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My first book signing

This past week I was kept completely busy around the house and also with promoting my book. Not only did I have a full schedule with my daughter’s therapist coming to my house, but I had to work around those hours to drop books off at the post office. I even drove to Little Rock a few times to run errands. These next few weeks I’m going to be just as busy. There’s a saying from somewhere that it’s best to keep busy and time fly, then to be sitting around bored and time linger.


I had my first book signing this past Thursday at the Civitan Preschool. Clifford the big red dog made his appearance, making most of the kids hyper with excitement. My best friend Steaven Walsh came with me to help out with the event. We laugh and awed each kid that came by, heading straight towards either the big cake next to us or the big red dog standing next to the cake. Somehow they seemed more interested in pull on his tail or playing with his ears. A couple of kids cried at the sight of such a creature they’ve never seen before, which had all of us saying “Awe” at the same time. The parents tried a few times to show that Clifford isn’t that scary, but it wasn’t a successful ploy.


I did however, sell a few books, autographing each one. I talked to a few kids about their first fish, learning that one little girl actually ‘bathed’ her fish. Yes, bathed! She dumped hand soap in the fish tank and yelled to her mom that she was giving the fish a bath.

The event had a small turn out of people, but we were sure there would’ve been more to show up had it not stormed, raining out the event. A few of the ladies who were in charge of the event said that they will have it again next year and hope that it’ll be a better turn out. I added that I will be happy to hold another book signing for them.


This week I will be having a book reading at the boys and girls club in Bryant. I’m really looking forward to it.

Book signing at a book fair


This Thursday Civitan Preschool in Benton, Arkansas will be having a Scholastic Book Fair to celebrate Clifford’s 50th birthday. The Civitan Preschool has teachers that have extensive training and experience in working with kids with special needs; Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, and many other children with disabilities and special needs.

This book fair will help the preschool in purchasing books for their classrooms. They will be providing OT, PT, ST, and any other developmental services so that all children will be able to attend and enjoy the book fair. There will be door prizes, cake, and free screenings for children. And the first 50 kids to come will get a free book.

I will be there signing my children’s book, Dana’s First Fish. I will be donating a percentage of my sales from that day to the Civitan Preschool.

Everyone is invited to come join us at Civitan Center, 121 Cox St., Benton, Arkansas 72015. If you have any questions concerning the book fair ask for Julie (501)776-0691

Here’s a link to the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/343452182453043/

Hope to see you there!