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Book Signing August 29th

Sunday, August 9th, 2009


Book Signing August 29th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

I am so excited to be doing my first book signing right here on the mountain.

Mc Cabe & CO Booksellers

23898 Lake Dr, Crestline, CA 92325 Get directions

Mc Cabes and Co are some of the nicest people. They truly support local authors and in this case a local artist as well, Amie Perry-Reavis. There will be a book reading and paper backs for sale. If you already have a copy bring it I will be happy to sing it. If you live in Southern California then you can enjoy a day in the mountains beating the heat. We are always 20 degrees cooler up here. 

Our community is nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest. After the book signing spend an hour at Lake Greggory about a quarter mile from the book store or take a short drive to Lake Arrowhead Village and make a day of it. Bring your hiking boots or off road vehicle and hit the trails it is free! Silverwood lake is less than 30 minutes from the book store.

So how did this happen? Simple, I have a friend who went to the book store and said, “Do you carry The Mark of a Druid?”

They said, “It is not in stock but, we can order it for you.”

She then said, “She is a local author will she be having a signing here?”

She kept asking when I was going to set it up. There is nothing like your friends and fans pushing for you. I was busy when we first released with my online efforts and didn’t want to invite people up when it was snowing. Hence, the end of the summer Book Signing. Escape the So Cal heat at 5000 ft while you support a local author.

It is actually pretty funny how nervous I was when I went in to set it up. I took some bookmarks in to the store and asked to talk with the owner. I didn’t realize until after I walked out, with the booking in my PDA, that I couldn’t find my keys. I thought, oh great, I’m so nervous I left them inside. Then realized I didn’t need to go back in because my car was running windows down, car unlock, in the parking lot. I must have been so nervous when I parked I didn’t even turn off my car. I remember telling myself just do it all they can say is no and I jumped out of the car.

I hope to see friends, colleagues, neighbors, mountain folks and of course all of the great people from down the hill, as we say up here above the clouds.

Email me if you want directions or suggestions of how to spend the day in paradise. Rhonda Carpenter

P.S. Contest 10 is now open come on over and join in!