The pleasures of a signing

  • Hi everyone,

    Yesterday at my Barnes & Noble signing:

    My thanks to Kathy McQueen for introducing me to her grandson. It was a highlight of the event.

    Writers Hall of Fame was having a Book Fair at the store, meaning that a percent of all purchases accompanied with a free coupon went to the organization for future writing scholarships to budding young writers.

    To do my part I signed copies of the three recent titles: 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS, A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, and CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.

    As always, my thanks to Renee Hunt, Jim Troye, and everyone at Barnes & Noble for making my stay so enjoyable.

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  • Onward and upward!

    Hi everyone,

    I’m getting so I look forward to the extra hours of sleep on Saturday. I was such a slug-a-bed today that I was running late getting to my signing at Barnes & Noble. Stayed late to make up for it. My thanks to Renee Hunt, community relations manager at B&N, for her generous spirit and patience. We raised a little money today for the Writers Hall of Fame book fair. I was happy to do my small part.

    Sorry about the pillow scene. It was the best I could do to buy a little time. (:>

    If you’re having good weather today wherever you are, happy raking and mowing and spraying and weeding and patio furniture moving and sneezing. Tiz the season at last!!

    Book signing

    Hi everyone,
    David from 417 Magazine
    This Saturday I’ll sign books at Barnes & Noble in Springfield from 1:00 to 3:00. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll drop by to cheer me. There are few places lonelier than sitting behind a table of your books, smiling like a beggar at anyone who is kind enough to nod as they pass by. 61wO366ugqL__AA160_
    But I am an upbeat person. I always take two pens with me. You know. Just in case.

    Reading Roundup Book Fair

    Hi everyone,

    For those of you close enough to attend, Reading Roundup is holding a book fair at Springfield’s Barnes & Noble, at the corner of Battlefield and Glenstone, on Saturday, August 23. Here’s the program.

    Saturday, August 23rd
    Barnes & Noble-Springfield, MO

    11 am-Cookie, Mouse & Hometown Hero storytime
    11:30 am-Noon-Byron Biggers Band
    Noon-1 pm-Louie, from the Springfield Cardinals.
    1 pm-3 pm-Author Linda Barboa will be signing: Stars in Her Eyes.
    3 pm-5 pm-Author Steven Law will be signing Sonora.

    Stop by the Café and order the “Book Worm”
    Vanilla Bean crème based Frappuccino with special toppings.

    This will be our second book fair of this year for Reading Roundup and we’re hoping for a good turnout of people who will shop at the store that day to support us. A percent of store sales on that day through August 28 will be donated to Reading Roundup and all the money we receive goes to fund grants requested by librarians in Springfield Public Schools to meet special needs of their students. FOR YOUR PURCHASES TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST TELL THE CHASHIER THAT YOU WANT TO SUPPORT READING ROUNDUP!! THIS APPLIES TO THE SNACK BAR TOO.

    Bring your young Springfield Cardinals fans to the store on the 23rd to meet the team mascot Louie. Buy books by authors Linda Barboa and Steven Law so they can sign them for you. Listen to musical renditions of poems by Byron Biggers Band, which consists of Chris Craig, Gale Clithero, and me. Here are two links to our last performance at Barnes & Noble. Thanks to SPS Foundation Director Jana Bachus for recording and posting us on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htl10ZXyM8g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG8SxShyjrY

    And by all means treat yourself to a Book Worm drink at the snack bar. It’s wonderful. I think I had two last time and bought one for someone else.

    Please come if you can and tell others about the event. We’re working pretty hard to earn the funding!