Once again, my brother Bill came with me and helped by keeping the book stack refreshed, visitiing with those waiting their turn, and doing whatever needed doing. He also took several photos (once I remembered to unpack the camera late in the event). Unfortunately, something is amiss with my camera since most pictures taken at both Thursdays high school graduation and today's book signing looked more like abstract art than photos (witness the example in this blog's photo). I think I have something set wrong on the camera since the photos are coming out mostly bad regardless of who is taking them. Anyway, the few that can be recognized as people are posted in the Photos tab. Click Here to see them.
I was pleased to meet Ken Ziegler, and have a chance to talk some about the work of publishing and developing a market for new books. Hearing from a more experienced author is alway helpful.
I was honored to have historian and author Paul Machula pick up a copy of my book and let me sign it; and I was overjoyed that he offered to share some rare and significant files of Gila County author Slim Ellison with me for use in my ranch history book. It was good to see Paul looking so well and to hear about his recent retirement from Globe Schools; hopefully he will be able to devote more time his own research and writing. Congratulations to Paul for his long and excellent career in education.
It was a wonderful day for me; thanks to all that attended, and to Marlene for hosting me in her wonderful bookshop.