Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Celebrate the Book Festival: Part 1: A Long Adventurous Day!

Rob and Jane with the ghost in the middle
Me and the "I'm with Ghost" ghost
On October 19, I gave a talk and did book signings at the "Celebrate the Book Festival" in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  I learned about the festival from my new friend Jane Wakely, a paranormal romance writer that I met earlier this year at the Frederick Book Festival.
  Jane and I applied to the book festival and got a table side-by-side again (as we wound up at the previous book festival, which is how we met). She has such a great sense of humor, and I admired all the post cards of her e-book romance novels (because they were filled with hot, muscular guys).
Jane selling her paranormal romances!
Jill (author of historical romances) and Jane
  Although the book festival wasn't too busy (I sold just 5 books, sadly, which didn't pay a fraction of the cost it took to get there and register), it was a good time. I didn't get any messages during the event, but I did before I got there. 

You'll read about that really cool mother's message tomorrow.

The Vampire Package I won
  It took about 3 hours to get there and 2 1/2 hours to drive back, so it made for a very long day. 
I did put in for a couple of raffles and won a "Vampire" basket which contained the novels "Dracula" and Anne Rice's
Hello Pennsylvania!
Rob and Jill side-by-side
Rob's booth at the book fair
    Vampire novel "Interview with a Vampire," as well as (blood-red) red wine, which I knew Tom would appreciate. - I was thinking of our friend Isabella when I put in tickets for that raffle, too, because she writes great novels about vampires (and other supernatural entities) in adult fiction novels. 
   Here are some pictures from the event.

Passed by Gettysburg on the way home

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next