Sunday, November 29, 2009

Book Signing in Georgetown, Texas - Hill Country Book Store.

If you've never visited the quaint town of Georgetown, Texas, you've missed out. It's just down the road  from me on I 35 and we pass through on our way to Austin and San Antonio. I've always wanted to stop, but seems we're always in a hurry. I even set my heroine in Investment of the Heart, Hallie Barron, in Georgetown. Hallie is a widow and owns a dress shop on the square called Stepping Up.

The square surrounds a historical courthouse and is lined with a variety of shops with something for all ages. If you visit, don't look for Stepping Up though, as it's from my imagination only. Not interested in shopping, then just walk the square and study the architecture of these old buildings. That's a treat in itself. Have lunch or dessert in one of the cafes. Visit Hill Country Book Store and browse the shelves. Stop in at Georgetown's Winery and sample their products. I couldn't imagine liking chocolate cherry port but came home with a bottle. It's their Jubilee Reserve. Delicious!

Saturday November 21, 2009, was my first visit to historic Georgetown.  I was fortunate enough to have a book signing at Hill Country Book Store, a privately owned bookstore that is reminisant of the neighborhood book stores of our past. Owner Margarite Holt and her staff will make you feel welcome and help you discover that special book you're looking for. She has an excellent selection of children's reading material, excellent stocking stuffers for the little ones in your family.

Here is a picture of Margarite (on the right) and Linda, one of her staff members (on the left). Thank you ladies for making me feel welcome and my book signing comfortable.

What a surprise to see my good friend Melanie and her daughter Katy. Thank you for coming. I look forward to hearing how you liked the books you bought.
I will have another signing at Hill Country Book Store soon. Watch my blog and website for the date. If you're in the area stop by and say hello.

Happy Reading and Writing!



  1. LINDA--great photos and such an interesting description of historic Georgetown. I've never been there--I think I've visited almost all other "historic downtowns," but not this one. It sounds lovely, and wonderful place to go around Christmas.Watch for my blog this week about Texas Authors Day in our library. Celia

  2. Linda,

    I loved the photos, and I love little towns with lots of history. It's wonderful to know there are small bookstores around instead of just the chains.

  3. Hi Celia, Thanks for stopping by. I'll be watching for your post.

  4. You're so right, Sandy. There aren't many left. They had quite a bit of business too.

  5. Hi Linda,
    How fun to have the book signing in the town you used in the novel. Best to you.

  6. God what I wouldn't give to have a lovely little book store like that here in WPB, FL too many tourists to care about it. But gosh would I love it. Especially in the town your used in your novel! Wow!
    I need to move to a smaller town where people still take the time to meet people.

  7. Hi Victoria, Yes, it was fun. I kept wanting to look out the window and see Stepping Up. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Hi Mary. This tourist always tries to visit the little community book stores if possible. Of course, in a big city that would be hard. We avoid the big cities if possible.

    Come see us in Texas, Mary and we'll tour the small towns and book stores.

  9. What a wonderful place to visit, and an even greater place to have a book signing. The best though is the merging of your imagination and reality. What a hoot to have created a story in a place you can actually visit.

  10. That is so neat that you could actually visit the town where you had your story take place. And it sounds charming too, espcially the bookstore. We don't have any privately-owned bookstores in my area; they're all chain stores. I think I'm missing out.

  11. You're right, Georgetown is charming. I'll be having my book signing at the Hill Country Book Store on Saturday, December 12, the day after my book, Innocence Lost, is released. Thank you for letting me know what to expect.