Well in a few hours I will be leaving for the lovely little towns of Randles and Perkins Missouri. I am so looking forward to this trip. Last time we were there they were just beginning to bloom. Usually by the first of May they have started showing there colors in a big way and by Mother's day they are in full bloom. The really nasty winter that they had there kept that from happening this year. They started late so this weekend they should be putting on a show. I can't wait to get lost in that magnificent sea of color not to mention the fragrance that will fill the air at night there.Of course that isn't the main reason I'm going but it is a damn good close second. In the little town of Perkins is a small store and in that store is a small but very good little restaurant. Buddy and I would usually go there for breakfast when we were there. The food is good and the atmosphere is usually quiet or on the mornings when the local farmers have the time they will gather there and enjoy a meal or even just a cup of coffee. They will sit around and talk about their farms, the weather, their families, or in a lot of cases politics. It brings to mind what it must have been like a hundred years ago when the farmers would stop off at the local store and catch up on the local gossip.
On the morning we were there we would go there and I quite often would carry my laptop and while waiting for our breakfast to appear I would work on the first book. The people who own the store know this and they were more than happy to assist an aspiring author. When I was there a couple of weeks ago they asked if I could come back this weekend and do a book signing. My book is not in hard copy yet but I told them I would be more than happy and to bring copies of the covers and sign them.
They were tickled over this concept so this weekend I'm going back to the place where this all stated. The fact that the people there asked for me to do this is what really makes me happy. They could have resented the book and thrown a monkey wrench in in the whole thing. Now it is a small town and I don't expect there to be a large turnout for this event and I'm OK with that. I was invited to do this and I'm am more than happy to comply.
I think they are hoping that my books will do for them what another book did for a certain little town in Alaska. That's putting a lot of faith into my book but if it makes them feel good then I'm happy.
It is beautiful there. Now it wouldn't be a lot of people's cup of tea but I like it.
Anyway off I go to do what writers do to sell books and connect with people. I'm looking forward to the whole experience.
So wish me luck and I will be posting pics of the trip. May you all have a pleasant weekend and I hope you don't run into the guy with the sinus problem I encountered earlier. If you do check to see if his tail gate is wired shut to keep him from making an ass of himself, that really was funny. Bye for mow and will check in soon.