Independent American Party patriarch Christopher Hansen, dressed in an American flag shirt, working up a sweat talking about the Communist Manifesto and silver coins. Personal injury attorney Richard Harris telling me about his Ticket Busters business. PRmeister and b-baller George McCabe showing up with his little boy Casey.
Yes, my book signing Aug. 11 at Barnes & Noble had some highlights. There were also lowlights.
Some half-blind woman, mistaking me for a B&N employee, asking me where she could find the calendars. Ten-minute stretches of no one dropping by the table. Rereading my book for the millionth time. (Nice pictures, Danny!)
Indeed, four hours may be a bit long for a book signing. Another lesson learned.
Note to authors: If you want to do a book signing, you should contact Community Relations Manager Tracy Shouse at the West Charleston Barnes & Noble. She’s remarkably professional. Promotional posters and newsletters, great table placement and presentation, attentiveness to the author – Tracy does it all.
The slow moments on Saturday weren’t her or the bookstore’s fault.
Finally, congrats to cop-poet Harry Fagel. He showed up Saturday, flashing a new sergeant’s badge.
Now if we can just get him to run for sheriff.