So yesterday I headed to Canyon, TX, for a signing at Burrowing Owl Books. I’d like to thank the proprietor, Dallas Bell, for hosting the event. I had a great time. Burrowing Owl Books is a welcoming, cozy place. I wish it weren’t so far away; it’s the sort of place I would hang out in on a regular basis. They have a great selection of new and used books; I intend to return when I can spend more time. The selection of regional books looks especially interesting.
The signing was for Road Kill Volume 2. Summer Baker was the other author in attendance. That’s her on the left in the picture below. The crusty looking guy next to her is me, in case you were wondering.
We were sitting at a table just inside the door. There had been a hard freeze the night before, but the afternoon had warmed up nicely and the door to the shop was open. Business was brisk, and the first hour flew by. While we didn’t sell out, most of the books were gone by the time we were done. Summer and I signed a some stock for the store. I don’t know if Burrowing Owl does mail order, but you can contact them and ask.
Summer and I had not met before. We had a chance to chat a bit during the second hour when things slowed down some. I found her to be a charming and interesting young lady who is very serious about her writing. She’s a member of a rather large writer’s group. If I understood her correctly, this was her first professional sale. I don’t expect it will be her last.
Everyone seemed pleased with the signing and thought it was a success. I’d like to thank Dallas again for hosting us. I had a wonderful time. If you’re in the area, do stop in. Burrowing Owl Books is on the square in Canyon. The square is a groovy place with a great coffee shop (I stopped by before driving home) and a tavern (if I hadn’t been driving) along with some shops I’m sure my wife will want to visit.