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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Coeur d'Alene Signing
Hastings Signing with new fan David at CDA, ID Hastings
Jess Steven Hughes and new fan David at CDA Hastings Book Signing

On Saturday, Sept. 22nd, I conducted a signing in the beautiful lake city of Couer d'Alene, Idaho (Coeur d'Alene Lake is one of the biggest in the state with nearly 400 miles of shoreline) at Hastings Books, Music and Videos. This, like the signing last week in Walla Walla, Washington, was very successful. Unlike going to Walla (3 1/2 hour drive), this was a journey of only twenty minutes from my home. 

As usual, the Hastings associates were very accommodating and helpful, especially, the book manager, Kathy. Several people, who had read the article printed in the August 18, 2012 edition of the Spokane Spokesman-Review about the novel and me, attended the signing as well as many others. Again, the associates thought I was in their words, "awesome" as to the number of copies I signed and it looks like I will return sometime during the Spring 2013 for an encore signing.

My next signing will be at Hastings Books, Music and Videos - South Hill location - Spokane, Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Facebook Situation (not everybody)

Unfortunately, there have been some pages and groups on Facebook that apparently think I do too much promotion of my novel (although not all). I decided to drop out of one group altogether. I have had to explained to people that The Sign of the Eagle is not a one book phenomena. I am a serious writer of historical fiction and informed them I am currently writing two more historical and four others are in the planning stages.

For those of you who are not aware, The first of the two is THE WOLF OF BRITANNIA (working title) a novel of about the British chieftain/prince, Caratacus. I am in the middle of a major rewrite for my book doctor with a deadline of May, 2013.

The other novel is THE BROKEN LANCE, a novel about a Spanish centurion who is the personal retainer of the ill-fated Titus Flavius Sabinus, older brother of the future Emperor Vespasian. I have written 42 chapters, most of which have been severely reviewed and critiqued by the Spokane Novelist Group (most have been rewritten).

The other four planned include two historical mysteries and novels surrounding the Battle of Adrianople and the life of Flavius Stilico. I hope you will understand my intentions and that promoting my novels is the whole idea of my website and places like Facebook. Thank you for your support and understanding.

That's all for now. Thank you for your support.

Jess Hughes

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