Good Day at While Away

A Place of Her Own had another fine launch today at While Away Books in Roseburg. This friendly bookstore offers a pleasant corner among their mazes of stacks for a gathering like ours–close to the large front window overlooking one of Roseburg’s tree-covered hills. My daughter Carisa Cegavske and I shared a laugh at the signing table.

while away laughingShe took care of selling books again, while my other daughter, Christiane Cegavske, took care of refreshments. And the staff of While Away made sure everything went smoothly.

BissieMany folks drifted in, even a few strangers. Others came and stayed. Friends and cousins. Again I saw people I hadn’t seen in years. It was delightful to see everyone.

Even my 92-year-old aunt Elizabeth came. Although she admitted it isn’t easy for her to get out anymore, she insisted she was not going to miss this special event. Here, she appears to be checking out the message I wrote her when I signed her copy of my book. I was so glad to see her there.

Though people drifted in and out, chatting awhile before leaving with their signed books, a good group stayed to hear the reading.

while away rdgAll in all, a lovely afternoon.

The photos on this post were taken by Robin Loznak with my little Nikon camera.