I have my first official book signing for my novel, Pocket Money, on Sunday, October 9, at a wonderful Indie bookstore called Mystery to Me in Madison.  I’ll be sharing an author panel with Kristin Oakley, who was kind enough to initiate this event, and YA author Kathleen Tresemer. Kristin is the author of God on Mayhem Street, her new release, the second book in the Leo Townsend series, and Kathleen recently published her debut novel, Time in a Bottle.

In preparation for the event, I wanted to have some sort of promotional piece. You know, something to give away as a thank you for purchasing or a reminder to buy later. Something cool.

I decided to make match box books.

Then, a friend suggested that since there’s a penny on the cover, I could glue a 1992 penny on a magnet and use that as a Pocket Money give-away.

And I did.
As an added bonus, the penny fits nicely in the box.

Come to my first official book signing and receive a mini Pocket Money complete with your own lucky penny. Only then shall your refrigerator be complete.









If you can’t come to Madison to support MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING, there are other things you could do to help…
1. Buy the book. It’s available through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Mystery to Me bookstore in Madison, Book World in Freeport and soon in DeKalb, Abet Books and Games in Freeport, Common Grounds in DeKalb, hopefully your local library, and of course, through me.
2. Read the book.
3. Leave a review. No big deal, a couple of lines, a few stars, you don’t have to love the book, you just have to love me enough to leave a review. No pressure. (Really.)
4. Like the Pocket Money Facebook page. Like and share my brilliant PM posts.
5. Tell your friends. My goal is to have someone I don’t know buy/read/review. Just because I don’t know them doesn’t mean you don’t.

Thanks. I really appreciate it. And I’m hardly nervous at all about MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING.

Yeah, right.

(There will also be candy.)


About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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  1. Carol Hegberg says:

    Good job, Mary. Enjoy the signing.

  2. So clever, Mary! Not sure what, other than homemade brownies, I’ll come up with. See you on Sunday!

  3. What a clever idea. I like that!

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