The Launch and First Signing

Anatomy of a Trial is officially launched. University of Missouri Press released the book last week, sent review copies to a couple dozen reviewers, news releases to a few dozen publications and news outlets, and its fall catalog featuring the book to a few thousand universities and colleges.


Today I had my first signing. Ida and Tom Spack graciously offered to host an event at their place, Ida’s Café, on 10th Avenue in South Milwaukee.


About 25 people turned out. Some were neighbors, a few were local business people, some were friends, two were members of my children’s book writers critique group, some were acquaintances of the Spacks and one or two had seen signs posted around town.


Among those who showed up were Kim Hall and her three children, Joey, 13, Maria, 10, and Gabriella, 7. Joey he didn’t think he had enough money to buy the book, but his mom did, so he said he would read her copy. Maria brought me a copy of her book, Alexander Rishoft, consisting of three chapters, which, at my request, she signed for me! Kim has enrolled Maria in a writing class at the Redbird Studio in nearby Bay View and I must say I am impressed! If this book is any indication, this young lady is very talented and has the potential of a very promising career.


So the signing went well. I talked a little about my background and how I came to write the book, read a couple of excerpts, answered questions, then, as I signed books, Ida brought out a large tray laden with fresh-baked pastries and cookies. What a treat!


Next Saturday, I move on to the Mukwonago Community Library=s >Midnight Magic= celebration B although the signing I and several of my fellow authors will be doing is scheduled for the afternoon.


Hopefully I=ll have mastered the art of posting photographs by then.


I’m starting small and building toward my first major tour, which is scheduled for Los Angeles after the first of the year.

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