What do authors, books and Panera Bread have in common? Read on!
For the past several years, I’ve not done many local book signing events. Part of that has to do with the change in books and taking control back of my own publishing. While all of my books are available through online bookstores, the physical brick-and-mortar stores may be able to order the books but aren’t able to stock them. Consequently, bookstores that used to host my signing events (and those of my colleagues) now are not allowed to do so.
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS A NEW WAY!
In a way, though, that forces author-preneurs like myself to think outside of the box(store) and find innovative and fun ways to connect with readers. Independent book stores ROCK and are still very supportive of all authors. Libraries also celebrate writers and authors in our vast and myriad forms of publication (I’ll be signing/speaking at a Bristol Public Library Dec. 19 in Bristol, Indiana).
And now…one of my favorite go-to local eateries, Panera Bread — one that has saved me countless times by offering free wifi when my Internet went ker-flooey — has gone above and beyond.
BREAKFAST & BOOKS @ PANERA BREAD!
Next Saturday, December 10 from 9-11:00 a.m., the Sherman Texas Panera Bread at the Town Center will host a book signing for myself and two other local authors, Dusty Rainbolt and Lois Richardson. YEE-HAW! Come grab breakfast and shop for Christmas, for the book lovers (and pet lovers) in your life!
You can let me know you’re coming on the Facebook Event Page here. Please invite your N. Texas Friends.
MYSTERIES & PETS
Rainbolt, a past president of the Cat Writers Association, is a cat behavior consultant from Flower Mound. She is an award winning author of cat care books and mysteries. She’ll sign her newest book Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat’s Litter Box Mystery as well as Cat Wrangling Made Easy and Kittens for Dummies. She also will have on “paw” her ghostly historical mystery, Death Under the Crescent Moon.
Richardson, an accomplished artist living in Whitesboro, is a longtime member of Oklahoma Writers Federation. She writes both nonfiction and young adult mysteries. She will sign the first book in her young adult mystery series, The Forbidden Room.
As for me, I’m a certified animal behavior consultant, a nationally known author of 30 pet care and suspense books, and past president of both Cat Writers Association and Oklahoma Writers Federation. I’ll sign copies of my dog-viewpoint September Day thrillers, and my three most recent nonfiction titles: Dog Facts, Cat Facts and New Choices in Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats.
PUBLISHING Q & A
All of us are eager to answer questions about our writing and publishing journeys and let y’all know more about our books. Dusty and I are also happy to entertain pet questions.
Can’t make it to the event in person? All books mentioned are also available to be ordered from amazon and other fine online retailers. Contact the individual authors through their websites and I’m sure they’ll be happy to send a personalized autographed bookplate to the gift recipient (or in honor of a pet?).
So…are books on your holiday gift giving list? Do you even care if there’s a purr-sonal inscription from the author? And authors, what unique outside-the-box venues have you appeared? Do tell!
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