I’ll be signing AND THE BULLFROGS SING today at Barnes & Noble from 11:00 – 1:00. Come by if you’re out and about.
I’ll also be signing all the copies that were pre-ordered and pre-paid by parents at David Harrison Elementary and McBride Elementary. They can pick up their copies today and any that remain at the store will be delivered to the schools on Monday.
Have a good weekend. I hope you don’t get stormed on where you live.
The signing went well yesterday at Sundog Books in Seaside. They sold out of A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T and had only four copies left of CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.
One highlight of the signing was meeting Pat Nesbitt from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who enjoys my blog and was kind enough to buy several books for family and friends. I also met two couples from Springfield so we enjoyed our visit.
My thanks to the folks at Sundog Books for hosting me. That is one busy store!
Yesterday afternoon I spent a wonderful hour visiting with Mrs. Hill’s communication arts class at my alma mater, Jarrett Middle School, in Springfield, Missouri. What fun to return after so many years to meet some students and answer questions. I had the honor of being interviewed by the class. The kids will now write articles about the experience and a winner will be chosen to be published in the school paper. You can imagine how flattered I felt to be selected as an alum to write about. Thanks to all!
I’m happy to report that the missing muse showed up yesterday and that first elusive poem fairly jumped onto the page early on. I tweaked it later (after coming home) and am pleased with it. Now I’m set to get this book going.
Busy day today. At 10:00 I’ll do a story hour and sign books as part of a fund raiser for Springfield’s Civic Symphony. This will be another nostalgic event for me. Back in the day I played principal trombone in the Symphony and have a picture on my wall of the orchestra in 1957. I sure had more hair then!
After that I’ll attend the Springfield’s Writers’ Guild to share lunch while listening to Kim Piddington talk about agents. When she’s done, it will be my turn at 1:00 to speak. My title is, “In It for the Long Haul, from Then to Now, a Writer’s Fifty-Five Year Journey.” http://springfieldwritersguild.org
So yesterday and today will make a nice closing to the week, and I even got a poem out of it.