Views of the Neighborhood – Book Fair McKinney Texas

Today’s neighborhood visit is in McKinney, Texas, which is a four and one half hour drive from my neighborhood. The book fair is sponsored by Texas Authors as part of the Texas Author Book Fair Network.

 

I decided to stay in an AirB@B in McKinney. It was in the country and very quiet. I loved the bench backrest. It was a tailgate.

McKinney Book Festiful

This is the welcome tray. Made me feel at home.

McKinney Book Fair

Other authors and I got together for dinner. Award-winning author Jan Sikes and I got a chance to catch up. She and I are both members of Rave Reviews Book Club. It was great seeing her again.

McKinny Book Festiful

The auditorium where the event was held.

I thought it would be interesting to take a shot of the room before it was set up. You can see it is a lovely room.

Here is the room almost filled.

McKinney Book Festiful

Another  shot of the floor

A shot of my booth. I had a great location next to the stage.

 

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  1. Sounds like fun! I love these book fairs.

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    1. They are fun. Thank you, Darlene.

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  2. Hope it was successful for you… ♥

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    1. Enjoyed meeting all the authors.

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  3. Good pictures, John. It looks like the perfect place for a book fair. You had great weather for your trip. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. The weather was great. Thanks, Suzanne

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Your display is terrific. I hope the book fair was fun (as well as successful). Safe travels home. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Made it safely.

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  5. Looks like a fun time, John. I love that bench!

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  6. That is an awesome table spot. The AirBnB looks like a nice place to relax too. Congrats on the successful trip.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  7. What a great bench. I love staying in AirBnBs, so much more personal than a cold hotel room.
    Must be so fun to share these events with fellow authors.
    Hope it was a successful trip as well as fun…

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    1. It was fun meeting others. Sales? Not so much.

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      1. Well, dang. At least you had some fun!

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  8. That’s some booth. You came prepared. And I like the look of the place you stayed. Cozy.

    Good luck and I hope you have a lot of sales so you can buy the next round.

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    1. Thank you, Andrew. Next one on me.

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  9. That litttle AirBnB looks cute!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. It was cute. Thak you, Pit.

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  10. Love seeing you and Jan together. Looks like a great day. And you did have a great location! Hope it paid off for you.

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    1. Meeting other authors makes it a great day. Thanks, Staci.

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  11. The display of your books looks great. I hope it was a successful day. Loved the photo of you and Jan! Be safe driving home.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  12. The best part of these fairs is meeting and talking with readers. Great that you got to meet up with Jan. She and I only know one another by telephone.

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    1. So true. Jan is a hoot.

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  13. Delighted you found so much to be happy about, after that long journey, John. I need to force myself to do some book fairs, too. Hope the time and effort proved worthwhile for you.

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    1. Meeting other authors was great. The book sales not so much.

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  14. Looks like great fun. I hope it was successful for you, John. Glad to see you were able to meet up with Jan.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  15. It was awesome getting together, John! Great shots of the venue and yes, it was a really nice place!

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    1. Yes it was awesome. We’ll have to do it again. Thanks for seting up the dinner, Jan.

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  16. It looks like a good time was had by all and good weather. Cozy AirB@B. I like B & Bs but have never tried the Air thing. Good looking set up by the stage. You are probably closer to these type of events in Austin rather than Port A.

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    1. It was still 5 hours by car. It would have been eight.

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  17. Looks like you had an excellent time, John. Loved the “Ford” bench. And that shot of you and Jan was great. How wonderful to meet other writers in person!

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    1. It is. Thanks, Mae.

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  18. Thanks for sharing these great images, John. How lovely it is to have the opportunity of meeting up with fellow authors. Love the AirB&B!

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    1. Thank you Soooz. It was fun.

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  19. I love book fairs! Hope it was a huge success for you.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It was good being out there.

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  20. That looks like a wonderful venue for an event like yours. Even though it was a long drive, you had a good place to relax, and no doubt a good bit of meet-and-greet along with it. I’m glad you’re home safely. Did the girls miss you?

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    1. They did. I was tackled at the door and smothered in licks. Thanks, Linda. Yes the meet and greet was terrific

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  21. Who’s that handsome fella?

    As for the displays, you always bring your A game.

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    1. Thanks, Marc. That guy is some old fart Jan decided to hold up.

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      1. Puhleeze! Buahahaha!

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  22. Nice set up, John, and in a perfect spot. Love the shelf holding all your books on the table.

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    1. Thank you. A garage sale find. 😊

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  23. It would be fun to meet friends from blogland. I saw a picture of a garage someone built, and there are tailgates mounted to the walls. You have to unlatch them, just like on a truck, before they become seats.

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    1. Sounds pretty clever. Thanks, Craig

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  24. Love the bench (of course) and your display is very professional. That says a lot.

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    1. Thank you, Greg.

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  25. Great photos, John. Looks like it was a good event and you enjoyed yourself. Bet you’re happy to home with your girls 😉

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    1. It was good. I enjoyed talking to a few authors. Happy for sure.

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  26. I love the bench too! How clever to use an old gate from a truck!

    It looks like it was fun. I hope it brings you even more success!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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  27. What fun! I like your large banner in back of your table.

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    1. Thanmk you, Rhonda.

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  28. That bench looks cool but incredibly uncomfortable, John.
    You’re a dedicated author to travel so far for your craft, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Hook. More like nuts to travel that far.

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