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Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Book Signings

I had a wonderful weekend and met some great new friends at both of my recent book signing events.  Saturday, Dec. 15th, I was at two screenings of Home Alone at Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  I gave a brief introduction before both screenings and I met readers and film fans in the theater lobby.

"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille," at the Home Alone screenings.

On Sunday, Dec. 16th, I was in Sandusky OH at the Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon race.  Not only did I run the 5k race but I was at the Post-Race Party greeting racers and their families, and discussing classic Christmas TV specials. 

My booth at the Post-Race Party at the Santa Hustle.

Queuing up at the starting line for the 5k race in our Santa outfits.

Waiting for the race to start!

This is the first time the Santa Hustle has been held in Ohio and I was told there were 2000 runners.  So that's a pretty good turn-out for a new race and one held in December in Ohio.  The weather is extremely unpredictable during December in Ohio--on Sunday, it was 50 degrees and windy.  It could have been so much worse.  I was extremely pleased.  Everyone else seemed in pleasant spirits as well.

The family-friendly race venue included a small pen with two reindeer!

And inflatables!!!

These women ran their 5k races dressed as Christmas presents--how awesome is that?

Among the many outstanding costumes, I really liked meeting Hermey the elf.

Thanks to everyone who came out and shared their favorite Christmas memories with me.  I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone.  I can't wait for next year's Santa Hustle.