Book Signing with a Bald Eagle

I don’t do a lot of in-store book signings—mostly because there’s only one bookstore within an hour’s drive of me. But when I do accept an invitation, it’s usually a lot of fun. Saturday, June 6, was no exception at Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge, Minnesota. In fact, it might have been the most fun I’ve ever had at a bookstore event.

I was actually third fiddle at this particular event. The star attraction was definitely the Raptor Center from the University of Minnesota. They brought a bald eagle and a great horned owl to the signing, which certainly attracted a crowd. There was always a steady stream of 10 to 20 people gathered around their tent.

Bald eagle

The Raptor Center attended the book signing in conjunction with author Christie Gove-Berg and her book Esther the Eaglet (which I edited, by the way). A portion of the proceeds from the book benefit the Raptor Center. Since Christie knew I had my own eagle book, Eagle in the Sky, she and Scout & Morgan Books were gracious enough to let me tag along for this eagle-centric event. (Christie and I have actually shared a few events together, and it always works well.)

Eagle in the Sky

On this particular day, the customers were aplenty. In fact, the store actually ran out of Eagle in the Sky. A minor glitch, for sure, but if you’re going to encounter a problem, that’s a good one to have!

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the day such a wonderful event.

Christie Gove-Berg and Ryan Jacobson