Sally Sparrow

2015 Chicago NABC and ABTA convention

One week today, I am very excited to say, I will be in Chicago attending the ABTA convention, meeting many bridge teachers, and attempting to track down a few of our authors on behalf of MPP. I’m most looking forward to visiting the booksellers who will be selling our titles at the NABC, perhaps jumping back into the skin of a bookseller as I do so! These are people I’ve been talking with for years on the phone as they place orders with me, who I have never met in person. I’m looking forward to hearing our authors, such as Julian Laderman and Barbara Seagram, talk to the teachers and I’m anticipating the presentation I get to make to the teachers about our books. It’s my first real “work” trip!

I remember in 2011 when the NABC happened in Toronto. We were downtown every day meeting with players and authors, carting books around, and just generally enjoying the atmosphere of so many bridge players in one place at one time. I was able to meet Eric Rodwell in person, since we filmed an interview with him by Mark Horton, about his new book, The Rodwell Files. Here’s the video, if you haven’t seen it:

Perhaps I’ll see you in Chicago? 

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