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!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sherman's Book Signing

Had a great Saturday in Portland, Maine, first going to my book signing at Sherman's Bookstore on Exchange Street, down in the Old Port section.

They were ready for me, with a fun sign. Didn't know I was beguiling!

Got all set up and ready to make new fans.

It's a great bookstore, with so much to choose from.

And a friendly staff

Sold some books, said hi to my friends Rhonda and Clay, who dropped by for support, and enjoyed greeting people who came to browse.

Then it was across town to Letterpress Books, to drop off more copies, since they're selling well there. Sold another on the spot!

And a lovely lunch on the water at DeMillo's. Superb dining with terrific views! Make it a stop when you're up that way.