Back in January I posted about a book I was getting ready to pick up at the library - Joanne Fluke's Plum Pudding Murder.
On February 23, her latest book, Apple Turnover Murder, was released. She is currently on a book tour and last Tuesday her stop was in Plano, TX at Legacy Books.
Plano is only about 3 hours or so from Son's house in Oklahoma City. He decided to drive down for the book signing and I invited myself to tag along. After all, I was the one who introduced Joanne's books to him in the first place.
Isn't the cover of the book grand?
It was so nice to meet Joanne after having read so many of her books and have her sign a copy of the latest one.
I'm not sure if I mentioned in my January post that the main character, Hannah Swenson, owns a cookie and coffee shop. Each book contains several recipes - and if you know me, you know I'm all about new recipes!
Hannah has a cat named Moishe. On the drive down to Plano Son mentioned that if Joanne had a question and answer time he was considering asking just how to pronounce the cat's name.
I've always said "Mo - ish" but I was curious too.
While we were waiting for everything to begin Son said that while he really wanted to know how to say the cat's name, he was reluctant to ask the question in front of a lot of people. Joanne arrived a little early and I told him he ought to just go over, introduce himself and ask her.
I could hear them talking and Joanne laughed a little saying that particular question always comes up at every one of her signings. So in case you ever read the murder mysteries - and I highly recommend them for a light, fun read - the correct way to say the cat's name is "Mo ee shuh", kind of running the "Mo" and the "ee" together really fast.
As it turned out there was a question and answer period and guess what? Someone did ask how to say the cat's name so it wasn't a silly question after all.
Normally I would wear something different to a book signing than what I have on in the picture. But in true Hannah form, I chose this particular shirt. Hannah doesn't have much fashion sense - then again, neither do I - but this shirt and the jeans I had on seemed like something that Hannah would wear. Plus, it was a comfortable outfit for a day trip. I could have straightened the collar up a bit though, huh?
There were also door prizes given away. I never win things. Neither does Son. Or AD. Daughter on the other hand - she wins things all the time.
As it turned out, Son won a couple of packages of coffee. Hannah is a big coffee drinker. Son likes coffee too so I'm very glad he won them.
But he wasn't the only winner in the family! I won a prize for having come the longest way. WOO HOO! Guess what the prize was - see, Joanne is signing it.
An apple apron. What an end to a great day.
PS. Son and I didn't drive all the way to Plano and only go to a book signing. We did a couple of other things too. I'll be posting about them soon. Stay tuned.
PSS. I know I need to change my Header photo. I just haven't found the right one yet. I will though.