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Becky Smith

June 9th, 2007 at 8:40 pm


A writer’s hero: Becky Smith, manager of Emporia’s Town Crier Bookstore.

Today, Becky gathered about 40 Kansas writers for one grand book-signing event at Town Crier. What a delightful time I had, visiting with writers I already knew and writers I had just met. The sad thing was that I couldn’t talk to each author – or buy a book from everyone. I had to make choices.


Because it was a beautiful day, seven or eight authors sat at table on the sidewalk, getting the first shot at shoppers.


And inside were long tables of even more writers. It was – an author extravaganza!

This was a unusually large event, but Becky Smith often hosts individual authors and small groups of writers for book signings at this independently-owned bookstore in downtown Emporia.

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  1. June 9th, 2007 at 21:56 | #1

    I cannot believe this, but I forgot to go. Well, yes I can too believe it. I am spacy as all get out lately. I had wanted to go to this. Darn.

  2. Weeta
    June 10th, 2007 at 08:13 | #2

    I wish I could have gone too. It sounds really exciting. I’ll bet it was fun talking to all those writers. Did any of them have anything particularly memorable to say, that you can remember? Were they all types of writing-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.?

  3. June 10th, 2007 at 08:19 | #3

    I’ll post more soon.

    Yes, there were all kinds of writers – history, historical fiction, fantasy, childrens lit, poetry, essays…

    And – then there were the SNAKE people – who kept telling me that snakes are my friends.

    And the shark man – who wrote Oceans of Kansas.