An Outlet for Me

It was like going out in the sun for the first time in the spring. Warm, comfortable, soothing … except I didn’t get burned.

The book signing March 19 at Book Warehouse of Edinburgh (at Indiana Premium Outlets) was a breath of fresh air since I had done so few public appearances during the pandemic.

I met lots of interesting people, sold some copies of my books, Wicked Columbus, Indiana, and Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher, made a young lad’s day by adding to his collection of autographs by authors, and ate Indiana-shaped cookies that were really tasty. Oh, and I sold a copy of my wife, Kimberly S. Hoffman‘s book, The Red Coat: Giving and Gratitude During The Great Depression even though she couldn’t be there due to illness.

Thanks to Vicki Burnett, store manager, for inviting me, and providing the cookies her daughter made.

Next up: The Seventh Annual Women’s Expo in Columbus, where my wife and I will share a table with our books and her essential oil diffuser bracelets. The event will be conducted Thursday, March 31, from 3 to 7 p.m., at The Commons in downtown Columbus.

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