Thursday, May 07, 2009

Jack Kicks Butt!

Last night I attended Seth Harwood's first signing for his debut novel Jack Wakes Up at venerable Kepler's Books in Menlo Park.

Kepler's rolled out the red carpet for Seth, even placing a poster in the parking garage elevator:


To say nothing of the giant size one adorning the bookstore wall:

Fellow mystery writers Keith Raffel and Cornelia Reed were also in attendance. Turns out Cornelia, David Frost and I all have something in common ... excellent taste in (Gucci) shoes:

There was also a good-sized crowd of Seth's fans, many of whom know him from his podcasting exploits. We got our first good look at the new book before Seth took the podium:

Then Seth made his appearance:

Gave us a reading from the first chapter of the book (ignoring my shouted suggestion from the audience to read my favorite scene, "the pack rat"):

Provided thoughtful answers to questions:

And then signed books for everyone.

Afterward we retired to the bar next door, and while I left early again, I don't think that Seth stayed up until three in the morning this time.

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