From the Writing Desk

The Professor on Tour: Prattville

Me and longtime friend, Stacey Johnson Lewis
Me and longtime friend, Stacey Johnson Lewis

On Saturday, March 15, the Professor book tour stopped in Prattville, Alabama for a signing at Books-A-Million.  We had an awesome day, selling 18 more copies, and seeing old friends and meeting a lot of interesting new people.

Special thanks to my high school friend, Stacey Johnson Lewis, who helped promote the event.  It was fantastic to see Stacey and her daughter, as well as many of her friends in the Prattville area.  Also, my friend, Joana Ellis, the executive director of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (of which I am a member), dropped by.  Additionally, my law school friend and trial team member, Vernetta Perkins, came by for a book.

It was fun introducing new people to The Professor.
It was fun introducing new people to The Professor.

I was fortunate to have a great location at the front of the store, and it was fun to see several people enter the store and head right for my table, checking out the back cover, maybe asking a few questions, and then taking the book (or books) with them to the check out counter.  It is always fun hearing people’s  comments, whether it is, “this looks like it’s right down my ally,” or “my husband will love this book,” or “this would be great for our book club.”

Our display at BAM!
Our display at BAM!

Thanks to Books-A-Million for being a wonderful host.  General Manager, John Allsup, made sure we had a great setup, and the folks at the front desk were nice and helpful throughout.

It was another great day for the tour!  Next stop:  Gulf Shores, Alabama on March 29…

By robertbaileybooks

Author of the forthcoming legal thriller "The Professor" (Random House, January 28, 2014).

2 replies on “The Professor on Tour: Prattville”

Just finished reading The Professor on my Kindle. I stumbled on it quite by accident through a friend’s Facebook post. Honestly the book tells a great great story which pulls you in and doesn’t let go. However, I was very disturbed by all the vulgar language, and that is the only way I can describe it. The story doesn’t need the language!! Consider John Grisham, David Baldacci, and the late Vince Flynn. Their books are just as exciting to read, but not one of these authors feel the need to help sell their books with gutter language. I certainly hope to see more books authored by you, but hopefully books I can truly recommend to all readers.

I haven’t read the book yet but I have it on my Kindle. I was told about how good it was by a good friend of mine. She said the author was from Huntsville and his mom’s name was Beth Bailey. I knew then you were one of my former students at Huntsville Middle. I am Mrs. Johnson your 7th grade science teacher. I am very proud of you Bob. Tell your mom I said hello. Loking forward th getting a copy of the book autographed by you.

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