The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Book Signing--Story Mining

      This Tuesday there is going to be a book signing in Kirkwood. Lots of local St. Louis area writers will be there. The two editors extraordinaire--Linda O'Connell and Dianna Graveman--will be there as well. There will be refreshments, chats with the writers, and pony rides...


(Okay, perhaps I'm mixing this event up with a different event. Don't count on the pony ride part.)




      There will also be readings from several authors. I will be sharing my story about my son and his tattoos.




      "Tat Boy" (I sometimes thought this would be a great nickname for him) is today being honored at a "White Coat" ceremony. He's been accepted into the Doctor of Osteopathy program in Kirksville, Missouri and will eventually be a D.O. (An incredible D.O.--Dr. Fred Duhart--delivered my babies and did the same thing for another one of the WWWPs...Small world, huh?)


      So, come to Kirkwood on Tuesday and be prepared to buy some books, toast Tat Boy today in Kirksville, and be assured: I've been able to mine many stories from my son's experiences, but the excavation process has not come to an end. I'm sure I will get much more fodder as his schooling continues...




20 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that you are going to be one of the readers!!! And congratulations to your son, you must be so proud---rightfully so! So excited for him too!

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    1. Lynn--I am glad we're in another book together. (Your story in Linda's book was hilarious, by the way. I haven't done much perusing in Dianna's book, but I will.)

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  2. Wish I were close enough to support all you gals! I am sure you will have a great day. Congrats to your son...know that is a challenging road he is on!!!

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    1. Claudia--Thanks. Yes, it IS a challenging path, but I think he can do it.

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  3. You will really have some stories when your son the doctor starts treating pig-men and ladies poisoned by licking cheap-glue envelopes and old men with Magic-Markered eyebrows and gals who want a shot because of a dog bite. I hope he learns how to forcefully say, "Not shot. Dog bite. Woof-woof. Not bang-bang."

    Sorry I can't make the event. I'm sure it will be wild and crazy.

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    1. Val--If the end of that first paragraph is from Seinfeld, I don't remember it. As always, I'm waving my white flag as I bow down to you.

      Of course you can't make it. You are part of the witness protection program, and your agents did NOT okay you heading to BigCityLand during the week.
      (I'll try to remember to take pictures.)

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    1. Shay--I know it! Ponies are such a draw...

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  5. Sioux, the punch line in your story makes me chuckle just thinking about it. Looking forward to this evening and can't wait.

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    1. Linda--I am looking forward to Tuesday, too. I've been reading the stories, and each one makes me laugh.

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  6. Congratulations to "Tat Boy!" It is indeed a small world, because I also know Dr. Fred Duhart and his wonderful reputation for delivering babies in gentle, non-intrusive births. Glad you'll be reading!

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    1. Thanks (speaking for Tat Boy). Yes, Dr. Duhart was a gentle giant, and he made sure his moms had the gentlest possible experiences.

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  7. Big congrats to your son for his wonderful accomplishment! And now I'm whining for the third time about being too far South to enjoy the book signing. Y'all just have too much fun up there. And that's a good thing. :)

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    1. Lisa--You could always come for a visit. (Hint hint.)

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  8. Congratulations to Tat Boy! That's awesome!

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    1. Thanks (speaking for him). When he was a teenager, he used to think HE was awesome. Now, he's much wiser...

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  9. I wish I lived closer to hear you read! (By the way, I finished the book "I WIll Survive" and it was awesome! It was so awesome that I'm going to share it with a friend of mine who is going through a difficult time and then I'm going to share it with my daughter who is bipolar and then.... well you get the point. Thanks so much for sending it to me!)

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    1. Pat--You're quite welcome. Yes, the stories in the book ARE inspiring. If you have the time and the inclination, you could write an Amazon review for the book.

      When we're going through a rough patch, sometimes all we need is a little encouragement...

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  10. Oh, I wish I could come to Kirkwood!! What fun for you!!!

    Pearl

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    1. And I wish I could come to Minneapolis--you make it sound like such a fun place!

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