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Tucson Festival of Books and my new cowboy friend, Randall Dale!

Met this great guy, Randall Dale, who writes real cowboy stories. I'm going to interview him some day on this blog.  We shared a table, and he stood outside with his rope, and boy did the cowboys come. It was fascinating to watch the readers that flocked to him, as opposed to the women reading romance who came to mine. He's a talented writer, I can tell. I overheard the stories about his growing up, stories passed down by two generations of Arizona cowboys, and it was like vitamins for my soul. He won't be there today with his quiet ways, so I'll miss him terribly.

The Festival was wonderful. We had perfect weather…the fans were awesome, and got to see some superfans yesterday. Today, Kellie and Beth and several others are coming by. Kellie will help me from 12 to 2 and then during my talk in the tent (Yay! A Tent Talk – not to be confused with a Ted Talk, but some day – my first ever). I'm at Booth 108, and will be at Booth 178 for the Tent Talk and author's pavillion.

Isn't this the best tee shirt? His wife bought my vampires!

Leslie Jones was on the other side of me. We have gotten to know each other over the years of my attending Arizona Dreamin', along with my other pals Kris Tualla, Morgan Kearns and Deena Remiel. Always old home week when we get together, share war stories and just plane goof off. Leslie now has 3 books out. I'm so proud of how her career has gone.

Every place I go I learn something, see something that moves me, and I make friends I didn't know were friends before. I have way more to say, but I'm off again to the Faire, finishing breakfast, and thinking of all of you. Have a beautiful Sunday. And think about all those wonderful connections we make online and in person. What a small and beautiful world it is indeed. I'm getting to do what I absolutely love to do, and can do for the rest of my life.
Courtesy of Lindsay McKenna, another awesome military romantic suspense author!!
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julie beasley - March 13, 2016

Your table looked good. Glad you were able to meet a cowboy. Have fun hope you sell all your books

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Gayle Latreille - March 13, 2016

Looks like you are enjoying yourself immensely, Sharon. Have fun and happy sales!! ❤

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J.D. Hart - March 13, 2016

Sounds like big time fun! Two of my favorite songs are "Ride em' Cowboy and "The Cowboy rides away". Enjoy!!

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    Sharon Hamilton - March 14, 2016

    Dale was a great real deal guy. He and his wife are beginning to learn marketing, and we shared some ideas together. Love meeting real people, like you, my prince.

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Judy - March 13, 2016

So glad you're having such a wonderful time. Dale sounds delightful. That T-shirt is AWESOME! Leslie is a sweetie. May your time continue to be blessed.

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Shannon Burdsall - March 13, 2016

How fun and the weather was great for you! Its nice to meet new friends and inspiration! Glad you had a good time!

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    Sharon Hamilton - March 14, 2016

    Thanks, Shannon. It is really special to meet such real, wonderful people. I always learn something every time I come to these. A lot of work, sometimes, and of course the expense, but it always furthers my career! This is the 4th year I've been here, and some readers stop by, knowing they'll see me. "I always buy most my books here" was heard all day…

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