Sunday, December 2, 2012

Barnes & Noble Book Gig: Monday, December 10th

Weird how things come full circle.

I taught in Henrico County Schools for many years here in Richmond, Virginia and just recently I saw where one of the local high schools was looking for local authors to do a Barnes and Noble Book signing to help raise money for their choir and band (and library, I think). Bam. I contacted the librarian at Douglas Freeman High School and she has put me in with the book klatch that evening.

So, mark your calendars for Monday, December 10th from 6-8 p.m. at the Libbie Barnes and Noble at the shops at Libbie Place. I will be there signing my latest book, The Mystic Market, and also the book the librarian will place in their school library, Piper's Someday.

I am elated to be back at this venue. Even weirder was when the librarian (who will remain anonymous) told me they could not pay me for this public appearance. Pay me to sign books and chinwag with the holiday revelers? Wow! I'm just glad I got invited to join in.

About five miles from this high school, I taught at J.R. Tucker High School for seven years and then at G.H. Moody Middle School for three years. During those days I will be honest with you, I was dreaming of that book signing at Barnes and Noble. I was dreaming of getting a book published someday.

On Monday, December 10th, I will partake in my fourth Barnes and Noble book signing. This note here tells me that through persistence, determination, hard-work and a lot of dreaming that, while my bank account may not have the seven digits (yet) my soul is rich with altruism and wonder.

'Tis the Season!

Hope to see you there.

Here's a pic of my Vera's Still Point signing...