“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Dang that digital technology!
Friday, October 17, 2008

I had my local bookstore event for the tour of MAN OF THE HOUSE last night, and I took pictures ... but I can't find them on my camera for some reason ... so let me describe my favorite shot: It was of me and three of my gym friends, standing in front of the Barnes and Noble on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers. They all wore hard hats and tool belts filled with a mix of tools and household cleaning items (vacuum attachment, Windex bottle, etc.). And these dudes greeted everyone who came into the store, handing them one of these:

My Dad, who owns a printing plant, made these for me. I like how they added the bold typeface and the weird shadow on the left-hand side. You can't tell if this was shot outside or in some studio. Oh...and on the back there is a description of the novel with some nice blurbs.
In addition to giving a reading, I also lead the group in a discussion of gender-behavior differences, provoking them with phrases I'd written down on a mega-size pad of paper on easel. I had them guess which gender would say the following:

"Honey, I just backed up into the tree by the driveway."
"Hey, where did that perfectly good recliner go?"
"I just want 20 minutes of quiet time when no one is talking to me."
"Can't I have one spot in the house that's mine? I don't even feel like I live here."

We had fun.

Oh... and the best part: One of my good friends brought me a bottle of Tanqueray gin as a gift!

I'm off to Atlanta today for the Gwinnett Reading Festival.

Airtran is now my airline of choice. They're not as surly. And first-class upgrades are downright affordable. Price is based on length of the trip.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you please send me one of your pictures? They took all of mine away. Jessica

October 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

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