Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Signing and Reading with Salt Lake County Library Services

This 'new-b author' keeps putting herself out there and learning so much. The Salt Lake County Library Services held their first ever LOCAL AUTHOR & YOU conference this past Saturday, September 27th., from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. I applied and was accepted to be signing with many Utah authors. As I walked into the author-hall, I just stood in awe to be there. My Joe helped me carry in my books thorough the torrent rain and enjoyed the entire experience with me. I was scheduled to do a presentation/reading at 4:30 p.m. (as this point I wondered WHY I had volunteered to do this) when it hit me that by then things would be winding down; who would attend my presentation? Sure enough, no one was in the storytelling room except me, my Joe, and my  mentor from the Library System, Dan. I gave them my presentation anyway, just to get in some practice for future such opportunities.  What a wonderful day to be called Local Utah AUTHOR.


On September 20th, a beautiful pre-fall day, I joined my sister-in-law Jean to help host a baby shower for her grand-daughter Meg (wife to her grandson, Tanner). Though few in the Thomas family (Jerry, Ida, Malorie,Scout) we had a grand time. Meg's mother Jackie was in town from Idaho and took time to attend too. Little Benedict is expected to arrive sometime around October 23rd.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Debut Book Signing

Oh what a joyful day with family and friends at The Bookateria in Ogden on Saturday, September 13th.
Store owner and dear author friend, Clarence Socwell, provided a cozy corner to visit in. Thanks to all who came and celebrated this DREAM COME TRUE with me, a published author.
I paid special tribute to Jacque, who was the first to purchase my book from and came in to have me sign it. What a sweetie!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Smith's community book signing

Thanks to my local Smith's for sponsoring a book signing today for my newly released novel, Satin Murder.  I'm giddy from the excitement and the realization that MY DREAM is REAL. I appreciate all who stopped by to say hi, express good wishes, and purchase my book.

Grandson Matt's wedding to Kacey

It turned out to be a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony at the Logan River Golf Course site. The high clouds kept the guests pleasantly shaded while the bride and groom sweat bullets waiting for the best man to arrive. Let it all begin:

Family fun before the ceremony.

 Handsome grooms-men, Terryn, Kody and Jaden talking with Uncle Ya Ya
 Matt is all smiles as daughter Tesley introduces his bride-to-be.

IT was a wonderful day with family and friends.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Launch Day Memories

I was wide awake at 2:00 a.m. sending off emails to family, friends, working associates and fellow writers.
My Joe and I started the day by celebrating at our local Beans & Brew to do a little PR work. We were joined by dear friends Jeff and Sue Lorens.
I talked with several people and handed out book marks, kinda out of the box for me, but fun.
I was at the computer answering emails and face book messages from many well-wishers. Thanks to all for joining in the magic of my unlocked dream.
To top off my celebration we had reservations at the Cotton Bottom to share one of their famous garlic burgers.