Arcadia publishers called today and asked if I’d do a book signing December 13th for my book, Waxahachie, Where Cotton Reigned King. I haven’t done anything with this book in ages. Every once in a while I’ll still get a royalty check–usually for a sum less than $10 (I’m assuming those are the yearly quarters that my Dad’s bought books to give to folks as gifts!)
Anyway, a Midlothian native–Karen Esberger–has written a book on Midlothian with the same publishers, and they were wanting to have us both there to do a signing. I’m free, so I’ve agreed.
I had a book signing scheduled at Hastings (which is where we are scheduled) when the book came out originally. I showed up but apparently I was the only one who remembered I had a signing. Hastings had not done any advertising–shoot, they didn’t even have a table or books out. I asked the manager what was up and while he went to the back to “find out,” I slipped out the front. That’s the last time I’ve tried to work with Hastings to do a signing. It’ll be interesting to see if Hastings makes a better go of it this time or not. I guess I’ll phone them in advance to confirm and see if they’ve done some radio promotion, etc. It is over an hour drive from Denton to Waxahachie, and I don’t want to haul myself down there if this signing turns out to be as “exciting and well-attended” as the last!