Monday, August 19, 2019

Hot Crime Signing

We had a great day at the Hot Crimes in the Summertime big author signing at the New England Mobile Book Fair.
Despite it being a wicked hot August afternoon, we had a good crowd of book buyers! All the authors were selling. Guess everyone still needs beach reads.


Alex (from work) was one of the first ones in. But while he was buying other books, someone bought my last copy of Shadow of the Wendigo, so he has to wait for his...


Steve and Robin, power book buyers and great supporters of the bookstore!


BJ Magnani, doctor and authoress




And with her publisher, Eddie Vincent of Encircle Publications


 
Great crowd for a hot afternoon





Mo Walsh, our local chapter president of the Mystery Writers of America (our sponsors), who arranged the event for us. A big thank you from all of us!


Me getting my advance signed copy of Murder at First Pitch, Nicole Asselin's debut novel!
Two years ago, Nicole took my class (and copious notes) when I taught mystery writing at the Cape Cod Writer's Conference. Guess I imparted some kind of useful advice!


And I managed to get a shot where everyone looks stoned.


My newest (and youngest) fan, Ori, who decided to go for the scariest story.
Photo courtesy of his dad


Now here's trouble! BJ with superstars Hank Phillippi Ryan and Linda Barnes, who came by to show their support, though they weren't signing, and Elizabeth Elo.


And yet more trouble
L to R: JM Taylor, JJ Shelley, Nicole, and Judy Copek




Author David Shiang, who wasn't part of the event, but who came by anyway.




More troublemakers...


Every year, Hans Copek creates posters with cover images of the recent books by local members of the Mystery Writers of America, and also does it for the local Sisters in Crime chapter.
 
 So of course we made the authors come up and point to their book, but first we had to have a group shot with Tom Lyons (center, seated), the store owner, who's a terrific supporter of our local mystery community.




And the chapter supplied refreshments, to further entice shoppers. Thanks to all for a great day!


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