Book Signing at Holy Spirit

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book signingBook Four! Sucked into Cyberspace. I’m finished. Writing is exhausting and exciting at the same time. Looking back on the journey I’ve made, the predominent feeling is definitely exhaustion. That’s until you get a chance to take your paperback to a book signing or author night. What a rush! I’d have to say, the most exciting part was seeing the line of young people lining up to buy my book. Needless to say, I sold out. Thanks to everyone who made my dream a reality. And thanks to Holy Spirit for allowing me to come and share my work.

Book Signing

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booksmartSelling books is not as easy as I thought, but I’m enjoying the experience. To date, I’ve scheduled four events and sold quite a few books. Today was BookSmart in Morgan Hill. What a great time was had by all! When I arrived, there was a birthday party happening in the cafe. I read my book to a few children and did some signing. I had some friends and family members come through too. Thanks to Isabel and her lovely boys for coming out to support me. Jim, it was great to catch up with you. My wife and son, parents, and mother-in-law also came. Towards the end of the day, I had small crowds join me. Then, at the end of the day, my family gathered at a great restaurant for an early Mother’s Day celebration. Whew!

Book Signing at Crossroads

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signingI did another book signing yesterday in Morgan Hill at Crossroads Christian School. Marie Sontag, was there with me to sell her book The Bronze Dagger. I was selling Stink Bomb. What a splendid time we had entertaining the kids and signing our books. Thanks to Christine DeCurtis who organized the event and coordinated the book signing.mariehe book signing.

There was a nice sized crowd there for the event, and of course, lots of children.

If you’re in Morgan Hill today, come out and see me at BookSmart.

Date: May10th

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location:

BookSmart

80 East 2nd St.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

BookSmart, Morgan Hill, CA

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As you know, I’m doing a book signing at BookSmart in Morgan Hill in May. Part of a book signing is answering questions. Believe it or not, readers often want to do more than just read your book. They want to know about the process of writing. That’s sometimes why they come to a book signing. They may even be budding writers. Here are some typical questions you might have to field if you’re ever doing a book signing.

  1. Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
    2. How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
    3. What kind of research did you do for this book?
    4. What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
    5. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
    6. What’s the best thing about being an author?
    7. What are you working on now?
    8. What advice would you give aspiring writers?
    9. Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
    10. What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
    11. If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

Meet San Jose author and educator Rick Crawford a.k.a. Ricky Bruce and get a signed copy of Stink Bomb.

Date: May10th

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location:

BookSmart

80 East 2nd St.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

When a group of wolf spiders invades Grub’s home in Riverbank, he and his bug friends send out the call for Stink Bomb, the most fearsome insect superhero known to the world.

Stink Bomb is a great read for ages 7-10 year olds.

BookSmart

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Meet San Jose author and educator Rick Crawford a.k.a. Ricky Bruce and get a signed copy of Stink Bomb.

Date: May10th

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location:

BookSmart

80 East 2nd St.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

When a group of wolf spiders invades Grub’s home in Riverbank, he and his bug friends send out the call for Stink Bomb, the most fearsome insect superhero known to the world.butterflies flower hill

Stink Bomb is a great read for ages 7-10 year olds.

Book Signings

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My book signing is approaching. In fact, next month at the beginning of May, I will be doing two book signings in the Morgan Hill area. Believe it or not, there are some traditions in how to sign a book and ways to make the whole experience eventful and easy on the writer. Here are some simple tips to help you prepare to autograph your books!

1. Decide where to sign.

Sign books on the title page, which is where most books are autographed, though you can also sign the inside cover. In some cases, you may want to sign the front cover, though this is rare and would probably only be appropriate for a coffee table book.

2. Personalize your message.

People want the book inscribed to them personally unless it’s a gift. Ask, “Should I sign this to you?” Use their first name and always ask for the spelling since even common names can have unusual spellings.

If you have time, try to personalize your message in some way: “It was great meeting you.”

3. Choose a signature phrase.

Ideally you should have one to three phrases that you write each time you sign a book so you don’t have to think too hard! Your message can also be memorable and should fit within the space allotted.

Here are some typical phrases:

All my best

Thanks

In gratitude

To your health

Much appreciation

Warm wishes

Best regards

Onward

Your friend

4. Make sure your name is legible.

Consider the fact that someday your book could be a collector’s item! Make your name legible. Sloppiness is unprofessional. You should sign first and last name.

5. Add a date (optional).

Recipients will appreciate it when you date your inscription.

6. Use a good pen.

Never forget to bring a couple of high quality pens that flow. Do yourself a favor and invest in a nice pen. It doesn’t matter if the ink is blue or black, if the barrel is thick or thin, just choose something that you love and that makes you feel like an author! Make sure the ink dries quickly too.

For those of you who autograph the cover or inside cover, a Sharpie will probably be your best choice.

Book Signing

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Meet San Jose author and educator Rick Crawford a.k.a. Ricky Bruce and get a signed copy of Stink Bomb.

Date: May10th

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location:

BookSmart

80 East 2nd St.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

When a group of wolf spiders invades Grub’s home in Riverbank, he and his bug friends send out the call for Stink Bomb, the most fearsome insect superhero known to the world.butterflies flower hill

Stink Bomb is a great read for ages 7-10 year olds.

 

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