Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Signing: Phil Beloin, Jr.

This past Saturday Phil Beloin, Jr. signed copies of his book The Big Bad at an independent bookstore in Naugatuck, CT. This was Phil's first signing for his debut novel, which was published in July by Hilliard & Harris. I drove down to CT. to attend the signing with my friend J.W. Phil, J.W., and I were classmates in film school, and the last time we were together was at my wedding almost eight years ago. So on top of the signing event, it was a mini film school reunion.

The signing was in at Tina's Cafe & Bookshop, a new establishment off the town green. Phil was their inaugural author. Tina's is more cafe than bookshop, but hopefully the townsfolk will rise up to demand more books in their town.

Phil's friends, family, and other supporters turned out for the signing, and a few passersby stopped to check out the stack of books Phil had out on display. J.W. bought a copy and had his signed, and I picked up a second copy that I'll give to some deserving pulp fiction fan as a gift.

If you didn't get a chance to drop by for your copy you still have a chance because Tina's got a shelf devoted to The Big Bad, and Phil just placed more copies in an independent bookstore in Shelton.

Phil tells me he's working on the sequel to the The Big Bad, tentatively titled The Bigger Bad. The second in a trilogy. I don't have any plot details as yet, but as Phil says about Nick Constantine, his main character: "There's no way Nick's not getting into more trouble."

Read an interview with Phil here.
Read my review of The Big Bad here.
Read an article on Phil here.
Buy your copy on Amazon.


Liz's Mom said...

Delightful report.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dell and Jeff for coming down. Seeing you guys was the best part of the day!


Dell Smith said...

Happy to be a part of it. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all. Also a nice way to launch Tina's Cafe and Bookshop. :)

Donna Marie Merritt said...

Someone just mentioned Tina's to me as a possible place to launch my first book of poetry. Nice to read about it on your blog! It's certainly making me consider Tina's as a choice. Do you know if Tina's has a Web site? Thanks much!

Dell Smith said...

Hi Donna. Phil said Tina was very nice and made him feel very welcome. She didn't have a website when she first opened (the week of Phil's signing) and I don't know if she's got one up and running now.