I can't believe 2009 is nearly over. But here I am, ready to enjoy my last promo event of the year, a solo signing at one of Fort Collins, Colorado's independent bookstores, Reader's Cove. I'll be there from 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday afternoon (December 12th) . In addition to the new release, The Desert Hedge Murders, I'll also have copies of the hardcover and the audiobook (CD) for The Prairie Grass Murders.
For those who live in Northern Colorado and want to stop by to say hello, Reader's Cove is located at 1001 E. Harmony (near the southwest corner of Harmony and Lemay), between Fiona's Deli (a great place for lunch) and Ace Hardware. These stores are in the next shopping strip east of Kohl's.
Those of you who do a lot of promotion will be surprised to find that this is my first completely solo signing, even though my first mystery was published back in 2007. By joining with other authors to do panels and group events, plus a few non-signing presentations, I slipped through the whole promotional adventure with ease, having much more fun than a beginning author should.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's appearance for several reasons. One, I can finally say I've done one of those solo signings, and report on how it went. Second, I'm hoping some of the local friends I've made on Twitter and Facebook stop by to say hello in person. And third, I'm having lunch at Fiona's. They have the best turkey Reuben sandwich I've ever tasted.