Pete and Becky, owners of THE BOOK FROG, the happeningest book store west of the Mississippi, have been kind enough to stock THE EIGHT FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON and invite me out for a signing event.
The book can be found in the memoir and humor section.
You can believe me when I tell you I'm looking forward to my first legit book store signing at THE BOOK FROG June 30th. Not that tire store book signings are a bad thing.
THE BOOK FROG is something special. They've always got something going on. There are
book discussions, readings, story time, and some exceptionally interesting characters.
I'm looking forward to meeting Becky and hearing about her adventures in the book business.
The last time I saw Pete was 30 years ago. He was in the process of insulting, I might add with great style and panache, a security guard who had the audacity to kick us off of a college sound stage. We were working on our buddy Andy Peterson's college film and we didn't exactly have permission to use the facilities. We were ahead of our time. We were guerrilla film makers.
I'm betting you'd have to look long and hard to find a book store owner with a more interesting collection of exploits than Pete Ledesma. Football player, band member, Elvis impersonator, teacher, actor, stand-up comic, book store owner; this guy has been around the block a few times.
Yeah, I'm thinking the prospect of a conversation with modern day renaissance man Pete Ledesma is worth the trip out to THE BOOK FROG.
I'll be at THE BOOK FROG June 30th. Hope to see you there too.