Book Signing at Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Wildfowl Art Festival: A Photo Essay

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friends at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Book Signing at Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Wildfowl Art Festival: A Photo Essay

 

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friends at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

The best part of our book tour is meeting and talking with so many friendly and interesting people. What an honor it was to be invited by the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association to hold a book signing at their wildfowl art festival in Sacramento as this fine organization celebrated its fiftieth anniversary!

Kathy and I also had the opportunity to meet some of the most talented wildlife artists in the country. We were in awe as we perused the gallery and watched these masters of their craft carve and delicately paint lifelike waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and fish of all sizes and colors.

As if Saturday’s adventures weren’t enough, I was fortunate to win a drake pintail pickleweed decoy, carved by artist Roger Anderson, at the evening’s banquet. “Pickleweed” is carvers’ lingo for a decoy displaying just the  head and upper body of a wild duck, as it might have appeared while hiding amongst the pickleweed that often blankets salt marshes and estuaries.

Thanks so much to our wonderful hosts and everyone who stopped by our table. We so appreciate your support and look forward to coming back next year!

Please scroll down for more photos from our latest adventure.

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friends at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friends at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan poses with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan visits with friend at book signing for his award-winning novel ,The Case of the Missing Game Warden

Author Steven T. Callan won this pickleweed decoy by Roger Anderson at 2022 Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Wildfowl Art Festival

 

 

Steven Callan
8 Comments
  • Craig Robinson
    Reply

    Great to see you and Kathy being able to get out, meet the folks who read your books. Good to see you two having fun. While our new home is in Montana my roots are from Northern California where I grew up hunting and fishing. Your stories about the Outlaw groups slaying ducks and geese may have even involved some of my relatives. I really enjoy your writing and can’t wait until your next book is available.
    Craig

    July 24, 2022 at 9:11 am
  • Kit Harvey
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing this book signing with those of us who couldn’t attend. I’m anxiously awaiting your next book! 😍
    It’s exciting that you won the pintail decoy! Congratulations!
    Kit

    July 24, 2022 at 12:13 pm
  • Matt
    Reply

    Great book, Steve. Sure wish we could have attended your book signing.

    July 24, 2022 at 1:38 pm
  • Tony Maffei
    Reply

    Always a pleasure to see you and Kathy, Steve! stay well my friend!

    July 25, 2022 at 1:21 pm

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