her current books. (I couldn’t find links for her recent books)
Shongi chatted with us about her books and what she does.
Cynthia Kock with her book. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any links for her)
Cynthia Kock talking to us about her book.
Lisa from Lisa’s Memory Shed with her lovely table of doodle items.
Lisa is busy doing what she does best…doodling!
This is me (Ondeane Lourens…in case you didn’t know, haha) at my table.
A better view of my table with my poetry book, my planner and my desk calendar on it.
The authors chatted with each other.
Our view of the FFF Restaurant.
Our view of the shop they have behind the restaurant in The Real Mackay. Fascinating shop…

It was wonderful getting to know the other authors and what they stand for. I love it when authors support authors because this can be a lonely business.

That’s it from me for now…

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