Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An update on 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado

A couple of book signings are scheduled over the next several weeks for our book, 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado.

Co-author John Hacker and I will be at Countryside Floral, 109 3. 39th, Joplin, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6. Countryside is currently one of three Joplin outlets for the book, along with Changing Hands Book Shop and Hastings.

We will return for our second signing at Hastings, where the book had its launch Saturday, September 24, and has become the biggest selling locally written book in that store's history with more than 400 sold there the last time I checked. Our second signing is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 10.

Of course, 5:41 is also available online from its own store at CreateSpace and from Amazon.com, as well as from other internet book sellers.

THe success we have had with the book thus far has primarily come through word of mouth. As of this writing, we have not had any publicity from newspapers, but we offer a big thanks to our Joplin area television stations which have been extremely supportive.

The accompanying photo was taken when John Hacker and I visited Toni Valliere and Gary Bandy at KSN's Living Well show September 22.

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