On Saturday, July 21st, I headed out to the Payson Book Festival in Payson, Arizona. It’s approximately four hours from Kingman. We had to be there by 9 AM, but luckily, I drove from Flagstaff, so it made a quick drive to Payson (about two hours).

Before the Festival, several people gave me advice about how to attract people to my table. I put lots of musical notes out along with pictures of my book (and the books!). I also gave away FREE guitar picks! (Want one? E-mail me: [email protected]!).


I also met some great people at the Festival. Sandra Miller is an author out of Scottsdale who writes adventure stories about National Parks. She has two books out. Her first book, Only Rock is Real, takes place in the Grand Canyon! I haven’t read it yet, but it sounds like it’s full of adventure, science, and some romance! Can’t wait to read it. Her second book, Crooked Trails, takes place in Yellowstone! It sounds like a great book, too, and you can bet I’ll be reading that one! Watch her interview below:

In addition to wonderful fans who bought my book, I also met Mary Deal who writes a mix of books in several genres. She graciously posted information about my book here. I’m honored to be one of her creative friends!

Before I went to Payson, I visited some family in Flagstaff and said goodbye to my Aunt Penny, who died on July 1st. She was 89 and lived a full life full of music and love. I posted some pictures below that you might enjoy.

Aunt Penny riding a llama

Dad & Tim putting in a new bathroom in Penny’s basement.

The San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff