Before I attended the DC book signing, I received a great piece of technology, the Ultra Flip Video recorder (see photo at top right). This digital video camera is the size of my cellphone, but about as twice as thick. This makes it easy to carry in my pocket or in my hand, and it's so easy to use. Not to mention, loading video is easy because it has a built in USB attachment. That being the case, I plan on bringing you more of my own video.

Reality Blogging (part 1 of changing the game)

Here at The Rich House, I like to keep it fresh, so we are going to change the game up a bit. When I did my Fade to Black post everyone thought (probably because I wrote it in that slant) that I was quitting blogging. On the contrary. I just decided that I wanted to change the focus of my blogging. You will still get the thought provoking and entertaining pieces, but you'll also get some live unscripted footage. So hang around for the ride and let's see what new and exciting ground we can cover.

St. Louis Book Signing

Today we are going to play it safe and just share some photos and video footage from a book signing that I was invited to attend as a signing author. It was a great venue, held at a fairly new black owned bookstore, Not Just A Bookstore. I met some fantastic authors and sold some books from the Love and Redemption project while helping the store owners make a little money. That was cool.

Rich Fitzgerald, Foxy 95.5 Radio Personality Niecy Davis,
and Author Londa B

Author Carletta D. Washington, M.Ed.

Author's Pat Simmons, Rich Fitzgerald, and Brenda M. Hampton

As soon as that event was over I stopped by my local library to show some love to National Best Selling Author Eric Jerome Dickey, who has a new book out entitled PLEASURE. Come to find out, he had heard of the Blogger's Delight Book and was happy to extend us a photo opportunity. Thanks for the love Eric.

About the host:
Rich Fitzgerald is the author of the short story "One to Remember" featured in Love and Redemption (Bloggers' Delight Vol. 1), a collection of short stories by authors who blog. To read excerpts or to order a copy of the title, visit i-Lit. The book is also available on Amazon.


Mizrepresent said...

Loved it Rich! You go! Loved the video and the pics, high ^5, for upping the know how we do!

CapCity said...

Ditto Diane! Keep the game tight, Bruh Rich! LOL!

But, is it just me/my browser? or are there two images or videos that are not appearing?

Rich said...

You should see in this order
3 photos
1 video
1 more photo

CapCity said...

Cool! I can see 'em all now & they look GREAT!

A New Man said...

Go for the gold, big man! Hey, I had trouble seeing some of the pics, too.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

hey man, great pics

Jewells said...

Ha, I was one of those people who had thought you were done blogging. Glad you're still at it.

I like the idea of changing the game up with doing videos and such. It adds a more personal touch.

Eric Jerome Dickey... Another book already??? He doesn't play. I was surprised at all of the people who showed up for his signing in Charleston last year. Funny that half that less than that showed up for Zane and Omar Tyree. Guess everybody loves Dickey, including me=)

Lovebabz said...

From my bed! You are Fab! Love it!

Don said...

I thought I was watching a documentary. It was just that real life. You definitely have given a more personal feel to blogging. That is great, great, great.

It's sad that I've never read Eric Jerome Dickey. Everyone tells me that I am missing out. I do plan on getting around to reading his books though. Londa B. sounds like she has written an interesting read as well.

Gotta Let it Out said...

Love, love, love the pics! Eric Jerome Dickey is the TRUTH! He is the love of my life, and doesn't even know it. Those dreads are oh so sexy too!!

jalishouse said...

Love the post!

To all readers who have yet to read "Blogger's Delight" - amazing stories - what are you waiting for???

Eb the Celeb said...

I heard that this said book tour was NOT making a stop in NYC... just straight rude!

nice pics though!

cheaters is still my all-time fav eric jerome dickey book... and its not because the cover is purple

Stephen Bess said...

The photos are cool. I really wish that I was able to attend the one you had here in DC. Maybe next time. By the way, thanks for stopping through and thanks for the comment. Peace~

Rich said...

@EB, the tour is coming your way, we just don't have a date. Everyone is busy writing and attending to existing dates, but you know it won't be a party until Eb the Celeb is in the house.

@Stephen Bess -- brother, I wish you could have made it as well. You never know, we might just get the opportunity to roll back through your beautiful city.

James Tubman said...

ok cool

so you all do poems, stories and all types of creative expressions

maybe one day i can put something to the table

PRO said...

You gone have me posting pictures I took with E. Lynn back in 1996! Great to see some familiar faces in the literary world! EJD, eh. Down-to-earth, picture-taking brother as the writing he evokes!

Congrats on your accomplishment.

dcyrill said...

That look like fun. I loved the video. Let me know when your book tour comes to GA so I can give you a shoutout. :)

nikki said...

looky here! someone is a celeb and stuff! man, i should have gotten your autograph back when you were still anonymous.

MysTery said...

Good job!! Keep up the good work. :)

Sharon said...

Hey Brother Rich! Great job with the video history and the run down of events; however, I find I must ask a favor of the future when events like these are taking place in The Lou of which you are aware, please give a sistah a holla as I would have loved to attend both these events and somehow I fell short of my game and didn't even know they were jumping off in my fair city ;)