Thursday, July 24, 2014

Double Feature: Not Your Mother's Book Signing at STL Books

 Last week I was among two dozen local writers who participated in a a double Not Your Mother's Book signing at STL Books in Kirkwood, MO. The signing featured contributors from NYMB: On Being a Mom, which several writing friends and I have a stories in, and NYMB: On Family, which several of my writing friends have stories in.

My good friend and High Hill Press CEO Lou Turner picked me up and drove me and another good friend Marcia Gaye to the event in Lou's luxurious Lincoln, which did just about everything except drive itself.

Several of my writing friends have already blogged about the gala. I'm a bit late chiming in, but I wanted to post these photos in case you missed the report anywhere else.

The first shot is of the generous and gracious STL Books owner Robin Theiss kicking off the festivities, while NYMB editors Dianna Graveman and Linda O'Connell look on.

Contributor Jenny Beatrice reads her
sweet story about her daughter.

Sioux Roslawski reads her
hilarious tale about her son.

Dianna and Linda relax
after the event.

I snapped this photo from Lou's
SUV. After hiking a few blocks
to the parking lot, my feet were screaming.
It was a long night, but lots of fun!


  1. Donna--It WAS a fun evening. However, something must be wrong with your camera. In real life, I am much thinner, much taller and much younger. ;)

    1. You look great, and your story was wonderful! Wish I had your courage to read so well in front of an audience.

  2. Enjoyed your comment about the Lincoln! Sounds like you three arrived in style. Great pictures!

  3. It sounds like the best sort of author book signing--friends, readings, and a great indie bookstore!

    1. Hi Clara,
      You are so right. It was a wonderful time.

  4. I had such a great time! It's always so much fun to see all my writer peeps in one place.

    Critter Alley

  5. Sounds like the event was a rollicking success! Wish I could have made it, but I had a previous engagement. If only all of you could drive to my house, and read to me on the front lawn, I could be persuaded to tell a story or two. I'd even let that Lincoln park on the grass!

  6. Donna, thank you for posting these photos and this recap. I love that night shot. It WAS fun, and I thank you and Lou and Marcia and everyone else in attendance. What a wonderful time seeing so many writer friends.

  7. Donna, you're wonderful! I've been out of town since Weds and just saw your blog. I'm biased, but I thought it was such a fun event with many of my favorite local authors. I'm so glad we were able to sell so many books and help the Family Resource Center, too! xoxox

  8. Hi Pat,
    It is always fun to spend time with friends.

    Hi Val,
    Wish you could've been there!

    Hi Linda,
    You are welcome. It was a blast1

    Hi Robin,
    You are too sweet. Helping the Family Resource Center with our book sales was a plus!

  9. Even the ride over to STL Books was fun with the three of us together again. Robin was a great host and the store is very used friendly. Dianna & Linda were as gracious as always. And the treats were yummy. Best of all were the readings.A very good night!

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