As folks start itching for some springtime fun, Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin’ It Real is beginning to see the world! Jeff Weisserman emailed photos from beautiful Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where his wife Barbie is celebrating her birthday with friends. Jeff writes, “Chillin’ by the pool … The Dominican debut of Roy Sexton‘s book …”
Barbie’s dear friend Beth Kennedy (click Beth’s name to read her marvelous blog!) is well into the tome by the look of things as her sun-loving pals cheer her on. (Beth is holding the book in the photo above.)
In less tropical climes, wonderful Tari Joyce celebrated a very special birthday as well, in this case at the North Side Grille in Columbia City, Indiana. Susie Duncan Sexton presented Tari with her own copy of Reel Roy Reviews as a gift.
Surrounded by friends, Tari was treated to a lovely evening. Tari notes, “Thanks, Susie, for making my birthday so nice! What great friends I have! Amazing … It was grand!!! Fun was had by all!”
Save the date! A couple of upcoming book launch events in Southeast Michigan …
First up, Common Language in Ann Arbor will host a mixer on Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm. I will be there signing books, but, even better, some of my theatre friends from The Penny Seats will offer interpretive readings of some of my zanier essays. Yes, there will be crudités … and wine!
Then, my pals Megan and Peter at Bookbound, also in Ann Arbor, have scheduled a book-signing/Q&A for Saturday, April 26 at 3 pm. And who knows? There may even be a show tune or two! Their shop is a relatively new addition to the Ann Arbor book scene, and they have such a wonderful spirit of supporting new authors. Check them out!
Reel Roy Reviews is now a book! In addition to online ordering at Amazon or from the publisher Open Books, the book currently is being carried by Bookbound, Common Language Bookstore, and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan; by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan; and by Memory Lane Gift Shop in Columbia City, Indiana. Bookbound and Memory Lane both also have copies of Susie Duncan Sexton’s Secrets of an Old Typewriter series.
wow, I love this…although I cannot quite figure it out…remember Debbie Reynolds in MOM movie? that’s I! is that beth kennedy in the sun on the raft? anyway, I should move to ann arbor NOW!
oh stop that! yup, that is Beth on the raft – at least I think it is! 🙂
so she is with jeff? I am so confused…signed: mom
she and Barbie (Jeff’s wife) and Jeff’s sister Maureen are best friends from way back, so she went with them on the trip – you aren’t confused; I’m realizing now that I needed to add a qualifier … which I’m going to do … right now. 🙂
i’m so confused too, but all is know is it is a classic case of ‘six degrees of
sexton-ration’. barbie, maureen, jeff and beth (me), all close friends from way back. roy and susie connected to all and i believe kevin bacon must be involved somewhere?
there you go! you will need to take kevin on your next trip!! oh what photos there will be then!
On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 5:43 PM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote: