29 June 2009

Book signing news

Earlier this month, Daniel attended our first book signing events in California. The first was at Beehive Bookstore in Campbell. He had a great time meeting the people that worked there and talking to patrons who came in. A lot of books were sold for the event and people were very excited to discuss the details of our trips. If you're in the South Bay, Beehive is a great place to stop in for a friendly chat and a good selection of LDS books and merchandise.

If you are anywhere near Fresno, Far West Books is the place to be. The owners invited us to come down and sign books at their store. Daniel had a large stack to sign for people that had ordered books for the event. He enjoyed discussing our trips and research with the people that came in and especially with the store's owner Leon Henderson, who served a mission in Guatemala. He and his wife Louise posed for a picture with Daniel at their store.

The signing was on a Saturday and Daniel gave a fireside the next evening at the Fresno stake center. The Hendersons had put together a nice event, with over 100 people attending. Many were from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, so Daniel had a good time sharing experiences with them.

We are looking forward to what we have scheduled this July. Daniel will be flying to Utah to sign books at several locations and Derek has recently moved to Utah, so he may be joining him. On Friday 10 July, we will be at a Barnes & Noble in Salt Lake City, 1104 E. 2100 S., from 7-9 pm. On Saturday 11 July, we will be at The Book Table in Logan, 29 South Main, at about 10:30 am. This will be a big event with other authors, so we will see what happens. We will also be at a Barnes & Noble that evening in Bountiful, 340 S. 500 W., from 7-9 pm. These are our first events in Utah this year, so we are very excited. We are also talking to friends to put together an informal fireside at a someone's home on Sunday 12 July, so hopefully that will happen as well.

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