Photo Book Update! Book Signing and Second Order…


I’m making a second post this week because I can’t sit on my news!

First, on Wed, April 3, I held a ‘book signing event’ at the Printing and Book Arts Center (PABA) at the Flower City Arts Center! My photo book order had come in the previous week, and there were about 10 local people who purchased copies, so I thought, why not make up a little party and get everyone together? I could distribute the books, plus sign them and/or inscribe them, and we could have some treats!

Book table

With my books, ready for signing

Mitch at the PABA offered that I could use the PABA space for my event, since the Photo Dept was in the midst of a construction project to improve/enhance the Digital Studios, and Artist-in-Residence Megan Joy May was in the process of installing her ‘Myths of the Sacred Wound’ show in the Sunken room (her exhibit opening and performance are this Saturday, April 6!). And since this was a BOOK signing party, it seemed like a great opportunity!

I made a few gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian breakfast treats:  egg ‘cups’ with zucchini, tomatoes and cheese; chocolate chia-pudding cups with red raspberries; and  banana nut muffins with zucchini, almond butter and oats….despite how that sounds they were all delicious and there were only a couple muffins left over!

Breakfast treats 1

Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian breakfast treats

Breakfast treats 2

Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian breakfast treats

The ‘party’ was held at 10 am because I’m working the late shift at work this month, as I roll out training to my customer in Guam. That means I have mornings free for other business. And it seemed to be a good time for most of my friends who bought books.

Signing books1

Talking about how the book turned out

I’m really happy with how the books turned out, and we had fun looking at them together and visiting.

Signing books2

With friends who bought copies

with Janice

With Janice Gouldthorpe, Executive Director at the Flower City Arts Center

with Jennifer Banister

With Jennifer Banister, my first photo friend in Rochester, who introduced me to the Center

I wish everyone who bought my books could have been there!

But anyway, on to my second piece of news: Blurb is offering a ‘This is not a hoax’ 41% off coupon right now, which means I could put in a second order for more books WITHOUT needing the volume discount! So, if you were on the fence about buying one before, but now that you see how they look and how happy their new owners are, you want to get in on this action, please let me know!

Unfortunately, it’s another short window where the discount ends TONIGHT (Fri, April 5), so I need to know ASAP if you would like one. But, it’s an option!

Thank you to everyone who bought a book, to those of you who made it to the party, and for all of you who have been supporting me and my work. Have a great weekend!