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This weekend I did several book signings and sold enough to make it worthwhile even though it was tiring. The Borders store at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta was super nice, prepared and supportive. They treated me like I was a Pulitzer Prize winner. It was the kind of atmosphere where it would be great to return to when we make it big with Micah's Child or other works. When I do a signing, the reaction of people I engage varies greatly. Some look at you like "you're not famous, don't talk to me" and others act like they are thrilled you asked them to take a ten dollar bill. Thank goodness for the nice folks because the others make me wonder why I am out there trying to get readers to give Diane and I a chance. I truly believe that our novel is written well enough and inspirational enough to do well if we could just it in the hands of readers around the nation. The picture is at one event in which I ran into a mom of a kid I coached 12 years ago, well before I entertained the thought of writing. It was great to catch up and learn that I had a positive influence on the young man's life. So, with the few things that bugged me on the day, the positives more than make up for them.
This past weekend, me and George, a writer buddy of mine went to the Atlanta history center to hear Gene Hackman talk about his latest book. It's a co-authored book about Andersonville and I got one for my dad for Father's Day. After the two authors spoke in front of the packed, about 600 people, crowd, they offered to answer questions. Well, Gene Hackman is one of my favorite actors and he was Popeye Doyle in The French Connection. In the movie, there is a scene where the cop(Doyle) hassles a lowlife on the street. He asks him, "Have you ever picked your toes in Poughkeepsie?" That's where the state pen is. So, after I asked my little question about writing, I said, I just have to ask this of Popeye Doyle and I let fly with my question. He got it but some didnt and they looked at me with a quizzed face. Anyway, it was major cool and I asked him afterwards if he wanted to read the script for Four Lions but he declined. He said that he hadn't been in Hollywood for over 4 years and he had no plans to go back, and that he wouldnt even know who to contact. It was a great night nonetheless. And we ate at Buckhead Diner afterwards which was cool even though our waiter was a bit of a smartass. Good food despite that.
Hey, just a quick note to say that I will be in Charlotte at the Borders on Rea Rd this Saturday, March 15, from 12-3PM. Stop by and say hello. Hope your writing is going well and if not, write anyway.
Went Civil War digging today in downtown Atlanta but all I found of note was a 1952 Franklin half dollar. It looked great coming out of the ground all silver and shiny. We also filmed today's event and should put it up on YouTube soon.
Hey, I will be at the John's Creek Borders on Feb. 23 from 12-3PM, signing Micah's Child. Drop by if you can. Also, if you know any book clubs who need a speaker, Diane and I would love to chat with them. Thanks and we hope something happens with the Fat Boy book this spring. Or one of the movies.
Hey, I did a few signings in December. They went well and I really enjoyed chatting with folks who came by to get their copy of Micah's Child. The second picture is in Griffin, GA, at the Next Chapter bookstore. It is owned by former teachers and everyone there is so supportive. The ladies who own the store are very nice and they have a great location, downtown on the main street through town. Stop by if you are in the area. The first shot is in John's Creek Borders; I am signing a book for Daniella, one of my students.
Just wanted to say tnanks to the people who bought books at the signing on Saturday. It was a pretty busy day and hopefully some book clubs will be interested in reading the book. Even the customers who didnt buy a copy were very nice and readily took a bookmark or postcard. I promise to have some pictures from this weekend's event. Happy reading!
Diane was the featured guest on Radio Sandy Springs, a local station here in Atlanta. She talked about our books, mostly Micah's Child, and the screenplays we've written. Diane did a great job and read very melodiusly from our novel. She must have done a good job because within minutes of the show, a listener contacted us about speaking to their book club. The host is Carole Madan and her show is Momma Nature. It is a woman-only show so I got to sit and watch them talk. Other than that, we will be in Niles, Ohio, and Morgantown, West Virginia, this weekend.
Hey, just a quick note to let you know where Diane and I will be in the near future. Saturday, June 23, at Yawn's Books in Canton, Georgia, from 2-4PM. Saturday, June 30, we will be on AM720 radio at 10:25AM, and then at the Waldenbooks in Columbus from 2-5PM. July 6 at the Morgantown, PA, Barnes and Noble from 5-7PM. July 7 at Borders in Niles, OH, 2-5PM. In Pittsburgh, Borders Express, July 8, 2-4PM. Come by if any of these are nearby for you. Meanwhile, we are still working on screenplays. And I am getting my kitchen redone. And thanks to our PR guy in Pennsylvania, Chris Rishack. Contact us for a book club talk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane was in town and we had several events this past weekend. We signed books at two Borders stores and an independent bookstore in Dunwoody, Smythe's books. All the events were enjoyable and we sold about 20 books, all but two to total strangers. We sold to many women that could help spread the word about our novel. Hopefully, some book clubs will get interested. They are always fun anyway. We had a great time and met some fascinating folks. Even though we have signed before, it is still a rush to know that someone is reading our words. Our other projects are moving forward and we should hear something soon from them. We will let everyone know.