Not only is it a thrill to hold the book, my father’s tale, in my hand. But even more exciting, in a different way perhaps, is to see others laugh, smile, and read the first few pages of the book and come out with great comments. I took a few books to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books today. I met old and new friends; authors, publishers, editors, and just friends. They look at the cover and the smile starts. they read the back cover and laugh at “A Norwegian and an Irishman meet in a Texas bar…” Their expression gets serious as they read the first page or two, and then hand it back and say. “Hey, this is good, really good. I can’t wait to get a copy and read the whole thing.” Speaking engagements, book signings, etc., are starting to get scheduled.
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