This weekend, I will join twenty-two other area authors for First Friday in Kansas City’s historic West Bottoms. Rachel Ellyn, Andy Attwood, Aaron Hollingsworth, and Dennis Young are just a few of the many Kansas City storytellers who will be on hand to sign books and share their stories with Warehouse Weekend patrons.
Books in the Bottoms will also feature authors who note West Bottoms’ storied past and other regional true stories, such as Terence O’Malley’s works about organized crime, Tom Pendergast, Harry Truman, and Nelly Don, the world-renowned dressmaker in her time.
The event includes fourteen different stores and shops in the West Bottoms, and will run from 9am to 4pm on Friday, February 4, and Saturday, February 5.
I encourage you to visit all the stores and meet as many authors as possible, but if you’re looking for me, I’ll be at Top Hat Mercantile on Saturday morning and Behind the Vintage Door Saturday afternoon. In addition to having copies of the first editions of Eolyn and High Maga, I’ll be telling stories about my great-great grandfather, whose magic show was the talk of the town back in 19th century Kansas City.
For more information about the event, including a map and a complete list of authors, visit the West Bottoms web site.
Hope to see you there!