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Author Hop and Book Signing

Kazoo Books

Saturday, November 16, 2019

2413 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Book Signing

First United Methodist Church-Fall Kickoff

Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

201 South Locust Street, Denton, Texas

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Book Signing

2019 Kiwanis Texas-Oklahoma District Convention, Denton Convention Center

3100 Town Center Trail

Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Book Signing

Recycled Books

Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

200 North Locust Street, Denton, Texas

 
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Book Signing

Frisco Book Fest at the Frisco Public Library

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas

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Book Signing Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

D & D Collectibles Gift Shop inside Community Care Pharmacy

1301 FM 407, Lewisville, Texas

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North Texas Book Festival, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

400 East Hickory Street, Denton, Texas

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Community Pharmacy Gift Shop Book Signing

Friday, April 5, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.

4400 Teasley Lane, Denton, Texas

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Hospital Book Signings with Pilots For Kids Organization

December 12 and 17, 2018

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Bartonville Olde Town Christmas Event Book Signing

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bartonville, Texas Town Square

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Sanger Sip & Stroll, Book Signing at Gypsy Cowgirl

208 North 4th Street, Sanger, Texas

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Discover Denton Welcome Center Book Signing

111 W. Hickory, Denton Texas

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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Taste of Christmas Book Signing

First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas

Thursday, November 15, 2018 and Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

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Kroger Author Book Signing

5021 Teasley Lane, Denton, Texas

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Northern Indiana Book Signing at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon

240 U.S. Highway 20, Middlebury, Indiana

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B on the River Gift Shop Book Signing

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

333 Nibco Pkwy, Elkhart, Indiana

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Village at Arborwood Retirement Community, Reading and Book Signing

Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

820 Cleveland Road East, Granger, Indiana

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2018 Texas State Button Society Fall Workshop Book Signing

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Texas A & M AgriLife Building, 607 North Vanderveer Street, Burnet, Texas

 

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North Texas Book Festival Writer’s Workshop on Self-Publishing

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 North Bell Avenue, Denton, Texas

  

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Pilot Point Community Library Author Series & Book Signing

Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

324 South Washington Street, Pilot Point, Texas

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Kroger Author Book Signing

Saturday, July 14, 2018, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

2709 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, Texas

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Luncheon with winner of Grapevine Faith Silent Auction Author/Illustrator Package

Monday, June 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine, Texas

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Kroger Author Book Signing

Friday, June 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2608 West FM 544, Wylie, Texas

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Reading and Book Signing at Farmhouse Coffee & Treasures

Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:00 p.m.

1300 Homestead Way, Argyle Texas

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Book Signing at The Front Porch

Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

304 North Catherine Street, Terrell, Texas

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School Visit and Reading at Montessori Episcopal School

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

602 N Old Orchard Lane, Lewisville, Texas

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Kroger Author Book Signing

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

500 West University, Denton, Texas 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Book Signing with Vicki Killion Guess at The Toy Maven, Dallas Location

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

6025 Royal Lane, Suite 223, Dallas, Texas

  

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Book Signing with Vicki Killion Guess at The Toy Maven, Southlake Location

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1275 East Southlake Blvd, Southlake, Texas

 

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Featured Author at the 2018 North Texas Book Festival along with Featured Illustrator, Vicki Killion Guess!

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory Street, Denton, Texas

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Texas State Button Society Spring Show-Reading And Book Signing

Friday, March 23, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018

Waco, Texas

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“The Button Box” Book Reading and Talk

Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane, Denton Texas

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

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Kroger Author Book Signing

1592 South Loop 288 Kroger, Denton, Texas

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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“The Button Box” Book Reading and Talk

Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village, 3901 Montecito Road, Denton, Texas

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

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Lewisville Public Library Local Author Fair

Lewisville Public Library, 1197 West Main Street, Lewisville, Texas

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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National Read Across America Day is Friday, March 2, 2018!

Reading of “The Day The Turkey Came To School”

North Texas Collegiate Academy, North Campus, 4601 N Interstate 35, Denton, Texas

Friday, March 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Loved reading for the children at the North Texas Collegiate Academy in Denton, Texas last Friday!

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Kroger Author Book Signing

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2110 East Southlake Blvd, Southlake, Texas

    

Look who stopped by and even signed a couple of books!

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Book Signing and Talk, Denton Women’s Club

Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:30 a.m.

Loved reading “The Button Box” and speaking (along with illustrator, Vicki Killion Guess)

to the ladies of the Denton Women’s Club!  Thank you to Pat Cheek for inviting us!

