Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Smiling Bookworm Faces

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to friends, neighbors and book enthusiasts who came to my book signing at The Bookworm on June 20. Your smiling faces, kind words and gracious support meant a lot to me, as well as to the other authors who had the privilege to meet you.

What I learned during this first signing was to:
  • Bring more books than you think you’ll need. Thankfully, I had extras in my car when those in the store sold out. 
  • Allow time to design bookmarks to give away. In haste, I printed mine with blank backs where I could’ve added something useful…or clever!
  • Think about how you’ll sign your books beforehand. The distraction of the event may make it harder for the right words to come.
  • Add value to your books by sticking “Signed by the Author” labels on the cover. Another author at the signing did that; I wish I had.
  • Send a thank you to your hosts for organizing, advertising and providing a place for the signing. Without them, it would never have happened.
  • Ask someone to take photos for your blog, Website or posterity. Thankfully, a special someone (you know who you are) thought to do so. My smile, below, says it all.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank You to The Bookworm!

Kudos to all independent bookstores, such as The Bookworm here in Omaha. Their promotion of local authors and illustrators is a gift to readers and writers alike.

This Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., I’ll be at The Bookworm at 90th and Center with other local writers of children’s books. We’ll share with you our journeys into authordom and sign the books we’ve written. I hope to see you there!

The desk in the photo below is where I prepared books for book signing, designed a bookmark for attendees and got business cards ready. And in nearby files, new stories patiently await completion. This is the life of a writer.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Visit with Me about Muckabee

In Tiggle Trouble, Muckabee Muckspew decides to use his birthday tiggles to become scary and popular. When he finally thinks he has it all, life takes a turn; he experiences fear, loss, frustration, anger and disappointment. Now what?

As humans, we also think that we know what will make us happy. But, as with this young monster, we sometimes learn that we’re way off track. 

Come to my book signing! 
At The Bookworm in Omaha
On Saturday,  June 20
From 10:00 to 11:00 

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My First Book Signing!

Come to The Bookworm on June 20 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. while I sign copies of Tiggle Trouble during “meet the author” day. It’s located at 2501 South 90th Street in Omaha. I’ll give you a bookmark that’s illustrated and signed by me, just for coming!

In Tiggle Trouble, Monster Muckabee learns about spending (along with peer pressure, attitude-adjustment and problem-solving). Could what Muckabee learns be an early foundation of what’s in the Warren Buffet books at The Bookworm? 

My own financial advisor was so delighted with the spending message in Tiggle Trouble, that she ordered several copies for gifts. Come to The Bookworm where you can do the same, or order online at amazon.com. Your support is appreciated very much!