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Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Signing Update

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Book Signing at Aunties Bookstore


Signed a lot of copies of my historical, THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE, at Aunties Bookstore, Spokane, WA, Saturday, Sept. 8th. Aunties Bookstore is the biggest independent book store on the northern tier between Seattle, WA and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. I succeeded despite the fact the streets were blocked off for two blocks, in each direction, for a bicycle race (management was caught flat-footed on this) which significantly cut down the foot traffic. Store manager, Linda, and events coordinator, Lois Hughes (no relation) were so please with my efforts (they said I was a good salesman), that they are going to arrange to have me return for another signing during the Christmas holidays.


Wall Walla Book Signing
 
Next Saturday I will be down in the heart of Washington wine country, in Walla Walla (150+ wineries--I won't imbibe until after the signing), for another signing at Hastings Books, Music and Videos. See my website and click onto the book signing page for more details.


The Wolf of Britannia

I am currently rewriting chapters 42, 43 and 44 of The Wolf of Britannia. These particular chapters deal with Caratacus's defeat at the Battle of the River Medway, handed to him the by invading Romans. The rewrites have been slow and difficult because I have had to restrict the points of view to only two major characters, Caratacus and the Roman, Porcius. Before there were six different POV's involved. My book doctor, Erin Brown, for whom I am doing the rewrite, was adamant that I restrict this to only two characters. She said the story was too confusing with so many POV's. As I do the rewrites, I have them reviewed by my mentor and fellow author, Patricia DeMars Pfeiffer. She has been a godsend. She points out flaw that I don't see, so typical when I writer is so close to their stories. The work continues.


The Broken Lance


At this point, I have slowed down my writing of The Broken Lance. "Wolf" has priority at this time because I have a deadline to meet. It is still many months away (May 2013) but if I don't continue going forward, I won't complete the rewrite in time.


Kindle and Nook Update

For those of you who have a Kindle or Nook e-book, the price of The Sign of the Eagle has been reduced to $4.99. You should check it out. That's about all for now.


Thank you for your support.


 -JSH

 
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