Thursday, April 16, 2015

AtoZ Challenge: N - Norman Rockwell

Greetings from Hannibal, MO, Mark Twain's boyhood hometown, my theme for this year's AtoZ Challenge.


The Mark Twain Museum is home to fifteen Norman Rockwell paintings. The master painter meets the master storyteller.

The Mark Twain Museum

Norman Rockwell adored Hannibal. His commissioned paintings depict scenes from Twain's novels: Tom Sawyer and the dead cat, Tom Sawyer and the schoolmaster flogging, Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence, Tom Sawyer sneaking out of a window. I feel like I've met Tom Sawyer before. Oh, that's right, I have two teenage boys. It really is worth the price of admission to view Rockwell's paintings.

Mark Twain available for photos
My oldest son stopping by.
Twain planter all dressed up for Christmas.




Here is my claim to fame.
 This past summer I had the privilege of being the first author invited to do a book signing at The Mark Twain Museum.


  Have you ever done a book signing? How do you prepare for one? Were you nervous? Are you excited about doing one in the future?

25 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Congratulations on being the first author to have a signing there. That's a huge privilege and honor.

    I have never done a book signing because I haven't published an print books...yet. But I plan to. :)

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  2. Oh, that is so awesome! Not at the book signing stage yet, but I would be freaking out if I did it in that museum!

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  3. How cool that you got to do the book signing there. That's awesome!!!

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  4. Wow! I love NR and think it's amazing he did some of MT's scenes into paintings. Lucky you! What a place to have a book signing. I'm envious! Yes, I've done book signings, and have learned to not prep too much because then I get nervous. I do all the necessary, like getting the physical things taken care of, table set up stuff, books, pens, etc. then I try not to think about it until the actual day! So far it's working... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. I was pretty nervous. I didn't know about the NR thing until after we moved here.

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  5. That is quite a claim to fame! How exciting for you.

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  6. Congratulations! That's a great thing for your author resume.

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    1. Thx! They must have seen me sneaking around town taking photos of their museum and other points of interest;)

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  7. Congrats! on the milesone! If Mark Twain were still alive I bet he'd want an autographed copy.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    N is for Numerology

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  8. Mark Twain AND Normal Rockwell? This place is bursting with Americana...

    And no I haven't done a signing. In fact people get mad at me when I write my name in their books.

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    1. Haha! My 5yo daughter writes her name in every book in the house.

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  9. Very cool that you were the first to do a signing at the Mark Twain Museum!

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  10. Very cool that you were the first to do a signing at the Mark Twain Museum!

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  11. How did I miss this? If I'm in that area again, I'm going to see me some Rockwell. :)

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    1. There are so many unique places to visit here!

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  12. Great! What an honour. Seems like a great place for a signing.

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  13. I've never done a book signing. I think I'd be super nervous to start with and then just enjoy the ride.

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  14. Norman Rockwell and Mark Twain both kind of scream Americana.

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  15. Now that is pretty damn impressive!
    Congratulations!

    Heather

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