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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Frogman and Four-Eyed Frog Books

I was driving through Gualala, California when I saw an adopt a highway sign: the litter free road was compliments of Four-Eyed Frog Books.

The store is situated on Ocean Drive and is a labor of love for Frogman Joel Crockett, who operates it as a kind of community center. When I told him I’d just published a novel, he asked if I’d like to be a guest on his Friday Fun radio show.

As promised, the show was FUN. And the reading I did on Saturday afternoon was also enjoyable.

Four-Eyed Frog special orders books and offers on-line fulfillment. Their website is http://www.foureyedfrog.com We need to support local businesses like Joel’s because they offer so much more than a place to buy things — they offer a place to gather, to interact with knowledgable booksellers, and in the case of Four-Eyed Frog, pick up litter along the highway!

Publication Party!

Last night one hundred friends gathered on the back patio of The Gate in Belmont to celebrate the publication of “Wax”. ┬áMany, many thanks to all who helped with the event: Jackie Enx for organizing the band, Larry Poncini for the fabulous roast pig, Rhonda, Susan, Julie and Barry for set up and decorations. ┬áHere they are at work!

Bob’s Beach Books Authors’ Fair

An important stop on the Tin Can Camper Book Tour!

I never know what to expect and I’m never disappointed.

Bob’s Beach Books is a small but vibrant store in Lincoln City, Oregon. The staff orchestrated a delightful day for readers and writers, scheduling two morning talks with authors and publishers at the Bijou Theater – just down the block — then housing about fifty authors in tents for an afternoon of book signing. Wonderful volunteers served snacks throughout the day and the event culminated with a reception hosted by book-lovers Sheila and Everett. The food and Oregon wines were delicious. I’m told Shelia spent a week cooking; I was especially partial to the stuffed mushrooms. Yum.

I hope I get invited back next year. Hint. I had a great time.