Our awesome Sterling sales rep, Teresa Rolfe Kravtin of Southern Territory Associates, has lined up an unbelievable schedule of visits for Susan Spain (author) and me (illustrator) to celebrate THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA all over our grand state of Georgia! And while these are photos of the two of us at our various signings, what I'd really like for you to focus on are the stores in the backgrounds - the wonderful independent bookstores who have been our kind and generous hosts. These guys are my heroes!
     So! Here I was at Cowan's Book Nook at their Blue Ridge location (they're also in Ellijay) the day after Thanksgiving. (We had a great stream of people while I was there!) Thanks to Melinda and Ansley for setting me up right!

     The next day I met up with Susan at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. This is the awesome store where I first learned about my sale of SOAP, SOAP, SOAP ~ JABON, JABON, JABON, so I will always have a soft spot for owners Ellen, Karen, and Jackie. And if you live nearby, you have to check out Karen's incredible decorating job - the store is chock full of Christmas fairies - so cute!

     Saturday Susan and I had a personal escort through the Atlanta Airport (thanks Terri!) for two book signings. The first was at Areas in Concourse D:

And the second was at Diverse in Concourse C (thanks Marcus!):

     The second store turned out to be the better location as people meandered by rather than rushed to their next destination. But overall it was a very successful day - we sold and signed lots of copies!
     In both locations I created a peach... When I do one of these, I give the first to the bookstore I'm visiting, but I believe I'll end up with extras which I am happy to sell to you - email me at elizabeth at dulemba dot com for details.
     Thursday we headed down to Scott's Bookstore in Newnan, Georgia. Here is Teresa, Susan, Me and Earlene, the fabulous owner who regaled us with stories of Alan Jackson (in the book) and Lewis Grizzard!

And Susan and me signing away...

And check back in, because the tour continues! Here's the schedule:
Friday, December 3: Downtown Conyers Christmas Party, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, December 6: Atlanta Press Club Authors Party, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 7: Hall Book Exchange (Gainseville), 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 9: Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, 7:00 pm
Saturday, Decmber 10: Cathedral Bookstore, downtown Atlanta, 9:00 am; Decatur Library, 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 11: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE! I sure would love to see you if you can drop by!

UPDATE!!! - CLICK HERE to read more about our tour as it keeps going!


Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

What an amazing roster of events! Your hands must be cramping from all the signing!

Elizabeth O Dulemba said...

Susan signed something like 250 books in Columbus the other day, so she has definitely signed to the point of hand-cramps. I'm still hoping for the honor. :)