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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring Book Signing Update


With the exception of one store, Wenatchee, Washington, I conducted several successful book signing events on the weekends of March 27 (Hastings, Wenatchee) and 28 (Barnes & Noble, Spokane Valley, Washington), April 10 (Hastings, Shadle Park, Spokane, WA) and 11 (Hastings, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) and April 18 (Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Blossom Hill, San Jose, California).


At the Hastings store in Wenatchee, Washington for a signing of THE WOLF OF BRITANNIA, PART I & II and THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE, I unfortunately, had to compete head-on with the Gonzaga Bulldogs Men's Basketball team playing UCLA in the "Sweet Sixteen" round of the NCAA basketball playoffs and not only was UCLA the loser, but so was I. The normally very busy store was a ghost town (I was to learn that Barnes & Noble, Spokane Valley, where I signed the next day had the same experience). As a result, I sold very few books, everyone in Wenatchee must have been glued to their TV sets.


In the past, this has always been one of my best stores for signing. Martha Lynn, the book manager, definitely wants me back. I will be returning September 25th for an encore. 


Fortunately, my signing at Barnes & Noble, Spokane Valley, on Saturday, more than made up the difference. Several times I had short lines of people waiting to hear about the book and buy copies of all three. The weekend manager, Kasey, said I was the best author they have ever had at the store. I was embarrassed because they have had several big time authors that drew large crowds. I asked about that and she said I was still the best because of the way I interacted with people.

New Reader Garrett Spokane Valley B&N
New Reader Garrett Spokane Valley B&N

I want to thank Kasey, Cindy and the rest of B&N associates for their assistance and support in making this a very successful event. I have signed at this store four times, but Kasey said that she wants me to return again in the Fall. "You are awesome!" she said. Oh, please, Kasey.

New Reader Leslie at Hastings in Spokane, WANew Reader Chrystal Hastings CDA
New Reader Leslie at Hastings Spokane & New Reader Chrystal CDA Hastings

I conducted two very successful book signings the following Friday at Hastings, Shadle Park, Spokane, Washington venue, and Saturday at the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, site. The traffic was heavy, I talked to many people, handed out lots of flyers and signed many copies of all three of my novels, THE WOLF OF BRITANNIA, PART I & II and THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE. I will be returning to both stores, October 23 & 24th respectively, for encores.

I want to thank book manager, Jon Klapp, at the Shadle Park store and book manager, Cathy Wooden, at Coeur d'Alene for their support making these two successful events.


Steve at B&N SanJose, CA.jpg
New Reader Steve at B&N San Jose

Had a very nice turnout for my book signing at Barnes & Noble, Blossom Hill, San Jose, California, this last Saturday, April 18. I met lots of people, gave out many fliers and signed many copies of all three of my novels, THE WOLF OF BRITANNIA, PART I & II and THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE. Management was delighted with the event's progress, and I will return for an encore in the Fall (if not sooner).


I want to thank Comm. Rel. Manager, Camilla Gill, for arranging the store event, and Store manager, Jeremiah, Afternoon manager, Nick, and Associate, Debbie, for their support. THANK YOU!


Next signing: Hastings Books, Music & Videos, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, Washington, Saturday, April 25th, 1-7 p.m.

Roman fingerprints found in 2,000-year-old jar of cream Roman Cream

Archaeologists marvel at the latest discoveries unearthed during excavations at a Roman complex in London. A sealed Roman container was opened to reveal a 2,000-year-old cream--complete with fingerprints. The metal artifact, measuring 6 cm in diameter and showing little sign of decay was unearthed during archaeological excavations at a Roman temple in Southwark, London. For further details see the enclosed link.


Roman Complex in London

Ancient Carthaginian coin suggests early activity on Bristol Channel Ancient Coins


A 2,300- year-old coin found after flooding along the River Avon near Bath, has revealed details of early maritime activity up the Bristol Channel. It has been verified by the British Museum and is understood to be a Carthaginian coin minted around 300-264 B.C. in Sardinia. For further details see enclosed link.


Bristol Discovery BBC


Ancient World Notes 


Check Ancient World Notes for the latest installment of Maintaining the Public Safety of Ancient Rome, Part XVII

Book Signing Update

Check the book signing page for the latest book signing updates. I have already added four dates in September and October and more will follow.

That's all for now. I do hope that you will be able to attend one of my book signing events in the future.

Until next time Ave Atque Vale! Hail and Farewell! 

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