Event Report - Book Talk and Book Signing
On Thursday, September 27, I gave a talk about Kansas 1874 at the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita. My talk was part of their celebration of a new exhibit about the Wild West.
Only a few people came to hear me speak. The talk was booked only a few weeks before, so I don't know how well the Museum was able to get the word out. There were more Museum staffers there than attendees. Still, the talk went fine, and I sold some books. There's a chance that the Museum might stock some of my nonfiction titles. Last, I was able to look over the new exhibit. It's doesn't take up much space but it's good. If you visit the Museum of World Treasures, give yourself plenty of time to see everything, including their Wild West section.
The next day I hit the road so I could do a book signing at the Rivendell Bookstore in Abilene on Saturday, September 29. Again, only a few people came out, but quite a few books were bought. The store also chose to get copies of my nonfiction books for their own stock. I'll go back there once Kansas County Seat Conflicts is available.
The Abilene trip allowed me to do a little more sightseeing. I hadn't been to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in about 40 years, so on this trip I went. I didn't take a tour of the home, but I did walk through the Museum. I'm glad I was able to visit.
Funny thing about both events: I met SF fans! Some of the Museum staff were fans, as was one of the railroad fans who came to my Rivendell signing (and, well, the store too). I got the chance to talk up Encounters and the Whovians of Wichita. I hope they benefit from those chats.
I have two more signings coming up this week. I'll let you know how those go next week!