I’ll be signing my books at the Library in Ironton, OH, on Saturday, August 4th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. If you own any of my books and want them personally inscribed by me, bring them to this event. If you don’t already own any, I’ll have them available for sale, too. Hope to see you there!
I had a book signing this Saturday at Consigned Books in Ironton. A reporter and photographer showed up while I was there and stayed for quite some time listening in on my conversations with people getting their books signed. This article is the result of their stay in the bookshop. It’s pretty accurate except for the statement that I’m from New York. I lived in New Jersey, about 1-1/2 hours outside of New York City before I moved to West Virginia, which no doubt is what was behind their confusion.
An excerpt from the crime novel I’m currently working on, “HPD”, won second place in a contest at this year’s West Virginia Writers Conference. I hope to have this novel wrapped up and released by the end of this year.
I’ll be at Consigned Books in Ironton, OH on Saturday, June 16 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. At 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM I’ll be reading from my novels, including a selection from the novel I’m currently writing, “HPD”. The rest of the time I’ll be available for chatting and signing books. I hope you’ll be able to attend this event.
Consigned Books is a wonderful bookstore with a huge inventory of new and used books. Cindy Black, the owner, is very friendly and charming. A visit to her bookstore is always a pleasure for any book lover.
On May 19, I attended the Tri-State Authors Book Fair held in the Center Court of Huntington Mall, Barboursville, WV. About 15 other authors from our region also attended. I shared my table with a friend who is a children’s book author, Suzanne Alexander.
Suzanne and I had a great time. Ruby Tuesdays provided all of the authors with a wonderful free lunch, including dessert. Captain McFinn was there for the kids and we had the typical Saturday mall crowds swirling all around us.
I had the opportunity to meet local authors who were new to me, talk with readers of my books, and to sell and sign my books to new readers. As with all book signing events I attend, it was great fun.
Posters for the event were all over the mall.
Authors scrambling to set up their tables before the event.
My setup at the Book Fair.
My table partner, Suzanne.
Captain McFinn, a friendly shark of few words.
Today I received an award from Hospice of Huntington for my services as a Patient Volunteer. I was shocked, but very grateful, to receive it. In the picture below you can’t really see the beautiful little glass angel statuette that I received in addition to the certificate, as it’s mostly hidden inside my big hand!
One of the reasons given for my award is that I wrote a story about being present during the death of one of my Hospice patients. That story is now being used as part of the training material for new Patient Volunteers. It’s very gratifying to see a piece of my writing being put to such good use.
On Saturday, May 19th I’ll be selling and signing all of my books at the Center Court of the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, WV during the Tir-State Authors Book Fair. There will be lots of other local authors at this event, along with family activities like face painting and costumed characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog. Hope to see you there!