Book Signing at the Bellevue Club

The book signing at the Bellevue Club was encouraging, flattering, and nostalgic.

One of the conference rooms at the Club was beautifully set up, with tall round tables, embroidered clothes and a spring-color bouquets on each. About ten of my regular supporters and another ten curious guests mingled while they sipped wine and tasted my home-made baklava.

It was one of the most interesting gathering of guests that I’ve had since May of 2010.

There was a gentleman who actually knew my mother. One lady refreshed my memory as to how I had danced at her wedding; after reading the book, she realized I must have learned how to dance from Mannig. And yes, that is so: my mother taught my sister and me to sing and dance for family gatherings. Two aspiring writers wanted to hear about my experiences with publishing, giving me the opportunity to re-live the agonies and ecstasies of holding my book in my hand for the first time.

I am grateful to Roger Paige, owner of Island Books, who brought a stack of books for sale. Roger has been to at least three of my book signings already and remains a dedicated supporter. A very special thanks to him.

I would also like to thank Kaarin Keil, the event coordinator of Bellevue Club, who so graciously organized my book signing.

Thanks also go to John Kinmonth, associate editor of the Bellevue Club Reflections magazine for the publicity in the April 2011 issue.

Thank you all for your support.


I would also like to share a little exchange from Facebook:

Isabelle Shanafelt posted on your Wall.

Isabelle wrote:

Hey Medz-Mama! I just wanted to let you know that my roommate is engrossed in Between the Two Rivers right now. She loves it!

This is my reply:

Hey Isabelle Jahn – How sweet to hear from you.

Thank you for letting me know about your roommate! I’ve been dreaming of having readers in your age group among my fans.

Tell her I shall mention her in my next book signing event. I’ve mentioned Kyle several times in my talks. He actually sent me a post card with his commentary. He loved the part about how Mannig and Mardiros get involved.


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