This is Hank Phillipi Ryan. Some of you may know her as the multiple award-winning author of Prime Time, Face Time, Air Time & Drive Time. I met her (virtually) when she judged The Sandy writing contest a couple years ago. She's been encouraging me ever since. But I wasn't thinking about her Tuesday when my local bookstore called to say a man had ordered two books and wanted to have them signed before being shipped. I tried to figure out what man it might be. My brother? A friend?
But it wasn't a man at all. It was Hank!! And it was my first book signing. I admit, I felt a little weird signing a book for a writer who is seventy times more famous than I'll ever be. I also realized it's super hard for lefties to sign books, what with the binding in the way. But I signed, and even though the final product looked like a kindergartner wrote it, I hope she knows it came from the heart.
Thanks to all the folks who stopped by yesterday for cupcakes! Today, we're going to play a game called pick your power! In my book, the original five witchcraft families each held a different gift:
Which gift would you choose? Anyone who plays gets entered again for a copy of The Iron Bodkin.
Lastly, if you have a copy of The Iron Bodkin, and you'd like it signed, I have bookplates! Just send me a SASE and include the name of the person to whom you'd like the book addressed. I'll send you a signed bookplate to stick in the front of the book. You can find the address to send your SASE on my contact page.