Two Firsts For Me

I just spent a delightful weekend meeting many hundreds of children and their parents at children’s book fairs in Sunnyvale and Lafayette, California. I was asked to sign so many books that my right hand may have developed permanent writers’ cramp.

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Two firsts for me occurred this weekend. Even though I’d signed the books they’d bought, a family asked me to also autograph a slip of paper. That’s my first-ever autograph request (excluding signing hundreds of my books of course). Also, four families separately asked me if they could take pictures of me with their children holding the books they bought. I was honored, delighted, and surprised by their requests. I’d never had anyone ask for that before. Lest you may think such things will go to my head, I keep in mind that each of the characters below received far more requests for photos than me and they’ve not even written a book!

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Say hello to some of my friends! Both photos were taken before the start of one of the events.

With Love,

Russ

 

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to Two Firsts For Me

  1. utesmile says:

    That looks so great, your stall with yourself.I can imagine it was great fun meeting lots of interested children and parents. It is so exciting to get autographs in the books from the author, I become like a child when I have that chance too. πŸ™‚

  2. ksbeth says:

    how very wonderful!

  3. Russ, congratulations! You work so hard at this and it’s so well deserved. πŸ™‚

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