Two of my first three book signings are going to be held at pubs. Yes, pubs. Irish for “bar/restaurant.” For a woman who is so proud to tell people that her novel is clean, a bar seems a bit of an unlikely place to host book signings, right? Not so much.
One of the themes that I’ve tried to maintain throughout my books is how important human interaction is. Friends, family, even kind strangers. The important thing is to get out there and be face to face with people. What better place to do that than a pub? Eat, drink, talk, laugh, listen to music, interact with other people. That’s what memories are made of.
The first signing will be at The Gorgeous Gael (formerly Brian O’Neill’s), nestled in Rice Village in Houston. The first time I went there, I absolutely fell in love with their Monte Cristo sandwich. Seriously amazing. The second signing will be a little north of Houston, in The Woodlands, at The Goose’s Acre. Equally amazing Monte Cristo, in case you’re wondering. 😉
These two pubs are sister businesses, for lack of a better term. I’ve been talking with one of the owners. (In case you’re wondering, his name is NOT Brian O’Neill.) It’s an interesting situation: it’s the first book signing for both of us! 🙂 They’ve always been interested in finding new talent, but it’s usually been in the music field. This is going to be his first foray into trying to find new talent in the writing department. I’m hoping it works out really well for all involved parties. 😉
So, if you’re going to be in the Houston area the weekend of July 19th and 20th, stop by and say “hello.” If you’re going to be in the area any other time, stop by and try the Monte Cristo. It’s worth the drive. I promise. 🙂