Nov. 16, 2019

BOOKMANS ENTERTAINMENT EXCHANGE, Tucson, Arizona

My first public book signing will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 6230 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712. Details on the Bookmans site.

 

Jan. 25, 2020

ORGANIC BOOKS

111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

My first public Albuquerque event will be at 3 p.m. at Organic Books in Nob Hill. I will give a reading from Between Two Worlds and answer questions about the book.

May 4-7, 2020

ADARA

AMERICAN DEAFNESS AND REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION 

Boston, MA

I’ll be representing Little Creek Behavioral Health as business development liaison with the deaf program.

 

June 30-July 3, 2020

NAD

NATIONAL DEAF EDUCATION CONFERENCE,

sponsored by the National Association of the Deaf 

Chicago, IL

I’ll be representing Little Creek Behavioral Health as business development liaison with the deaf program.

My author debut for Between Two Worlds

I had my first book signing just recently. For weeks, I tried to decide which vignette I wanted to share with my audience.  I chose my earliest memory of understanding that my Deaf parents lived in a different world from my hearing world. A video of that vignette, signed in American Sign Language, appears below.

Then for the signing, I had to practice reading it out loud most everyday once or twice just to be familiar and not feel nervous, despite the fact I have talked to large groups in the past.

For the event, I asked a friend to sign during my talk so some of my Deaf friends could enjoy it, too.

For my debut, I wanted close friends to attend an intimate small group.  About 20 people attended the reading.

As I read the nervousness subsided within a minute and I was on the road! I had a big smile on my face.  It was so much fun and exciting.

My supportive audience asked good questions. One person asked if there were things I should have left out.  Another made a comment about how my family had to drive to other people’s home just to use a phone because TDDs were not available at the time. Another was very interested in hearing about the community around Deaf sports clubs.

All in all, the group was small and friendly. I felt as though I was an author!

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