Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Night with an Author in My Own Hometown

I've attended lots (and lots and lots) of wonderful author events, but the most wonderful author events are always events in which the author is a friend in your own hometown.

Such was the wonderful author event I attended last week. My friend, Glenn Starkey, celebrated the publishing of his tenth book with a party at my hometown's delightful Gordon Street Tavern.

Glenn Starkey is a Vietnam veteran, a former Marine Corps Sergeant, a former Texas law enforcement officer, and a retired security manager for a global oil corporation. I first met him nine years ago when he came to my school as a mentor for the students there, though his wife has been a friend since I met her in third grade. Glenn's books cover a wide spectrum of genres, including the genres of historical fiction, thriller, young adult, science fiction, and nonfiction.

When we arrived at Gordon Street Tavern, Glenn was busy talking books with his fans.

The author's wife, Donna, and their grandson, Caleb, were busy ringing up book sales.

All ten of Starkey's books were available for sale.

He graciously autographed copies all evening.

The event drew a packed house.

One man couldn't even wait to get home to start reading his book.

You can find out more about Glenn Starkey here on his website. To find out more about his books or to purchase his books, please go here.

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  1. Well I will look him up as I need to get some more books for my Kindle

  2. Once in while a Author would come into our small town.
    Coffee is on

    1. We have oodles of authors who come to Houston, but the number of those who come to my small town outside of Houston is small.

  3. It's cool when you have a chance talk to the author.

  4. I absolutely LOVE book signing events!
    I have not been in awhile and need to go attend some.

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

  5. Sounds like a really fun evening of books and friends!

    1. It was. We knew lots of those people who came to the signing, so that was fun, too.

  6. Wow, there are a lot of people ! Must have been interesting to exchange opinions !

  7. What a great event! When I lived in Miami, my favorite author events were also those featuring local authors, especially Edna Buchanan, Dave Barry, and Carl Hiaasen. Sounds like Mr. Starkey is a fascinating man. I'll look for his books.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. Your comments about my Mount St. Helens adventure are sincerely appreciated.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  8. Oh, I love author events...and this one sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


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