I have four book signings of I Remember Fishing with Dad after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. If you live in the Salem, OR, Redmond, WA, Stanwood WA, and Indianapolis, IN areas it would be fun if you could stop by. I’d love to see you and share my book with you.

Saturday, November 28th, 12:00-4:00pm at Just Dust Publishers ofice, McMinnville, OR

The first book signing is at first Christmas Open House held at the the office of Just Dust Publishers (JDP),  1055 NE Irvine St, McMinnville, OR. JDP authors will be there with their books to sign and to sell. JDP will hold a drawing for fun gifts and a grand prize worth $600–A two night stay at our vacation rental for up to 6 people in the heart of McMinnville!! (Must attend open house, although no need to be present for actual drawing to win.)  All are welcome to come for Christmas cookies and to ask questions about writing/publishing. No need to RSVP, however, those who do will have a gift waiting under the tree! To register go to http://www.JustDustPublisher.com.

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Saturday, December 5th, 3:00-5:00pm, at the Snow Goose Bookstore, Stanwood, WA

The second book signing event will take place at the historic Snow Goose Books and Frame Shop in Stanwood, WA, 8716 271st St NW. Dad and I will be together at this signing.

The Snow Goose Bookstore in Stanwood’s historic East End has been a community icon for more than 30 years, sharing great reads with booklovers of all ages. For those same 30 years, Let’s Frame It also operated on Main Street, offering custom framing and art to our community.

Over the years I have displayed some of my paintings at Lets Frame It. Recently Snow Goose these two Stanwood landmarks into the new Snow Goose Books and Frames. They’re still the familiar old-fashioned bookshop, staffed by friendly readers, proud to offer you an eclectic, hand-picked selection of new books, great cards, and unique and thoughtful gift items. And now their frame shop brings a wonderful new dimension to our commitment to service, with custom frames, mounting and laminating to preserve your treasured art and keepsakes. I’m excited to partner with these anchor tenants in Stanwood, and to encourage people to shop and support local institutions.

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Monday, December 7th, 6:00-7:30pm at McDonalds Books, Redmond, WA

The third book signing event is at McDonalds Books, 6979 Gilman St, from 6:00-7:30pm, within walking distance of our apartment.

I’m hoping to do a book reading at 6:30pm if any kids are there.

McDonald’s Book Exchange has been in business for over 38 years making them the longest independently owned used bookstore not only in Redmond, but in the entire east side. Providing a fair and friendly exchange for our community and loyal customers has been their passion for over thirty years, and I’m excited to be sharing my book at this east side landmark.

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Friday, December 11th, 2:00-5:00 at the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

My fourth book signing is at the Harrison Center for the Arts, where dad and I painted many of the watercolors that illustrate my book. Since its inception, the Harrison Center for the Arts has sought to be a catalyst for renewal in Indianapolis. Their mission has always been bigger than art for art’s sake. Today, they are fostering the creation of new art, building a community among artists and emerging art patrons, creating new partnerships, and providing a forum for public conversations between artists and the community. In short, they’re using art to change the world. We’re using “cultural development” to change the community in which we live and work.

You can learn more about this dynamic cultural organization at their web site: http://www.harrisoncenter.org.

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Here is one of my favorite Harrison Center for the Arts photos. It was taken shortly before we left Indy. One evening our family climbed unto the roof of the Harrison Center for the Arts Facility, which is also the home of the church I pastored in Indianapolis, Redeemer Presbyterian. There on the roof we watched the sunset and said our goodbyes.

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Finally, I’m trying to get my friend Paul Baumgarten, who took all the photographs for this book, join me at this signing. I haven’t heard back from him, introverted man he is. If you live in the Indy and know Paul, lean on him a little bit for me would you :).

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And if you can’t join me for any of these book signing events, you can have you can join me digitally. If you buy my book online I will sign it and you’ll have your signed copy! Here’s a link to do that.