FOLLOW-UP at Hastings, Helena, MT and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Missoula, Mt.
I consider my book signings for THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE @ Hastings Books, Music & Videos Helena, Montana, Friday,
Nov. 8th & Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Missoula, MT, Saturday, Nov. 9th, a mixed-bag of results. The Hastings event
was very successful, a near sell-out. Unfortunately, despite all my efforts, Barnes & Noble, due to very slow traffic,
the slowest I have seen at any B&N store, I sold little more than half the books on hand. Management was pleased with
the results, but I was not. Unfortunately, those things happen. Perhaps, I have been spoiled by my successes at the other
B&N stores where I have signed. Regardless, I met a lot of good people, and the managers and associates at each store
were friendly and very accommodating.
I want to thank Hastings store manager, Jed, book
manager, Darin, Associate, Gloria; B&N store manager, Alan, weekend manager, Stephanie, associates Amanda and Sean for
|New Reader Alecia B&N Missoula, MT
||New Reader Lacee at Hastings Helena, MT|
BOOK SIGNING FOLLOW-UP @ Barnes & Noble, Woodinville, WA.
OUTAGE MADE THIS A TWO-DAY EVENT. The Seattle/Puget Sound area experienced high winds and rain on Sat. Nov. 2nd. That has
never stopped the people of that area from going about their business. A lot of people flocked to the Barnes & Noble store
in Woodinville where I was signing copies of THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE to warm up, drop by Starbucks and buy books. The place
was packed, and I was doing very well when all of a sudden the lights went out and the store lost power. Unfortunately, they
never came back on and people started leaving the store. A half-hour later, when power still had not been restored, management
decide to close for the day. However, since I was not going to leave until later on Sunday, I offered to return for a few
hours. The store manager, Dave, and the Community Relations Manager, Mike, were delighted. So, I did return the next morning
and stayed three hours. Sunday is a quieter day, so I did not sell out the entire stock, however, the Sunday manager, Tom,
was pleased with my efforts and would pass the word up the line.
I emailed Mike Nov.
3rd and he said he was please with my efforts. He would be happy if I returned for an encore signing in the Spring. The chances
of another power outage occurring should be very slim.
New Reader Tamara at B&N Woodinville
Next book signing will be @ Hastings Books, Music & Videos, 11324 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA, Saturday,
Nov. 16th, 1 - 7 p.m.
The Wolf of Britannia
I am currently rewriting chapters 28 - 30 as I near the half-way
mark, or part I, of what is to be a duo-olgy. Chapter 28 requires extensive rewriting, changing passages which were originally
narratives or summaries into full-blown scenes, dialog or both. I keep plugging away. I still hope to complete the first half
during November, but it might not be until December.
If you haven't yet, check out the latest article, the first in
a series, titled: Maintaining the Public Safety of Ancient Rome Part II. In the series
you will learn about the origins of public safety in Rome. In many instances, while Rome brought law and order to the rest
of their empire, they couldn't control crime in the Empire's Capitol.
Don't forget I am on Twitter and FaceBook
For you twitter
users, you can also follow me on Twitter@Jessstevenhughe. And don't forget, besides my FaceBook page, I have an author's page,
The Sign of the Eagle. Check it out.
That's about it for now, I hope to see you at one
of my book signings. Thank you for your support. Until next time, Salve et Vale! Hale