 

 

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Children’s Medical Center, Plano Texas

Hospital Book Signing With Pilots For Kids Organization

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  

 

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Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Texas

Hospital Book Signing With Pilots For Kids Organization

December 12, 2017

   

 

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Holiday Sip & Sign Author Event 

Steve’s Wine Bar, 219 East Hickory Street, Denton, Texas

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

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Bartonville Olde Time Christmas, Bartonville Town Centre

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

   

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Aubrey Middle School 7th Annual Arts & Crafts Extravaganza, Aubrey, Texas

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Lake Dallas Elementary Holiday Fair

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Lake Dallas Elementary, 401 Main Street, Lake Dallas, Texas

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Library Visit and Reading of The Day The Turkey Came To School

Lake Dallas Public Library, Lake Dallas, Texas

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

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Book Signing, Taste of Christmas, First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas

Thursday, November 16, 2017 and Friday, November 17, 2017

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School Visit, Grapevine Faith Christian

730 E. Worth Street, Grapevine, Texas

November 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

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Library Visit and Reading of The Day The Turkey Came To School

Betty Foster Public Library, Ponder, Texas

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

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The Day The Turkey Came To School Book Launch Open House

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Grapevine, Texas 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Gathering of Authors Book Signing, Texarkana, Arkansas

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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School Visit and Book Signing, Cherokee, Oklahoma

Friday, October 6, 2017 and Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sure enjoyed reading “The Day The Turkey Came To School” to the children at Cherokee Elementary in Cherokee, Oklahoma!  Then, the next day, we had a great time chatting with folks in Cherokee while we did two book signings. Thank you to Smith Drugs for our spot in front of your store for our first book signing, and to Margaret Guise for hosting our second book signing in your Random Art Gallery & Studio!

  

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It was fun to do a book giveaway on Facebook in honor of my new book,

“The Day The Turkey Came To School”.  I had 60 likes and shares between

September 13-20.  The names drawn were Carol Sands from Michigan and

Karen Perry from Texas.  Congratulations ladies!

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North Texas Giving Day on the Denton Square

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Book Signing, Gypsy Cowgirl, 208 North 4th Street, Sanger, Texas

Sanger Sellabration, Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

I so enjoyed getting to spend time with

Gypsy Cowgirl owner, Nancy McAlister!

And sometimes, author friends stop

by my book signings!  Hello Randy Schmidt!

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Kroger Book Signing, 4650 West University, Prosper, Texas

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Kroger Book Signing, 302 North Main Street, Brownwood, Texas

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I’m very thankful that Kroger supports literacy and Texas authors by

having us in their stores for book signings!

Books DO sell in the condiment aisle!

Met my new buddy, Ian McLaughlin, on Saturday at the Brownwood, Texas Kroger.

He and his dad came by to get a copy of “The Button Box” for Ian’s grandmother.

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The Colony Friends of the Library Book Event, The Colony Public Library, The Colony, Texas

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Vicki and I sure enjoyed signing books for folks at the public library in The Colony on Saturday and I also got a late birthday serenade from my buddy, author, C.M. Healy!

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Mansfield Book Club Speaking Engagement along with Illustrator, Vicki Guess

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Vicki and I sure enjoyed our time reading for the Lit Ladies Book Club in Mansfield, Texas.  And the “button” cookies!

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Kroger Author Book Signing, Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th, 2017, Little Elm, Texas

2671 Little Elm Pkwy, Friday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

 

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McKinney Square Book Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, McKinney, Texas

Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee Street 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The children’s book author tables were in the basement of this very cool old building.  I was able to visit with some of my author friends and to meet some new author friends.  It was also fun to meet country singer and Texan, Billy Dawson!  After the book festival, we enjoyed his concert and came home with his awesome cd!

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Meeting Billy Dawson!

And then we went to Hutchins BBQ for dinner…best brisket ever!

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Old Town Keller Founders Day Celebration, Saturday, May 6, 2017, Keller, Texas

Old Town Keller, 133 East Bates, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

My first outdoor book signing and my book, The Button Box, was on display with an exhibit about buttons in the Old Town Keller Museum!

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North Texas Book Festival, Saturday, April 15, 2017, Denton Texas

Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What a wonderful surprise and honor to have “Which Came First?” chosen as the Best Children’s Book of the 2017 North Texas Book Festival!  Vicki and I were and still are, so excited!

  

  

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Texas State Button Society Spring Show, Saturday, April 1, 2017 and Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hilton Waco (With illustrator, Vicki Guess)

113 S. University Drive, Waco, Texas

It was such fun visiting with all of the folks at the Texas State Button Society Spring Show in Waco!

  

  

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Book signing along with illustrator, Vicki Guess, Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sidewalk Café, 2900 Wind River Lane, Denton, Texas

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We had such a nice time visiting with folks at the Sidewalk Café on Saturday.  Thank you to owners, Susi and Sam for inviting us!

