Books make great gifts this time of year, especially autographed ones by local authors.
Jon Musgrave and Angela Mason will be at the American Legion this Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. during the Christmas Craft and Vendor Show/Photos with Santa event.
On Saturday there's at least 16 authors set to attend the Regional Author Event at the U.S. Rep. Ken Gray Presidential Museum in the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.
Then on Monday, half of those authors, plus one more for a total of nine, will be taking part in a Southern Illinois Writers Guild Author Caravan at the Vienna Public Library from 1 to 5 p.m.
Next Thursday, Dec. 17, Angela Mason and myself will again be signing together this time at the Hamilton County Jr./Sr. High School in McLeansboro from 1 to 5 p.m.
On Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. I will be at Posterworld in the University Mall in Carbondale, and Angela will be joining me again for a signing at the Christmas Craft Bazaar at the Holiday Inn in Mount Vernon from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20.