Author Setup: Raleigh Makers Market

The Raleigh Makers Market is a monthly handmade market that celebrates the local makers, creators and musicians in our area. I was beyond thrilled when they invited me to be a part of their October market.

The market is held in the Raleigh Beer Garden event field and it couldn’t be a more perfect space. There are picnic tables, games, and easy access to food and beverages. I was (literally) in Heaven.


I setup my booth (well, if you want to call it that. I’m not fancy enough to have a tent yet) by the games, strategic right? Where the kids would be toying around. I had many books and the bookmark table, which is always a hit with the kids.

I was surrounded by so many talented people, I was in awe and inspired by their expertise. I saw leather jewelry, paintings, tassel earrings, wood art and even dogs for adoption. In a way, I didn’t feel up to snuff to be in the midst of these hard-workers.

But, you know what, I was up to snuff and I admitted to myself that I MADE IT, I have a product that I created and I am proud to stand behind it!

I met a lot of proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles at the event. I am always impressed with their love for local authors and giving the gift of reading to their little ones. I also came across a few aspiring writers and can find myself lost in conversation with them for quite some time. Because, although I’ve made it, I am still an aspiring writer. I am struggling to get my third book down on paper, I am struggling to make sense of it, I am an aspiring writer. I love relating to people on so many levels.

I will be back at this Market, I can promise you that!



Published by Jacqueline Leigh Boeheim

Jacqueline Leigh is a children's author based in Georgia. She spent many years working alongside advertising executives, producing inspirational and ground break print, web and television ads. Jacqueline later put her focus on journalism, doing what she loves, writing stories for the general public. She has been published in multiple print and digital publications. She’s interviewed big-name bands and small-town businesses, both contributing to her understanding and joy of writing. Jacqueline has now taken her experiences and focused on becoming a children’s author, a lifetime dream.

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