There’s nothing that makes this literature-lover’s heart happy like knowing that book stores are actually opening their doors. So join me, won’t you, in celebrating the newest bookseller in Bellevue, Kentucky (USA), Four Finch Books.

The owner, Courteney Alexander, was kind enough to welcome me to Four Finch Books on Friday, November 18, 7pm, for a signing/reading and AMA for my novel, Girl on Fire. In addition to book signings with authors, the store also holds painting parties and a Drawing FUNdamentals art class.

Four Finch Books |
Photo courtesy of Four Finch Books

To introduce you further to Four Finch Books, here’s a Q&A that I held with Courteney.

Cherie Dawn: When did Four Finch Books open, and how did you come up with the name?
Courtney: Four Finch Books opened June 20 of this year. I actually came up with the name from a stamp I saw at Michael’s of four finches on a wire. I’ve had people ask why Finch isn’t pluralized? I did that simply because Four Finch Books sounds way better than Four Finches Books.

CD: You must have a great love for reading and for books. What are some of your favorites, and why?
C: All Men Are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir is one of my favorite novels. It tackles mortality and the fragility of humanity. I’m also in love with Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, which sounds like a leap but Series of Unfortunate Events tackles unjustness and humanity. Also, pretty much anything written by Agatha Christie.

CD: You’re on a deserted island and you can have one book character with you – who is it?
C: Captain Nemo! We could escape on the Nautilus and go on an adventure!

CD: Just for fun: Digital, paperback, or hardcover?
C: Hardcover. There’s less of a chance you could rip the cover off when you fall asleep. Next would be paperback, then digital. I don’t mind digital but I don’t like having to charge my book.

CD: Christmas is right around the corner. Name two books that you think would make a great present for a book lover.
C: I personally love the book The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. It has it all: romance, mystery, murder and action. Also, Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara. I love the Civil War and his books are so beautifully written and historically accurate it makes you feel like you’re there.

Now I know what to add to my reading list! I hope you enjoyed this book talk, and that you can join us for the Girl on Fire signing November 18. If you’re unable to, remember that you can always stop in to get your copy there (prefer digital? Download Girl on Fire here), as well as a wonderful variety of books that you’ll love.

Many thanks to Courteney and Four Finch Books!

Peace, love, and fire,
Cherie Dawn 


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