Saturday, December 10, 2011

Goodbye Delmarva

Boy, time goes by quickly when you're running around two states in one trip!

Oxford, as you've already seen, was beautiful. The hospitality at the Mystery Loves Company Bookstore was just as lovely.




They were ready for us, all decorated and cozy. Here are Kathy Harig and her husband Tom, owners of the shop. They like cats and were very willing to make sure I was in the picture with the sweets!




Coincidentally, their store was originally in Fells Point, Maryland, located just a couple of blocks away from Lancaster Street where part of the novel takes place. There are other locales readers will recognize as they make their way through a Temptation tale!

Here are Sherrie Connolly and her daughter Maddy, Julie and me. I liked them very much.




There were others whose names we'll always remember, too, and whose visits we'll cherish at this our first book signing trip. One couple came from Perry Hall just to see us, a more than two hour drive. Thank you so much, Nancy! I hope you enjoy the book. They received a special hug from Julie and me.

The next day, it was off to Delaware for Sunday's signing at Atlantic Books.


We loved our visit. The weather was perfect and, we were blessed with one of our favorite sights: Canada geese.




There've been other visits to this wonderful place since Julie hails from Maryland, but none as special as this one.

It's really made me happy to be a cat, and a special one at that.

--Tom

***We're doing our best to comment on other blogs, but we hope to really be able to catch up in the next few days. Thank you to all who give us their love and support.

15 comments:

Brian said...

Great pics Tom and it sure looks like all was going amazingly well. Happy weekend!!!

Marg said...

Those are super pictures and it sure looks like a good book signing tour. Hope you sold tons of books. Love the picture of the geese. Looks like you are really working hard Tom. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Those geese look quite tender and plump - did you get a taste Tom?
We're delighted to hear book signing went well.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Team Tabby said...

What a great book signing trip you are having, Tom, along with your mom in her former home state. Purrs from all of us!

Bengal Trio - Luna, Zulu -n- Eddy said...

Wow looks like you are having lots of fun meeing peoples! I hope your hooman let you have some sweets MOL! Don't get too close to those geese they ares meanies!! PURRS2U - Bengal Trio

Gattina said...

Very nice pictures, looks like a wonderful tour you had ! A book signing trip, I understand !

Mariodacat said...

Great pictures. M says if we didn't live so far away from where your book signing was, she would have been there right in line too cuz we really enjoyed the book.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We've been out of sorts a bit in our neck of the woods and have been catching up on your wonderful book signing trip and pictures! Mom would love to have a bookstore of her very own, but she will have to be happy in her role a parish librarian. We have a great mystery bookstore here in Minneapolis called Once Upon A Crime. Many of the independent shops have folded and that's too bad for the unique niche they fill, although mom is guilty as charged using Amazon for the prices. :(
Canada Geese are everywhere here in the Twin Cities. And so is their ever present goose poop. As long as you can sidestep their little land mines they are quite regal birds and fun to watch.

Sparkle said...

It sounds like your book tour has gone awesomely - how exciting!

Whisppy said...

What a whole lot of fun you had on your book tour!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like you met some interesting people and had a good trip.

ABBY said...

Tom what a great trip and so interesting. WE thank you for sharing it with us.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

What an exciting trip! We've always felt very strongly that cats belong in bookstores. People like to sit and read, and we like to sit on reading people. So it's logical, right?

The Island Cats said...

We're glad your book signing trip went so well! Did you get to chase any of those geese, Tom??

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Tom,
Mes hopes yous is enjoying your trip. Those geese looks just like the ones that was in our backyard for weeks and weeks before they finally went south.
BTW me has just about finished your book1 It is a ripping good tail!
Kisses
Nellie