Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kiltie Chili Supper & KGBX Women's Show

Last weekend was busy. Really busy. I had a book signing at two events which meant for days beforehand I was making lists, printing bookmarks, getting candy, buying crayons, loading my trunk, making forms for the drawings, promoting the events on Facebook, Twitter and via email, and ordering more books. It was harried. I was tired for DAYS afterward.

But it was fun.

Here are a few photos of the Kiltie Chili Supper & Silent Auction held Friday, February 24, and the KGBX Women's Show on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

Here's the basket I donated to the Kilties. I also donated the proceeds of my book sales that night. (See some of the Kilties in the background). The chili was good and they also held a silent auction and raised nearly $5,000. Go, Kilties! I was a Kiltie drum captain back in the day and will always support these girls. In fact, the Kiltie Drum & Bugle Corps is the OLDEST women's drum corps in the United States!

And..the winner of said basket (he bought it for his daughter. Sweet, right?!)

Here's my booth at the KGBX Women's Show (I had a lousy location but what can you do?) Standing next to me is my lovely mom who came to give me a much-needed lunch break during the trade show.

And finally the cutest picture of all...Avery White, the winner of my Women's Show basket. It's almost as big as she is!

I appreciate so many of my writer friends who stopped by--Stephanie who was first, Shirley and Carol who brought me COFFEE (xoxo for that!), Beverly who told me her granddaughter loves my book, thus making my day, V.J., DeLane, Cecily and Avery. I hope I didn't miss anyone. Your support meant so much to me during those two long days on my feet.

I encourage all writers to take advantage of the exposure provided by these events, and if you can, donate a basket and an autographed book to a worthy cause. Now, to put my feet up...


  1. Hi Beth: Love it. You and your mom look happy and adorable standing at your table. Your gift baskets look great. Lucky winners. Thanks for posting the pics. How wonderful of you to continue to promote the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps. When you have time, check out my FridayFictioneers story for this week...titled: Grandfather's Jewels. At

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Lora, and for the nice comments. It was fun but a bit tiresome since both events fell so close together.

    I'll read your story soon.

  3. What a wonderful post. I love to see people involved in their community and giving forward (as we say at Tyson). Your book and your actions make a positive impact on those within the realm of your influence.

    You rock!

  4. Thanks so much, Russell. I want to do a lot more and have identified a charity and some schools where I want to donate books to underprivileged kids.

    We should all Pay It Forward--just like the sweet movie that has that title. If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.