Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sorry No Tricks...But Here's A Treat

This Saturday, November 3, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. I'm signing at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD ( Turn The Page is a wonderful haven for booklovers and just so happens to be owned by Nora Roberts' hubby (Bruce Wilder). This store holds fond memories for me since it provided me with my first booksigning experience in 2002. Since then, I've been welcomed back (or maybe I'm like velcro and they can't get rid of me) each year.
I get to see Nora's legions of fans (they have been known to arrive by chartered bus) line up through the store and down the sidewalk of the historic pre-Civil War town. Her fans are loyal and have become part of the family, as Nora catches up with each person on her life. Make no mistake, though, she's got quite a few men in that line too.
As my treat to you, I will purchase the latest copy of her new Anthology Dead of Night. Since all the authors in the anthology will be there, I can have them all autograph the book. Leave a comment about your favorite Nora personal experience or favorite book and I will pick the lucky person by November 2. Then I will mail it to you - what a bargain!
And if you feel inclined, and you can't attend the booksigning, feel free to order any of my available books. Simply follow the instructions for having the book autographed. The staff will have me autograph and mail it wherever you indicate.
Happy Halloween!


Nathalie said...

It is quite funny that Nora's husband has a bookstore!

Shelia said...

Michelle, I wish I could be there so I could get my books autographed :) I have all of your books and Nora Roberts' books.

Donna Alward said...

I think it's SOOO cool for those of you in that area to do signings at Turn The Page.

I haven't met Nora...yet. LOL. But I have read lots and I absolutely love her MacGregors, even after all this time. Maybe it's the characters, maybe it's the category format, maybe it's that it's a continuity...who knows. But every now and then if I have a Nora urge, I pull out one of those. The Perfect Neighbour is one of my absolute favourites.

mlemons36 said...

I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for years, but I fell in love with J. D. Robb and the "In Death" series. I cannot wait to see what Eve, Roarke, Peabody and Summerset will do next. I think it's great that you will be at her husband's bookstore. Will you be at RSJ2008 in Chicago, so I can have you autograph your books?

mlemons36 said...

By the way Michelle, my name is Marguerite (mlemons36).

Michelle Monkou said...


Yep, her hubby owns the shop and has gotten used to the busy swarm of people who come to her signings.


I certainly consider myself lucky to be able to sign and that they keep saying yes LOL


I'll be at RWA 2008 conference in San Francisco. Not only am I a member, but I'm also an RWA board member, so it's mandatory.


Michelle Monkou said...


I survived the Noraholics! All 225+ of them. Happy news is that you won the anthology. I have it in my hot little hands, signed by all the authors.

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