Karen Romanko, Samantha Henderson, Debbie Kolodji, Jude-Marie Green
Mystery and Imagination Bookstore, November 29, 2007
The launch of Sporty Spec was a lot of fun tonight. We had a good audience which included poets Kendall Evans, kathleenwilson, kingfisher1031, CalOkie, and Pauli and Dick Dutton. I read my poem, "Approaching Europa," from the anthology as well as Ruth Berman's poem, "Dealing in Tarot."
Afterwards, the bookstore asked ravenelectrick, samhenderson, saycestsay and myself autograph about ten books and then we were allowed to sign the "signing wall" at the back of the bookstore!
So, if you ever find yourself in the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore in Glendale, be sure to go up the stairs! One of my speculative haiku is written in purple sharpie pen on the left side of the stairwell, about halfway up the stairs. Karen and Sam signed on the right hand side, on the ledge about the handrail. Kelly (Jude-Marie) signed on the left a few steps lower than my scribbles.