Easy as 1-2-3

Hi everyone,

Yesterday at Sundog Books was pleasant. How could it be otherwise with all those spring breakers promenading up and down the walk in front of the store as well as in and out of it. Several of them stopped to ask about my books stacked on the table and one bought and had me sign a copy to him and his girlfriend. (Way to go, Diego!)

After the 2-hour signing, it was time to go home and relax with a book by JARED CARTER, one of the best poets I’ve ever read. It was recommended to me by TED KOOSER, former U.S. Poet Laureate and editor of the book.

In the end, though, not even Carter’s magnificent poems could ward off Step 3.

It was a good day.

Signing today, Wednesday, at Sundog

Hi everyone,

This morning from 11:00 until 12:30 or 1:00, you’ll find me on the famed front porch of SUNDOG BOOKS in Seaside Florida. A few weeks ago Sundog was named by SOUTHERN LIVING as the best independent book store in the entire state of Florida. It’s just a great place to sit, watch people strolling by, and welcome those who climb the steps to enter the store. Here’s what Southern Living has to say about the place.

With a prime location in the heart of Seaside—a picturesque, walkable beach town northwest of Panama City Beach—Sundog Books was founded alongside the town in the mid-1980s by owners Bob and Linda White, who originally opened the shop in a tiny plywood shack with a tin roof and sand-covered floor. Today, it’s grown into a thriving 1,800-square-foot shop with a strong independent streak, drawing repeat customers for its classics, new releases, thoughtful gifts, and star employee: the White’s playful cattle dog, Glover. Music fans won’t want to miss the funky record shop directly upstairs (Central Square Records) for vintage vinyl and scholarly t-shirts.

All signings take place on the porch. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve occupied one of their stools and high-top tables. I love LANEY and the rest of the staff. Come see me if you’re in the neighborhood. I’ll be waiting on the porch. Thanks to JEFF for being my photographer on occasions when he’s with us. This picture was taken in 2019, soon after AND THE BULLFROGS SING came out.

I believe today I’ll be signing mostly THE DIRT BOOKK, plus whatever other titles are in stock. Should be fun.

New book signing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday SANDY and I ate at Great Southern restaurant in Seaside, four miles from our place. Later we walked next door to Sundog Books, the famous store in the area. I nearly always sign sometime when we’re here.

I met with my old friend LANEY BLANCHARD and we agreed on Wednesday, March 8, at 11;00 a.m. CT. Visiting authors are seated on the front porch and sign for people who make their purchases inside. I look forward to adding another good experience at Sundog. The pictures are some taken from past signings.

New signing set

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend. We kept things nice and easy.

On Saturday we bought fresh tomatoes and corn at the farmers’ market in Seaside and while we were there I walked into Sundog Books and we made a date for me to sign books on July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon-ish. I’m very happy about that. I’ve signed many times at Sundog and always look forward to seeing LANEY and other friends there. Here are a few pictures from signings past.

Come see me on the 14th if you are in the area. I’ll probably be signing THE DIRT BOOK plus other titles they have on hand.