May 17, 2012

Book Reading and Signing (sorta)

So this weekend is a pretty big one for me.  It's my first ever BOOK SIGNING!!! (wooo!).

There's only one problem...I screwed up.  Due to delays with my printer and abject stupidity on my part, I'm going into the weekend with one major deficiency with regards to a book signing.

Here's a hint as to what I'm missing: BOOKS!

Seriously!  How flipping idiotic is that??  I mean jeez, you'd think I had spent the last week sucking down margaritas like there was no tomorrow.

Well ok, maybe I had one or two, but still...

and they were really good....

Mango flavored even!

Err...ok, I know I know.  Enough with the pathetic excuses.  More importantly, how am I gonna fix this mess?

Simple!  There's no reason for you to suffer for my moronic tendencies.

Thus, my solution is to reward you for my own failings.

Pop on by and say Hi!  I'll be conducting readings from my latest book, BIGFOOT HUNTERS.  Heck, I might even throw you a sneak peak at its upcoming sequel, DEVIL HUNTERS.

When all is said and done, come on over and jot your name down on the nice sheet of paper.  Just for coming on over and making me feel special (or for berating me for not having any books to sell), I will gift you with a complimentary copy of either BIGFOOT HUNTERS or my comedy/horror novel, BILL THE VAMPIRE.  Your choice and also in the format of your preference.

Like Kindle? No problem.  Own a Nook?  That's cool.  Want a Print version?  Now you're talking!  Ask for a Print version and not only will I mail you a FREE copy, but I will make it a free AUTOGRAPHED copy.  Hey, it was supposed to be a book signing after all, wasn't it?  What good is the damn thing if you don't get my John Hancock out of the deal?

Here are the gory details:
When: Sunday May 20
Time: Noon to 2PM (EST)
Where: Hip Thrift and Art Gallery
407 South Ave W
Westfield, NJ 07090-1403
across from NJ Transit rail station
Free parking behind store
(908) 232-8223

Stop by, chat, listen to me figure out how to read a chapter without the naughty words, and get a FREE gift in the process.

Not too shabby for a complete screw-up, is it?


Janie Junebug said...

I want the naughty words.

Janie Lola

crimnos said...

Wish I could make it! Hope it goes well. Looking forward to the write-up.

Narcisse Navarre said...

Exciting! Good luck and have fun!

fuonlyknew said...

Tempted to get on a plane and plop down with ya and sip Margarita's. Mango sounds really good. I'll toast you from my pool instead. When you do get your books, I would love to purchase an autographed copy. Have the ebook,but I love print. Remember to sip water also so you don't get that nasty tequila hangover:)

Rick Gualtieri said...

Which ones? I have plenty.

Rick Gualtieri said...

Thanks, Laura! I appreciate it.

Elisa Hirsch said...

Have a blast! I can't wait to hear how it goes. I know it'll be awesome ;)

Greta said...

Hahaha. Nice solution, though. It's certainly different - a book-signing with no books.

Carol Riggs said...

Oh no! Well, enjoy your bookless signing, and way to make the proverbial lemonade!! ;o)

Elisa Hirsch said...

So . . . How did it go? I hope you had the best time ever! :0)

Rick Gualtieri said...

I'll be following up on this shortly. It was quiet but still fun. I've just been swamped this week. :)

Tammy Bleck said...

I were in the neighborhood I would have stopped by and harassed you appropriately. When you come to California ... count on it. I hope it went well for you. I've had some pretty awesome experiences and some pretty gruesome ones too. Once I sold 56 books. The following weekend I sold 3. Go figure. Still I chatted up peeps, drank endless Starbucks and had a great time. Hope you did too.