Saturday, July 13, 2019

Taking Ohio By Storm

I wrapped up the Ohio leg of my tour for Ocean of Storms Thursday evening at Gathering Volumes Bookstore in Perrysburg. I love small-town independent bookstores and Denise Phillips’ store in what was called the Country Charm Shopping Center back in the day certainly fits that bill. As I was setting up for my event, a man came in with his 5-year-old daughter and asked for a book on sea turtles. Denise walked over to a table and found EXACTLY the right book. That’s the sort of customer service you definitely do not get at Walmart.

Thanks to Denise, my event went off without a hitch, and although the audience was a little smaller than at the launch party in Port Clinton is was still a lot of fun! And just to show what a great bookseller she is, I left with a new book, myself, The Marsh Kings Daughter by Karen Dionne.

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