November 10, 2010

On the Road Again

This past weekend I attended my last authors event for 2010. While I enjoy traveling to the different places in the region, I have to admit that by the end of the year, I grow weary of being on the road. Thank goodness for terrific friends to share the moments with. Here are a few pictures from recent events.


Here at the Gridley Library in mid-October.
This little town welcomed me with open arms.


It's always such a joy to visit with fans of the Seasons of the Tallgrass series as well as meet new readers!

I failed to take any pictures at Friday's Topeka Shawnee County Library event ~ Celebrate the Book. This annual conference for Kansas librarians had a great turnout. Thanks to Deb Bryan for inviting me to speak at one of the workshops.


Friday night I stayed with good friend, Julane Heibert and visited another friend in the Council Grove area, Mary Allen. Mary and her husband are my "go-to" people when I have cowboy questions specific to the Flint Hills. Mary's husband, Rich, is a cowboy for one of the large ranches in this area.

She also raises free-range chickens, border collies, and goats. Such fun!


On Saturday I traveled to Manhattan, KS (K-State town) and held a book signing at Christian Books & Gifts. Although we didn't have a lot of traffic in the store that day (possibly due to the final home game scheduled for K-State that night?), I enjoyed visiting with some facebook friends (Hi, Stacey & Joe) and also a gal from my hometown of Galesburg, KS.

Kerri's mom and I were best friends growing up and lived about two miles from each other. Oh, the memories!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by one of my book signings this past year. This journey would mean so much less without your friendship!
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