August 25th, I signed copies of my historical, The Sign of the Eagle, at Fact and Fiction in downtown
Missoula, MT, home of the University of Montana. It was one busy time on N. Higgins Street, where the store is located. At
each end of the block a "farmers market" was in full swing and the festival, "River City Days" was going
on, too--you could hear music playing in the distance. Heavy foot traffic streamed past the store in each direction while
vehicular traffic was bumper to bumper. This went on from the time I arrived at the store prior to 11 a.m. and was still just
as heavy when I left at 2 p.m.
I met a lot of people, passed out fliers and business cards and signed copies
of my novel. I brought along for display the original oil painting by my niece, Katrina Hughes Brennan, which was used for
the book cover. The painting received many compliments, and I answered a lot of questions pertaining to the work.
manager, David, was very helpful. He had a table set up near the front door with a book display and an easel set up for the
portrait. During the slow periods between signings he answered several of my questions about Missoula and Montana in general.
I wish to thank David and the store owner, Barbara Theroux, for
allowing me the opportunity to sign books at their store.
When I interviewed for the article published in the August 18, 2012 edition of
the Spokane Spokesman-Review (The Longest Chapter - Today Section), I also did a reading of the first scene from Chapter one
of my novel. Click onto the below link and listen.
My next signing will be at Aunties Books, 402 W. Main St., Spokane, WA, Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m. Hope to see you
That's all for now. Thank you.