A Great Day to Sign Some Books!

Hey, there, folks! I had my first There Goes the Galaxy trilogy book signing on Sunday at 1806 Uniques and Antiques in Jennerstown, PA, and it not only was beautiful weather, it turned out to be a very positive experience.

Because I'm me I was, of course, neurotically over-prepared. I was pretty much stocked with pens like my character Rollie is with handlasers. I had a back-up, a back-up back-up, a back-up of the back-up back-up... Oh, and a spare or two.

But LOOK! Look at the nice little shelf area we had with books available for sale! (They are still selling my books there, by the way. So if you didn't get to pop by and say hi, and you're missing a paperback, they have all three-- signed. There's also a special deal they're running if you buy more than one.)

One of the artisans in the shop, Duella Fern, made some little themic soaps to go with the book as a giveaway to the first people. It's got a green alien finger on a spacey, sparkly background. (No aliens were harmed in the making of the soap, by the way.)

I had a little library desk to command for signing, and also to put my 5,000 pens.

And they had refreshments for everyone, including a TGTG-themed cake! We know Bertram Ludlow would have been all about that (free food!).

Just a close-up of the cake.

The folks that stopped by had some really insightful questions, which I appreciated a lot. And we talked about the books, the writing process, some tips for aspiring writers, etc. I got to hear about people's favorite books and had the good fortune to speak with some young avid readers, which is always refreshing for the soul. I got to see some relatives I haven't seen in a long while, and even some of my friends from Pittsburgh came out to be supportive! All in all, it was a very good day and I was pretty happily tired by the end of it.

So now it's back to the grind and to working on The Curious Case of Mary Ann. I'm over 45,000 words now and heading toward wrapping up this draft. Much will be added in subsequent drafts, but the bones are there.

Hope you all have a great week!

Come See Me (Jenn Thorson) for a Book Signing!

Hey, There Goes the Galaxy readers! I will be at 1806 Uniques and Antiques in Jennerstown, PA, for a book signing on February 19, 2017 from noon to six pm. Stop by and say hi-- I'd love to meet you! I will even put my manic, unreadable scrawl in pen on your paperback! How can you say no to that? The official info is on Facebook here:

Writing Project Update and Book Newsletter

Hiya, folks! Long time no write, I know! And why? I have been diligently working on my current book, a humorous fantasy called The Curious Case of Mary Ann!

While it's intended for adults, it's based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, set in a version of those lands. It follows the White Rabbit's housemaid Mary Ann, who fans of the original Wonderland might recall was mysteriously absent from the home when Alice showed up.

In my novel, Mary Ann is caught up in her own trials and tribulations, including trying to solve a series of murders, hunting a Jabberwock, performing backwards chores, and rescuing a Knight from his lost sense of humor.

You won't have to have read either Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass to enjoy the book-- I'm working hard to make it understandable for everybody-- but I think folks who are fans of the stories, as I am, will have mad fun with it. And people who enjoyed my There Goes the Galaxy series should feel at home here rather quickly.

I'm about 35,000 words into the first draft, which translates to being between a third and halfway through.

That said, I am building a email list for anyone who would like to be notified about book releases and other news. Don't worry-- I would not email very often. I've just found that social media, like Facebook and Twitter, is a little spotty and doesn't reach all the of the people who sign up to see my posts. So if you would like to sign up, just fill out the form below and follow the easy instructions.

I hope all is well with you guys! Thanks so much for stopping by! --Jenn

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