I wanted to thank alll the Wilkes-Barre fans, and, those who drove to Wilkes-Barre for the signing from places like Philadelphia(!). It was so great meeting all of you; I enjoyed talking to people like Ann Marie and her husband, meeting Nina and her mom, signing books for Domanique, and so many others! When you upload your pics, please email a few!
I also wanted to thank Donna Wench and the B&N Wilkes-Barre staff for giving me such a warm welcome. Anytime you'd like me to come back, I'm there!
The people of Wilkes-Barre are some of the nicest people on the planet. And the Arena Hub Barnes & Noble is HUGE and beautiful and filled with bibliophiles from all walks of life whose kindnesses left me with a feeling of real joy. One lovely lady walked over to the table just to congratulate me and shake my hand, wishing me luck with my future writing...another customer came over to welcome me to Wilkes-Barre...there were so many great people to meet and greet and I loved every minute of the experience.
All told, I signed about 45 books in an hour and a half. So thanks Wilkes-Barre! And thanks to Melissa and her sister for driving all the way from Philly to get their copy of the book signed! That was impressive--especially since Philly is over an hour and a half away!
Friday, October 9th is a signing at Boston's Prudential Center Barnes & Noble on Boylston Street. The fun begins at 5pm; I'm looking forward to signing books in my hometown--Go Red Sox! Go Pats! Of course, some of my most loyal fans are Yankee-fans, so we love all the New York teams, too. And New York has been my home for the better part of the last two decades--there's no place like it.
The weather is turning cold and my thoughts are turning to my next book project, True Blood & Philosophy. We're cooking up the Table of Contents and Introduction this week; the week after, I'll begin writing. We will begin production in mid-January, so stay warm this fall and winter by catching up on your Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris and watching the first two seasons of HBO's True Blood--it's a wicked good time!
You can follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DocHousel to read about sneak peeks at the third season of True Blood, or to hear tidbits about the third movie in the Twilight film franchise coming out in spring 2010, Eclipse.
Thanks, again, to Donna at the Wilkes-Barre B&N and all the great fans who showed up for the signing! I had an absolute blast. Stay tuned for the True Blood book in spring, and a few surprises I can't yet reveal.... ;)
Be true to yourself, and no one can prevent your success!