A Class Act

A previous post mentioned my upcoming podcast on The Timeless Family on September 4th. I just received a lovely thank you note from them with a confirmation of the broadcast date. What a class act. Thanks to Charles and Ryan. Don’t forget to tune in….. https://www.thetimelessfamily.com/23

Tick tock tick tock…

Time is ticking away for you to enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win a signed hardcover copy of Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II. You have until August 14th to enter at the link below. See what the Authorsshow.com judges saw when they awarded the book its recent honor.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/243980

 

Love, Bill

 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Well, I made it to my very first book festival this past weekend! I was one of nine intrepid Phoenix authors to share a booth at this past weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. It supposedly hosts 150,000 book lovers over the two-day event. My plan was to share booth duties as well as get around to other booths to check out potential networking possibilities on Day Two. Good news, I sold 7 books! Bad news, I had a case of food poisoning Saturday night, which left me too drained to make my way around the festival on Sunday. I remained booth-bound. But all in all, I consider the trip to have been a success. I had a great time getting to know my fellow authors better, and the atmosphere was wonderfully upbeat. I had interesting discussions with the visitors to our booth, including other folks interested in writing memoirs, and especially other owners of parents’/grandparents’ love letters. It’s encouraging to know that there are people out there who still revere the actual printed book!

LA Times Book Festival booth

LA Times Book Festival DIsplay

 

Three More Appearances…

Here are the next three appearances where I will either be making a presentation or signing books. Hope to see you there!

Mesa Library’s Author of the Month:

Red Mountain Branch: Presentation and Book Signing

635 N. Power Road, Mesa, AZ

Saturday, February 11, 11:00am -1:00pm

 
Dobson Ranch Branch: Book Signing

2425 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ

Saturday, February 18, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Contact: Stephanie Foster, (480) 644-3253

Presentation and Book Signing:

Congregation Beth Israel

10460 North 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, February 12, 2:00pm

Contact: Dr. Ben Harris, fenixjoints@cox.net

Signing books

 

Book Signing

I will be signing books this Saturday, February 4th, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Main Branch of Mesa Public Library. Hope to see you there!

(64 East 1st Street, Mesa, AZ)

Signing books

 

Outstanding Service Award

As I have been traveling around the Phoenix area to make presentations about Love, Bill, I am learning that there is much more to my journey than just selling books. In a week, I will have spoken to three Jewish War Veterans Groups. I never really thought of myself as the daughter of a veteran before, since it had been such a remote part of my experience. But now, I better understand the supreme sacrifice that all veterans make, and specifically, the sacrifice that Dad and other Jewish veterans made during  WWII. As Dad wrote: “When there is no war, killing is murder, but now it’s salvation. There are others who must be protected, and that is our only means to halt mass murder. For us who are Jewish, it is our only hope.” A few weeks ago, I was honored with an award from Jewish War Veterans Scottsdale Post 210 with a Certificate of Appreciation and Honorable Membership (name spelled incorrectly, but the sentiment stands). I think Daddy would be so proud!  jwv-award

Two Upcoming Book Appearances

I will be discussing Love, Bill and signing books at two upcoming events:

Red Mountain Library, 635 North Power Road, Mesa, AZ on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 1:00-3:00pm 

Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Margaret Hance Deck Park, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10:00am-3:00pm . Stop by our Phoenix Author Booth # 22A and say ,”Hi.”

Hope to see you there!!!!

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Mesa Book Signing

I participated today in downtown Mesa’s Small Business Saturday. Unfortunately, the shopkeepers didn’t advertise this year, so turnout was minimal. Oh, well. But I did get to hang out with some of my author friends–a shout out to Patrick Hodges, Laura Orsini, and Cristina Whitehawk! And thanks to Patience Fones of Bonny Books for supporting us.

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You know you’re a real author when…

You know you ‘re a real author when:

  • The first shipment of books arrive at your door….Check.
  • You have a launch party….Check.
  • You sign your first book…Check.
  • You see your book on Amazon and Goodreads…Check.
  • You get your first review…Check.
  • You get your first royalty check…DOUBLE “CHECK”!!!
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