After a foggy, dizzily, dreary Saturday drive to La Crosse, I spent a bright and cheery afternoon signing books at Barnes & Noble. Joining me for the book signing were Kenny Salwey (the Last River Rat), my daughter Sue, with her book about one room schools, and Travis Dewitz with his Blaze Orange book of deer hunting photos.
It’s the people who stop by to talk that make these events interesting. A couple drove all the way across the state from Sheboygan to buy a few signed books. Long time friends from Monona, Iowa, Elmer Marting and his wife Carol and daughter Leanne drove through the gloom of an unusual mid-December day to chat for a bit. So did nephew and niece Jerry and Barb Johnson—but for them the drive was short as they live in Holman.
And not to forget Sam Scinta, publisher for Fulcrum Press and Richard Chrz with Barnes & Noble who put the event together. Sometimes we forget to mention and thank those working behind the scenes who make these events work.
It was a good afternoon, and my last event for 2014. Time now to put my feet up for a few days before 2015 rolls around and a new season of events appears on my calendar.
THE OLD TIME SAYS: In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, remember to spend some time relaxing.
January 28, 2015 7:00 p.m. Stoughton Opera House. A Farm Winter.
Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fund raiser for them): Patterson Memorial Library
The library now has available both of Jerry’s DVDs, Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps and Jerry Apps A Farm Story.
Also available are several of Jerry’s book including The Quiet Season (on which the DVD A Farm Winter is based), as well as Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm, (which are related to the DVD Jerry Apps a Farm Story). Also available is Jerry’s new novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
50 Division St.Wild Rose, WI 54984