Posts Tagged ‘Nashville Indiana

07
Oct
08

Nashville Signing

Five members of Southern Indiana Writers went up to Nashville, Indiana in Brown County to sign and sell books at The Book Loft: Joanna Foreman (driver), Marian Allen, T. Lee Harris, Joy Kirchgessner and Bonnie Abraham. Those who couldn’t attend signed GHOSTS: ON THE SQUARE–AND ELSEWHERE at the meeting before the trip.

One of the churches was having a street festival beginning right next door to The Book Loft. One might hope that this would draw foot traffic into the store, but one would be wrong. Lured by free music, face painting, silent auctions, cheap food, jumble sales and books by the box, people passed us in droves. Joy and Joanna stood outside and shilled, passing out the GORGEOUS brochures that Joanna produced, and we did get some customers. Under the circumstances, we were not displeased, and we had fun, as always. Met a lot of really nice and interesting people, too, which is always a plus for a writer.

Bonnie taught Marian how to make the string figure “The Seagull”, but Marian can’t remember how to do it without Bonnie leading her through it, step by step.

Our next appearance is a split bill: Some of us will be at Corydon’s Halloween on the Square some time on October 24th and T. Lee Harris and Marian Allen will be in Muncie at the mystery convention Magna cum Murder on October 24-26.

11
Jul
08

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

We’ve been having a blast this summer. We went to ConGlomeration SF convention in Louisville, Kentucky, where we schmoozed with old friends and new, and had readings/signings at the Harrison County, Indiana Library and Widdershins (now Gaia’s Spiral) gift shop in Louisville.

Then there was our field trip, which was like calling the James Gang’s Great Northfield, Minnesota Bank Robbery a field trip. We met in Clarksville, Indiana and carpooled. Joy gave us “mood pencils” that change color with temperature, so that held up the works for about a quarter of an hour while we played with those. Then we sorted ourselves out and piled into cars like so many Keystone Kops and took off. We blew into Nashville, Indiana like an ill wind. Here is our mug shot:

Us'ns

Us'ns

This will be on the cover of our official 2008 anthology, MOST WANTED.

After we made bail, we took over the Hob Nob and wolfed down a wagon-load of vittles and moseyed around the corner to The Book Loft and left some of our anthologies for sale. When ten hard-bitten characters like us start milling around your store muttering things like, “Nice little place you got here. Be a shame if something BAD happened to a nice little place like this…,” you stock whatever they hand you. heh heh heh

Now we’re making plans to hit Columbus, Ohio’s Context spec-fic lit convention in September. The fun never stops.