The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Book Signing For a Cause

        Yesterday a couple of writing friends had a book signing at Main Street Books in St. Charles, Missouri. It was a food drive as well; if you brought in a canned food item, you got a discount--everyone was a winner.

      Linda O'Connell was there, looking lovely as usual, with her pen ready (and busy). Tammy Goodsell was right next to her, looking quite professional (and thin, the b@#ch!). Also there was Cathi LaMarche and Theresa Sanders. I ran into Lynn Obermoeller who got a trailer-full of books signed, as well as Dianna Graveman. A late lunch after the signing was over gave us more time to chat.

      Linda is working on a book-length memoir, along with her  17 weekly submissions (and 95% of them get published). Tammy is compiling a collection of her Senior Sex(less) in the City stories, and Lynn is working on a novel with letters at the core of the story. Dianna is busy with her  new writing and editing business that is now booming.

      Sadly, I did not have my camera with me (and no, I don't have one of those new-fangled phones that does those kind of fancy things), so I will have to pull up a couple of older photos I have of Linda and Tammy.

This is Linda O'Connell, circa 1995. She and her husband vacationed at the beach this summer;
apparently, she's always loved the ocean and embraced life by the sea...
This is Tammy a few years ago. Okay, so she had hair extensions during that phase of her life.
You can't blame a girl for wanting to feel "glamorous" once in  a while...

         If you have not gotten a gift for someone, a Chicken Soup for the Soul book would be a wonderful present. (And if you're sneaky like me, you'll read it first--carefully--and then wrap it up for the giftee.)


  1. Are you sure this was a book-signing? Sounds more like a convention of multi-taskers. I'm happy to hear that they enjoyed a brief respite before bringing home the bacon and frying it up in the pan.

    Good to know I'm not the only one that reads books before giving them as gifts!

  2. Where the heck did you find my picture? Oh you stinker. Thanks for coming out to support us.

  3. are too funny! It should be explained that Linda did not wear her giant fern frond for the book signing, though she is very serious about going green. I think you might have linked to my email, though. Although if you leave it, I might just get lots of new (and probably very enthusiastic) suitors for the book! Thanks so much for all you did!!!

  4. You're too funny. I have yet to post anything about the book signing. How do you all do that so quickly? Yikes! Wish you would've came before I did so I could have stole your idea...

  5. I love living in Georgia, but I hate missing out on all the fun y'all have up there! Sounds like a great time.

  6. Both Linda and Tammy look exactly as I pictured they would at the beach. :-)



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