I conducted two more successful book
signings, of my historical, The Sign of the Eagle, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Woodinville, Washington (North Seattle) Saturday, April
26th and Kennewick, Washington (Tri-Cities area), Saturday, May 3rd. Both were sell-outs! At the Woodinville store,
I met an interesting cross-section of people from not only the Pacific Northwest, but also South America. A Brazilian couple,
who had finished a tour of the Olympic Peninsula, were among the people who bought a copy of my novel. Then a young lady,
from Helena, Montana, ran up to me and said, "I've read your novel two times, I love it! When will your next novel out?"
I felt flattered and humbled by her remarks. I told her sometime next year The Wolf of Britannia will be published.
Woodinville Community Relations Manager, Mike, approached
and remarked, "Except for the top tiered authors like J.A. Jance (best-selling mystery writer & Seattle resident),
who was here last month, you are the best author to hold a signing at our store. The others sit here like stacks of lumber."
Larry, the store manager, who stood nearby affirmed that. "We're glad you are here." Both want me to return when
my next novel is published.
In Kennewick, for the first couple
of hours I shared the table with fellow author, Michelle A. Hansen, author of the YA mystery, Before They Find Us. We must have fed off each other
because people, who would stop to look at one of our books, wound up buying both. It was a win-win situation for both of us.
She was a delightful person to speak to and we swapped ideas about writing, etc. Usually, I don't like being part of group
signings, because, at least for me, they are duds. Since Michelle was only other writer present, it worked out well for both
I want to thank Mike and Larry, Woodinville, store
and Community Relations Manager, Wendy, and Associate, Candy, Kennewick store, for being so accommodating, and assisting me
in these two very successful signings.
New Reader Michelle, Woodinville store New Reader Alicia at
The Wolf of Britannia
Finally, I have completed the rewrite of volume II of my historical
novel, The Wolf of Britannia. These two novels are about Caratacus, father of Macha,
and prequel to The Sign of the Eagle. I will conduct a brief review check for
typos, punctuation, etc. Then I will divide what is presently a single file into two (vol. I & II) before emailing the
manuscripts to Sunbury Press for review. I have notified the publisher and owner, Lawrence Knorr and he responded that he
can't wait to read the story.
Once this project is completed, then I can turn my attention to
my historical, The Broken Lance, whose writing I suspended until I finished "Wolf."
Ancient World Notes - Maintaining the Public Safety
of Ancient Rome
Check Ancient World Notes for the latest installment
of Maintaining the Public
Safety of Ancient Rome - Part VI
From the Ancient World
An exhibition of artifacts from the ancient Roman city
of Pompeii will be opened to the public at the California Science Center, Exposition Park (near the L.A. Coliseum), May 20, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015. From there it will move onto Seattle, Washington and
open sometime in January or February (I will see it at that time). Check this link of further information.
Carbon dating of auroch
bones unearthed at a dig in Amesbury, England, two miles from Stonehenge, show that people have continuously have
lived there since 8,800 B.C. See link for more details.
I will conduct my final book signing of my historical, The Sign of the Eagle, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11
W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, California, June 7, 12 -5 p. m. After this time, I will concentrate on promoting my next historical, The Wolf of Britannia. However, I will still sell copies of Eagle at any future book signings along with my new novel.
The Sign of the Eagle
This is all for now. Until next time, Salve et Vale!
Hale and Farewell!