Report on Barnes and Noble and Enoch’s

Yesterday, I had my signing at the Barnes and Noble on Youree Drive in Shreveport. I arrived early as I was to meet some editing clients from East Texas for lunch. The Barnes and Noble here surpasses anything we have in Monroe. They have wireless, but it’s not free. You must have an AT&T account. The manager helped me get online so I could sit in the coffee shop, check my email, and do some writing as I waited for my friends, Norma and Marvin, from Diana, Texas. When they arrived, we went to lunch at Ci Ci’s Pizza. (I love pizza). Norma is a talented writer who will be coming out with a truly moving novel soon. The novel is entitled, My Name Is Lisa . . . Norma is an experienced social worker and her knowledge and compassion for children has helped her write a truly socially significant novel. I’ll have more to say about Norma and her book in future posts.

After lunch, I manned my post in Barnes and Noble. The manager had placed my table at the front of the store, so every customer who came in had to look at my table. Sales were brisk. I met several new people and lined up some more work with Shreveport area schools in the future. As always, I learned much from this signing. Barnes and Noble liked me and the managers invited me to return when Stories of the Confederate South is printed by Pelican.

Our band’s performance at Enoch’s went well. We had a good crowd all night. Hot and humid, but we escaped the rain. Our performance was solid. Waigne Cryer recorded us live. Possibly we can construct a CD from the night. We quit playing at midnight, but Tom and I stayed till 2:00 a.m. (closing time), talking with audience members and to Doyle, the owner. Needless to say, I’m a little tired this morning (but thankfully not hungover).

Today, I have so much to do that I don’t know where to start. I do have an opportunity to sell books at a church in the country today. They’re having a special service and activities. I’ll likely start with that and go from there.