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Monday, October 18, 2010

Speeches and Handshakes

Okay, before I get into the details of my speech at this weekend's BMAF Conference, let me give you the signing schedule through the end of November:


Thur 10/21 - 11-3 pm, Lehi Costco
Fri, Oct. 22 - Noon-2pm, Lehi Costco
Fri 10/22 - 4-7 pm, S. Ogden Costco
Sat 10/23 - Chris will be speaking at BMAF Convention (Book of Mormon Archealogical Foundation) -Sheraton Hotel - 150 W. 500 S., Salt Lake City, UT. Starts at 9:00 AM. (Call 208-736-3779, 208-736-3779 or 208-420-0945 for more information)
Thur 10/28 - 11-4 pm, Murray Costco
Fri Oct. 29 - 11 am to 1 pm, Utah Valley University (UVU) Bookstore, Orem
Sat 10/30 - 11-3 pm, West Bountiful Costco


Sat, Nov. 6th – St George, Costco, 11-4pm
Nov. 9th ­ Lehi Costco, 11-2 pm
Nov. 12th - Orem Costco, 11-2pm
Nov. 18th - Lehi Costco, 11-2 pm
Nov, 19th - West Bountiful Costco, 11-2pm
Sat, Nov. 20th – Twin Falls Costco, 10am-Noon
Sat, Nov. 20th – Crowley’s Quad, 1-4 pm
Tues, Nov. 23rd – Orem Costco, 11-2pm
Wed, Nov. 24th – West Bountiful Costco, 11-2pm
BLACK Fri, Nov. 26th– Orem Costco, 10-2pm
BLACK Fri, Nov. 26th – Redwood Seagull (about 15th South), 3-4:30
Tues, Nov. 30 - West Bountiful, 11-2pm 

Please make note of 1st-time appearances in St. George, Utah and more appearances in Idaho in November! My signings in Rexburg and Pocatello this weekend were tremendous. All combined we sold over 500 books at both venues! That's a lot of "Tennis Shoes" readers--many of them NEW to the series. Unfortunately, many packages won't be opened until Christmas morning (sorry about that. Not my fault! Talk to your parents and grandparents!). It's been a great thrill to meet so many of my readers and fans these past few weeks. May the signings continue!!!
As I have mentioned in previous posts, throughout the month of October, orders of $20 or more (before shipping) placed directly through me by calling 801-495-0555 or by ordering on the website http://www.heimerrecords.com/ will receive a choice of FREE STUFF. THIS SPECIAL ENDS ON OCT. 31st! I've never revealed the identity of the freebies. Just know that they are valuable, previously published, and created by me. I give the list to customers as they order or if you order online, I contact you by email. If you're looking for great stuff either for your personal library or just for autographed Christmas gifts, this is a deal that only an author could provide for his fans. For goodness sake CALL AND ASK FOR CHRIS!


As mentioned on the calender of events, this weekend I will give my presentation at the Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City for the Book of Mormon Archeological Convention entitled, "American Exceptionalism and Book of Mormon Geography." I'm sure I'll post portions of the speech on my blog next week, but I would welcome anyone to come listen to the presentation as well as other great presentations by a host of accredited speakers. My hour-long presentation, I believe, begins around 11:45 AM. My subject (if the title isn't clear) is to discuss recent trends among certain LDS "for-profit" organizations to try and mingle issues of American nationalism and nativism with tenets of Book of Mormon scholarship, which I feel is a MAJOR no-no. The Church has never defined where Book of Mormon cities and events took place. Nevertheless, some are trying to convince us that Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon make these things clear, proclaiming a position that even the Lord's prophets have never proclaimed. My objective is to take some air out of such philosophies and to remind us that all revelation is reserved solely for the President of the Church.

I hope to see some of you there!


  1. Any chance that you'll come out to Nauvoo?

  2. I have been reading your books for a loooong time. In fact I actually read gadiantons first then went back and read the original tennis shoes book. But I never looked back. I can't wait to meet you and tell you thanks for the adventure!

  3. Please rell me in tis very busy schedule, that somewhere there is time for you to work on the next book in the tennis shoes series.... I have finished your new one, and am going crazy waiting for the next already! It was such a fascinating story, and so very well done. I can't wait!

  4. Wish I could be there!

    Love the new look of your blog!

  5. Im so excited to see that your coming down to St. George!!! I will definitely be going to that! Thanks for taking the time to come allll the way down here! :)

  6. For black friday signing when you say redwood seagull does that mean seagull book on redwood and 5400 south

  7. The signing at Seagull Redwood is about 1500 S., at the store nearer to the LDS Distribution Center.