Friday, July 15, 2011

Events and Trivia: Author J. A. Jance and Paper Clips

There are some great author events coming up this weekend and over the next few weeks at Aunties Bookstore in Spokane.

Saturday afternoon, Author K. T. Kelly will be signing copies of her illustrated children’s books, Starfriends I & II and Starfriends III & IV. Also, The Pixie Chicks, a group of Idaho writers, will present their anthology An Eclectic Collage.

Later this month Therese Marszalek will share highlights from her book 40 Days: Inspiration and Encouragement to Get You Through Tough Times, David Matheson will share his book Red Thunder, and Donald Gardern Stacy will discuss his books, After Nightfall & Other Stories and Cliffside Drive.

Then, on August 4, New York Times bestselling author J A. Jance will talk about her life and times and  her  eagerly anticipated book, Betrayal of Trust: A J.P. Beaumont Novel. Jance is the popular author of three series of novels centering on retired Seattle Police Department officer J.P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, and Ali Reynolds.

For more details on these and other writing-related events, check the Events page of this blog.

Meanwhile, here’s a fun topic to think about: Paper Clips

When I recently went through some old files and paperwork, I tossed some papers into the waste basket and shredded others while pulling off and setting aside the paper clips—those valuable tiny tools that come in so handy in writing and business; that attach our business cards to query letters, cover letters to book proposals and manuscripts; that my son bends into odd shapes, that my schoolmates used as ammunition with rubber bands, that I have used to open a locked door, or to clean dirt from a crack. For fun, here’s a very brief history of the paper clip:

Have a great weekend!

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