I realize Hoosiers don’t pay as much attention to book signing season as they do to high school football (and who blames them? Signings don’t have cheerleaders.) Still, I’ve got some upcoming dates to let you know about:
Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. (Wed): Emily and I will be at the Kendallville Public Library, which happens to be in Kendallville, at 221 S. Park Avenue. I’ll give a short talk about history, and writing, and stuff. Afterward, if you want more sensible conversation, Emily will also be available to answer questions. I’m talking professional questions, not “what did you ever see in him?” questions.
There will be books. Well, obviously there’ll be books—we’ll be in a library. But we’ll have copies of all of our books, too, not to mention you’re welcome to bring books you already have for us to sign. I mean, books we wrote.
The KPL event calendar is here: https://in.evanced.info/kendallville/lib/eventcalendar.asp
Sept. 12, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (Sat): We’ll make the trip to just south of Ligonier for the annual Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival, which does indeed take place … well, you know. Stone’s Trace is rich in history and is mentioned more than once in our newest book, Images of America: Albion and Noble County. Located near the junction of US 33 and Indiana SR 5, the Pioneer Festival goes on all weekend.
We’ll be there all day Saturday—initial information was 1-5 p.m., but that was my fault for thinking too small. I understand that on Sunday, September 13th, Margaret Hobson will be there with her books, The Iron Men of Indiana 44th Regiment.
Now, we’ll have all of our books available there, but the non-historical ones will be low profile, as the Pioneer Festival concentrates on immersing visitors in the historical experience. This is also a good chance to pick up a copy of Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So with the Albion Fire Department.
Learn all about the Stone’s Trace Historical Society here: http://www.stonestrace.com/
October 10th, 10 a.m.—2 p.m. (Sat): Six authors will gather for two book signings: The first starts at 10 a.m. at Joanna’s Dealicious Treats, 201 S. Main Street in Kendallville.
(They have great cookies … but never mind that, I’m anxious to try the moosetracks ice cream.)
Really, can you get a better place than a book store/coffee shop/restaurant? I think not. And they’ve got those cool rolling ladders to use when searching for books, so it’s worth stopping in to see your local authors … even if we talk with our mouths full.
More info on the other authors later (one is Emily and another is my fellow Kendallville Mall writer, Rita Robbins), but for now here’s the Facebook page:
October 10th, 3 p.m.—7 p.m.: Emily and I haven’t confirmed for this one yet due to scheduling stuff, but as of this writing the other authors plan to head from Joanna’s over to the Cupbearer Café, at 138 E. 7th Street in Auburn. Imagine how caffeinated everyone will be by the end of that day! More importantly, the Cupbearer also is an ice cream parlor, so maybe I’ll take that night off work and loosen my belt.
We haven’t visited yet ourselves, but from the photos the place looks inviting and comfortable. Their website is here:
More info to come … and more signings? Remember, if you pick up one of our books elsewhere, you can drop by any time to have it signed. Whether it adds or subtracts from the book’s value is the chance you take.