December 28, 2007

Vince Flynn

Born in St Paul, Minnesota, best selling author, Vince Flynn was at the Mall Of America to promote his new book 'Protect And Defend'. He first was interviewed on KFAN at the Mall Of America rotunda during the Dan Barreiro show that was there for the book signing. Once his radio interview was over, he then signed books to everyone in line starting at 6:30. When the radio show ended, I left the area and did some Christmas shopping as this event happened mid December. I passed by the area a few more times to see if Vince Flynn was still there signing books, sure enough he was. When I left, the line was snaked around a few times and then it shot down the hallway as far as I could see. Come 9:30, I pass by the area once again and I watched the last person in line get their book personally signed. I was amazed, he signed a book for everyone. Plus, there was a stack of about 50 books that were to be signed and sold at the local book store.

I'm really kicking myself for not getting a book signed by Vince. Here I am praising him for the time he put in for the book signing, as the event was scheduled for 6:30 to 8:00, yet he stayed double the amount of time. I was impressed by this and applaud him for doing so. I must have walked by five different times and said to myself to get in line and get a book signed, but I did not. In all honesty, I've heard him being interviewed quite a few times on KFAN, but I've never read any of his books, yet. He has gotten himself a new fan, I will get the book at some point and read my first Vince Flynn book.

Vince Flynn is in the center of the three people in the photo, Dan Barreiro is on the right wearing the hat, and his sidekick during the show named 'Fun' is to the left.



Kate said...

You'll enjoy his books, Slinger; fast reads with fun plots. He's one of "our boys, ya know"--St. Paul. The son of one of my friends and Flynn met one another as youngsters and remain good friends. Guess he's coming to our book club and they promised to wait 'til I return from Mexico.

Rob said...

Dang, I missed this event. I just bought my Pop a number of his books as a gift.

Steve Cuddihy said...

I saw the last half of an interview with Flynn on the Glen Beck show about a week ago. He has a great story to tell about his life. I was amazed at what I heard about him, his trouble in college, overcoming dyslexia to become a writer. Plus being a St Paul native and still living in the Twin Cities just rocks in my book.

Steve Cuddihy said...

Dusty - I've never 'crashed' a Book Club before, but perhaps we need to look into this option.