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!|
|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.
Great, Joanna! Kudos on the signings and the 5K!ReplyDelete