It’s been a red-hot week here in Mobile, reading, speaking and selling copies of ‘Paddlefish’ at a whole host of book events. On Friday I had my first ever signing in a bookstore. I was at a fantastic independent bookshop called Page & Palette in Fairhope, Alabama. They are known for scheduling topnotch authors and in keeping with their high standards, had hosted Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, earlier in the week — not to mention Condaleeza Rice just the day before my event!
We’ve had a lot of laughs at the company I’ve been keeping in the press:
Well the event on Friday was a smashing success – Thank You Fairhope for coming out to support Paddlefish! Some of my nearest & dearest chick-friends stormed the scene about midway through and adorned me in all sorts of Texas regalia, then commandeered the sign from Condi’s signing the day before:
You know, just in case a wild mob of FFC fans decided to bumrush the signing table all at once. One can’t be too careful, especially since my chief muscle/security (The Professor) opted out of the bookstore gig to go redfishing in the MS marsh — with my heartfelt permission of course. So the sign really was most helpful. I think the part of the sign that had us totally reeling in laughter after NO HANDSHAKES was the fine print, BUT YOU CAN BLOW A KISS.
I think that just about sums it all up. Pucker up friends, I’ll blow you one back!