It's a happy day for me when I have not one, but two book events to attend.
In the morning, I popped into a book signing for local author, Sharon Beck. The day was so beautiful that I walked the mile or so to Laid Back Books on Mustang Road here in town. Sharon's daughter, Marla, was on hand, as were many of her other family members and friends. Sharon's book, her first, is Lemons to Lemonade and it is the poignant story of the life of Sharon's son, Randy Beck, born with a serious heart condition, who defied the odds and lived a life that, in Sharon's words, "absolutely made lemonade from the lemons he was given."
I bought a copy of her book and had her sign it. Can't wait to read it!
In the evening, I was privileged to introduce Ron Rozelle at Meet the Author Night at the Alvin Library. Ron is the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Into This Good Night, a memoir about his father, a school superintendent who had Altzheimer's. He spoke to a full house at the library about his experiences with writing and read a chapter from his book. His later books include Windows of Heaven, a novel about the 1900 Galveston Storm, and Sundays with Ron Rozelle, a collection of his newspaper columns. I acquired Sundays with Ron Rozelle at the event and plan to spend some time today, Sunday, with Ron Rozelle.
My First Two Books for My Trip to France (and One More...Not About France)
This week, I finished my first two books for my trip to France and one more...not about France.
I jumped into the Book Blogger Hop on Friday. Mercy, I never dreamed I'd move from 75 followers on Friday to 99 today! Zowie, that makes me happy.
So what shall I do to celebrate?
I thought about a giveaway. How about two ten dollar Amazon gift certificates? I'll give these away to two followers.
How can you try to win? (1) Be a follower. (2) Leave a post here, telling me you are a follower. (3) For an extra chance, tweet about this giveaway.
I'll run this through Easter Sunday.