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Kroger Author Book Signing, Saturday, February 25, 2017, Garland, Texas

1406 West Walnut Street, Garland, Texas

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Kroger Author Book Signing, Saturday, February 18, 2017, Keller, Texas

2061 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller, Texas

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Kroger Book Signing, Saturday, December 10, 2016, Denton, Texas

5021 Teasley Lane, Denton, Texas, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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DFW Pilot For Kids Visit, Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Children’s Medical Center of Plano, Texas

I had the pleasure of being a part of this incredible event where children who are hospitalized at Christmas have the opportunity to receive some wonderful Christmas gifts.  I was honored to meet the families and sign copies of “Which Came First?” for the children.  For more information on this organization that truly makes a difference…www.pilotforkids.org

  

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Kroger Book Signing, Saturday, December 3, 2016, Lewisville, Texas 

4620 SH 121, Lewisville, Texas, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas, Taste of Christmas Event, November 17th and 18th

Vicki and I were delighted to be a part of the Taste of Christmas Event for ladies at First Baptist Church.  We signed lots of books and while we were there, we found out that our book, The Button Box, was a finalist for the 2016 National Best Book Award in the category of Hardcover Children’s Book Non-Fiction.  There was one winner in the category and three finalists.  We are so thrilled by this honor!

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Corinth Elementary Family Literacy Night, Corinth, Texas, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I was delighted to be invited to read to students and parents at the first Family Literacy Night at Corinth Elementary.  Hopefully, it’s the first of many!  Thank you to Stacy Sorrells for inviting me!

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Lewisville Public Library Local Author Fair, Lewisville, Texas, Monday, November 14, 2016

It was wonderful to meet some fellow authors and to sign my books for guests.  Libraries are one of my favorite places and the folks at this one are top notch!

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Das Essenhaus Gift Shop Book Signing, Middlebury, Indiana, Saturday, September 24, 2016

I was honored to be asked back to sign books at Das Essenhaus.  Their kindness and hospitality is the best…as is their banana cream pie!  Many of my Indiana family members were able to come, and so were some dear friends!

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Concord East Side Elementary, Elkhart, Indiana, Friday, September 23, 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting Concord East Side Elementary School for the second time and reading my newest book, “Which Came First?” to the children there.  It was so much fun to see the school librarian (media specialist?) Beth Williams again and to visit with all of the children.  What great and thoughtful questions they asked!

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The Village of Arborwood, Granger, Indiana, Thursday, September 22, 2016

I so enjoyed meeting the residents of Arborwood and reading “The Button Box” to them.  Many of the ladies brought their own button boxes and shared their stories.  What made it even more fun was re-connecting with my high school friend, Julie Whipple Miller!

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The Colony Public Library Book Festival, The Colony, Texas, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Vicki and I enjoyed our time signing books and chatting with other authors as well as visitors at The Colony Public Library Book Festival!

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Barnes & Noble Book Reading, Southlake, Texas, Saturday, September 11, 2016

I had the pleasure of reading “Which Came First?” at the Southlake, Texas Barnes & Noble for Grandparent’s Day on Saturday.  The talented Vicki Guess was there too!

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Kroger Author Book Signing Saturday, September 10, 2016, Frisco, Texas

I enjoyed meeting folks and signing books at the Frisco, Texas Kroger store.  105 days until Christmas!

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Kroger Author Book Signing Saturday, June 4, 2016, Bartonville, Texas

Come say “hello” this Saturday when I will be signing copies of both books at the Bartonville, Kroger.  The address is 3400 FM 407 and I’ll be signing from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Kroger Author Book Signing Saturday, May 14, 2016, Coppell, Texas

I’ll be signing copies of both books at the Kroger store on East Sandy Lake Road in Coppell, Texas from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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School Library Reading May 11, 2016, Faith Christian School, Grapevine, Texas

It was an enjoyable morning with the children at Faith Christian School in Grapevine, Texas!  Vicki and I were able to read “Which Came First?” to two groups and to also talk with them about writing and illustrating books!  Thank you to librarian Jennifer Mitchell for inviting us!

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Book Signing Saturday, May 7th at Gypsy Cowgirl, Sanger, Texas

Had a wonderful time signing books with Vicki Guess at Gypsy Cowgirl on Saturday!  Thank you for having us, Nancy McAlister!

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Book signing Friday, April 22, 2016 at Community Pharmacy, Denton, Texas

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Friday, April 22, I’ll be signing copies of both of my books, “The Button Box” and “Which Came First?” at Community Pharmacy in Denton, Texas. Community Pharmacy is located at 4400 Teasley Lane and the book signing will be from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hope  you can stop by!

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Tomorrow, Saturday, April 9, 2016 is the North Texas Book Festival in Denton, Texas.  The book festival will be held at the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts at 400 East Hickory Street.  The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  I’ll be there signing and selling both of my books, “The Button Box” and “Which Came First?” along with illustrator, Vicki Guess!

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Friday, April 8, 2016…picking up the completed “Which Came First?” from Taylor Printing in Dallas, Texas!