First Author Signing
We had my first author signing for A Memory of Grief,
combined with the signing for the Fungi anthology.
Held at A Novel Cafe in Tewksbury, MA, we had a number of writers from the issue: David Daniel, Pierre Comtois, Josh Shapiro, R.J. Zimmerman, and Chris Porter.
We had a steady stream of folks, and Editor Pierre Comtois sold out all the Fungi copies! We were quite busy signing them all.
The other writeup by Editor Pierre Comtois
The following photos are courtesy of Karen Johnson
When the commotion died, we took everyone to the cafe (where the seats were). David Daniel explained to the capacity crowd what it was all about, and introduced all the writers present.
Then I briefly took the stage to read my Fungi story, "Locust Time" for the crowd. After which, David shook his head and said I was "twisted."
Oh, sure, but then a story of his was read, about worms eating people! And I'm twisted?
But Josh Shapiro, who read David's story, did a terrific job of bringing out the horror-- which was worse for being in a food service place!
The audience got to ask a few questions, and we went back to schmoozing.
Great time was had by most.
So many people to thank for making this a wonderful event:
My publishers, Briona Glen, and their support staff, for working their butts off to get my book released in time for the event. Yes, I had my first professional sales as a result, and some lucky folks got to get the first signed (CD) copies!
Corey Starliper and The Tewksbury Patch, for the promo piece
David Daniel, for setting this up
Pierre Comtois, Editor and writer, for getting Fungi together
My dear family, for putting up with me during the tense times of preparation
Good friends to came out for support (and purchase): Mark and Diane, Dan and family, Rebecca and Warren, Valerie
My erstwhile co-workers, Michael, Felix, Tom (and wife) and Ronnie, who not only showed up, but parted with hard-earned dollars for copies of Fungi and A Memory of Grief!
The fellow writers from the Tyngsboro Writer's group, Joe Ross, Mike Johnson, and Karen Johnson.
All the other folk who showed, some of whom were very nice. Wish we could have talked more!
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