Today my Dad, Jory, and I had a book signing at the Winnsboro Emporium in Winnsboro, Texas. We were representing his new book, Bukowski & Me, and my new book, Field Combat Manual For Zombie Slayers. If you are not familiar with Winnsboro, it is a Western Cowtown as any. Rich with history, many villians and heroes alike have stopped there. Now Winnsboro focuses mainly on cultural arts, farming, and ranching. With a 'Main Street America' feel to it, this historic destination is a must visit for all travelers.

      

  The signing went well, I thought, we sold a few. I remember being young, maybe 8 or 10 years old, and attending book signings with my parents, and being bored during lulls in between customers. After today, I realize my Dad must have been thrilled to get people in the door to check out his book, because that's how it was for me. I was thrilled when some folks came through the door, and made a beeline for us and our books. It's nice to talk to people in a knowledgable state about something you have a passion for.
    A family came in the store, and I heard the five year-old boy behind the aisle partition perk up about seeing a book of Star Wars. I knew at once that this young man had class. I figured him to be a young Zombie Slayer, however, I was surprised when he picked out one of my Dad's recent western books from The Running Gun series for his parents to buy for him. Once again, it was confirmed that the boy had superb taste. I asked the boy, whose name was Alexandru, and being part-Romanian, if he liked Iron Man. He matter-of-factly stated that he "likes all of the Super Heroes". Man, this kid is wise. After my Dad signed the book to Alexandru, he said "I hope you enjoy the book", to which Alex smugly replied: "I'll read it later, when I can read"...
   What an awesome day, filled with great experiences. I returned home a published, and paid author; pretty cool...