Michael W. Davis
What’s the big draw? All the fests I go to are within a two hour drive of my county, and all participants at the event know of the area's history. When I do my pitch I emphasis that Veil of Deception was seeded by a true event and a lot of readers feel attachment to the locality. My point? If you plan to do the show circuit in your area, and you have a story with a backdrop in that region, be sure your pitch includes that paperback by asking, “Do you like stories driven by local true events?” If they respond affirmatively, go for it.