was a great success. A good many fans stopped by the signing location at the law firm of Stites & Harbison that is located in historic downtown Franklin at 604 West Main Street. In addition, an impressive number of new mystery readers purchased their first Mark Rollins adventure—a signed hardcover copy or the new audio edition.
Ed Binkley won the drawing for a 28-year-old claret from my private cellar. Two people won the opportunity to have a character named after them in my next mystery, Nancy Hagen and my friend Janet Jones. If my memory serves me correctly, both Ed and Nancy purchased the audio edition of The Claret Murders during the event. Janet is a long time friend and the wife of Ray Tarkington.
Previous character name winners at other signing events include:
• Connie Maynord
• Kathie Fuston
• Mick Hendrickson
• Edwin Myers
• Sue Hadfield
Connie Maynord has a busy career as an actress and model. This past month, her on camera roles have ranged from a fun loving mature age Aunt Jackie, to a ghost/wife who has come back to a husband who is dying, to a happy Golden Girl! She has been cast in the upcoming productions S.O.U.L. as Nurse Hazel and Candles as a News Reporter, and Connie is also an associate producer on Candles. In addition, Connie has had several appearances in commercials. To learn more about Connie Maynord check out www.conniemaynord.com.
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