Sunday, May 31, 2009

Looking up to my brother

My brother, Zack, graduated from high school last week. (It was the same weekend I signed 28 books!) Here I am looking over his shoulder. (He hates it when I do that!)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Missing my Launch Party and seeing Shauna Lake

Well, I was excited about our Broadcasting class field trip to the TV stations in Salt Lake City. We left at 7:30 in the morning, which seemed like plenty of time to get back for my first county-wide book launch signing, but nooo. My mom called my class advisor just as 5:00 rolled around, and we were just leaving Salt Lake. So she went to the book signing for me and put sticky notes on all the books people bought with the names I was supposed to sign them to. I was kind of mad because I wanted to be there.
When we were in the parking garage at Channel 2, our advisor had gone somewhere and told us to wait in the van. That's when newscaster Shauna Lake got out of her car. One of the kids yelled, "There's Shauna Lake!"
Ms. Lake came over to our van and spoke right into my window. "What are you guys doing here?" she asked with a smile.
I looked from side to side, but no one else was speaking up, so I said, "Um... we're on a field trip?"
"Okay, have fun," she said, and walked away. I'm sure she wasn't even out of earshot before we all burst out laughing.
Well, we could say I made an impression on a TV news reporter that might get my foot in the door for an interview. Maybe that was worth missing my first book launch party... but I don't think so.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tristi Pinkston reviewed "Bone Warriors!"

Hi! Here's a picture of me outsigning my mom at my very first author signing. I'm glad Mom was a good sport about it though.
In other news, author Tristi Pinkston reviewed "Bone Warriors" for me! My favorite part about her review was the line: "I have to say, I was impressed. Bron Bahlmann isn't just a good writer for being fifteen; he's a good writer, period." You can: You can read the whole thing here: Tristi Pinkston's book reviews Thank you, Tristi that's very kind!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Review by Ali Cross

Hey, I got a nice new review from Ali Cross. Go ahead, click here: Girl in a Whirl to read it! Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Outsold my mom.

I went to my first actual book signing at a small boutique in Elsinore. I outsold my mom by about 6 books or so and met a lot of great people.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Setting up signings

My mom just talked to a guy named Doug Clift of The 3 Little Monkeys bookstore, and he wants me to do a signing there on June 5. He also told Mom she should get me on T.V., and he's checking with people he knows at one of the stations to get me there. I'm doing signings in two weeks in each of three Sanpete towns: Mt. Pleasant, Ephraim, and Gunnison. I'm ready to take on the book world, but in this picture, I'm taking on my little brother, and we are dressed as Sumo wrestlers!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First Book Review!

Hey, I got my books yesterday! And I got my first book review! Check it out at: WENDWORD and see what Weston Elliott has to say!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Mom said she would drive me to Springville to pick up the copies of my new book as soon as they are ready. The publisher said probably today. We're waiting, some of us more impatiently than others...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Abandoned but printed!

Well, first of all, I was doing everyone a favor by staying after school to work on Algebra. Mom was visiting Grandma, and said she would be there at the school to pick me up when my torture session, I mean, Algebra study time, was over.
She wasn't.
So I called her from the school phone, I called from my cousin's cell phone, I called as loud as I could yell.
No luck.
So I walked to my cousin's house with him. Then my aunt drove me home. (No, I'm not a wimp. It was seven miles!)
The highlight of the day is that my local bookstore showed Mom an ordering flyer with my book on it. We should be able to pick up copies next week. If Mom won't leave me behind in Springville, I guess I'll forgive her.