Local author will sign books
By ABBY BELDEN
Between her job at Holy Family Elementary as a cook and writing a second book, Jeanne Riedel has been busy.
In addition to working and writing, she'll also have to set some time aside to practice her John Hancock before Saturday.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 3300 Vine, Riedel will be available to meet and sign copies of her book, "Mistaken Identity," which is a thriller based in a fictitious small Kansas town.
The book is available at Hastings, which has carried the book since it was published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.
Riedel said Hastings sold out of the book, but has ordered more copies for the book signing.
"I am really excited, but I am a little nervous and keep thinking, 'God, what if nobody shows up,' " Riedel said.
With the completion of book one, Riedel said she has been writing "Painted Lady," which is book two of a series that possibly could have up to four or more books.
Riedel said she would like to have "Painted Lady" finished by the end of the year.
"I kind of know where I want to go, but sometimes you have to let the characters lead you once you start getting into the writing," Riedel said. "They may take you in a little bit of a different direction than you had planned."
In addition to the signing, Riedel also will travelto Colby to speak about her book during National Public Library week, April 15 to 19.