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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Signing Update
New fan Martha at Hastings Book Signing
New Fan Martha at Hastings Book Signing 



Christmas shopping was in full swing at Hastings Books, Music & Videos--Lincoln Heights, Spokane, Washington where I signed copies of my historical novel, THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE. I spoke to many friendly people, gave out lots of fliers and more importantly signed many copies, several of which will be Christmas gifts for some lucky people.

Again I had on display the portrait of Macha which was painted by my niece, Katrina Hughes Brennan, who is a professional artist. The picture received many compliments on its beauty and detail.


A family of three dropped by: Mom, Dad & Daughter. It so happened their daughter, Alison, had just graduated from nursing school at Washington State University this day. She loves historical fiction, and when I described the novel, her mother grabbed a copy and asked me to sign it for her daughter as a graduation present. Alison was delighted and thankful. In turned I thanked the mother and congratulated Alison on becoming an RN.


I want to thank Book Manager, Theresa Uptagraast, Associates, Aunna and Eric for their assistance in making this a successful event.


Attached is a picture of a new fan, Martha, whose book I am signing.

Next Book Signing will be at Hastings Books, Music & Videos, 11324 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, Washington, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1-4 p.m.


Celtic WarriorThe Wolf of Britannia (ongoing)


I have completed the rewrite of chapter 51. In this chapter Caratacus is preparing for the Roman assault on his fortress of Carsws in what is now Wales. The chapter consists of two major scenes--one from the POV (point of view) of Caratacus, and the second from the POV of the Roman, Porcius. This last POV had been originally written through the eyes of the Centurion, Bassus. However my "book doctor" and editor, Erin Brown, strongly advised me to limit my use to only two POV's in this novel--Caratacus and Porcius.


It took some rewriting, but I made the adjustment. I have Porcius accompanying Bassus as they confer with General Scapula, commander of Roman forces, while he makes final plans for the assault on Caratacus's bastion.


My mentor and historian, Patricia DeMars Pfeiffer found only a few minor errors as opposed to the many she found in chapter 50. She said I did a very good job in the revision and POV change. On to chapter 52!


This does it for another blog update. Salve et Vale! Hale and fairwell!


Jess Hughes

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