Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Book Signing Road Trip
Over the weekend, I traveled to Kentucky for three book signings and had a wonderful time at each stop. On Friday, March 28, I was at the Main Post Exchange at Fort Knox, KY. That’s where I met and married my hubby years ago, and going back was especially meaningful as my son and daughter-in-law are stationed there now.
PX Manager Steve Art and his assistant manager, Jeanne Young, made me feel so welcome. They arranged a lovely signing area with flowers and three posters about my latest release, MIA: MISSING IN ATLANTA. Jeanne had my name on a huge sign outside the store, and I was thrilled! Thanks to everyone at the PX for making the day so wonderful.
On Saturday, I signed at The Book Store, in Radcliff, KY. Bookseller Debbie Meredith did everything to make me feel right at home with a beautiful table, refreshments, balloons, my book featured on the display outside the store and even a present when the day was over. I was joined by two other authors, and we were pampered the entire time. Thanks, Debbie! It was great seeing you again. Jerry Brown is the storeowner, and he’s a super guy who carries a large romance section in his store. Anyone in the Northern Kentucky/Southern Illinois area needs to stop by the The Book Store. You’ll enjoy meeting the great folks there.
Some of you may have heard me mention that I wrote MIA when my son was deployed to Iraq for the second time with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The book is dedicated to the 101st and to all our brave men and women in uniform. Since we were so close, my hubby and I drove to Fort Campbell on Sunday and had a signing on Monday at the Campbell Exchange. Mae Padgett, Sales and Merchandise Manager, greeted me with Bluegrass charm along with store manager Beth Goodman. Once again, I was given the royal treatment with a beautiful signing area. Thanks, Mae, for making it perfect in every way.
The 101st is currently deployed to Iraq, and I met so many wonderful Army wives who are holding down the home front while their soldier heroes are making the world a better place. Tammy was a sweet lady who stopped by my table and bought a copy of MIA. While I was autographing her book, Tammy’s cell rang. “Hi, honey,” she said, her voice filled with emotion. I immediately knew her hubby was calling from Iraq, and it brought back so many memories of phone calls I received when my son was deployed. Once again, I was touched by the dedication and commitment of our military and their families. As always, they are in my prayers. May God bless them, protect them from harm and bring them home safe and sound!
Wishing you abundant blessings,