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Monday, August 20, 2012

Pictures from an Author Reading

Bonnie Jo and (in print) Margo Crane
Sunday was big excitement at the bookstore: Bonnie Jo Campbell came up from Kalamazoo to read from her 2011 novel, Once Upon a River, now available as a quality paperback book. In the picture below, you can see part of the crowd assembled to listen with delight and to ask the author questions in person.

Customers attending Bonnie's reading
This post is almost all pictures, because I don't have time to write much, for a couple of reasons. One reason is that I'm learning a new camera and its software, and it has taken me hours just to get these few pictures online today. There was another camera on site, however, with a more experienced user. Below is one taken by Bonnie's husband, Chris, and it's one of my favorites.

Two little farm girls, Bonnie Jo and Pamela Jean
If you didn't get to Dog Ears Books on Sunday, you missed more than meeting a top-notch author, hearing her read the first chapter from her second novel, and having the opportunity to ask her questions and get candid answers. You also missed Bonnie's homemade elderberry wine!

Refreshments, compliments of guest author
The second reason I'm not writing much today is that tomorrow evening is another bookstore event. Look carefully and closely at the photo on the left, and you'll see, peeking out from behind the nearly empty wine bottle, my display copy of SEED BY SEED, the new children's book illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins of Suttons Bay, to be launched at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Northport. There will be Kilcherman apples and Tandem cider and--who knows? Maybe other apple surprises! Grandparents and grandchildren welcome!