TAMMY LECHNER'S ARIZONA BOOK TOUR - MARCH, 2008 (SPRING TRAINING)
"OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM: A CUBS FAN'S JOURNEY INTO BASEBALL'S GREATEST ROMANCE"
(please note: all "book tour" photographs by Adrienne Helitzer©)
SIGNING @ "THE POISONED PEN" BOOKSTORE, Scottsdale, AZ
"THE POISONED PEN" with bookstore owner Barbara Peters (Chicago native and Cubs Fan!)
Author Tammy Lechner and bookstore owner Barbara Peters talk with audience at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale
Poisoned Pen Bookstore owner Barbara Peters shows the audience a photograph of her brother , Clint Gibson, throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, Chicago
"Author Tammy Lechner meets with Cubs fans at The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ to autograph copies of "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM"
"Author Tammy Lechner meets with Arizona Cubs fans during book signing at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ
Author Tammy Lechner with a long-time dear friend and supporter Aletha Lyon of Phoneix, AZ
"Author Tammy Lechner with store owner/manager Barbara Peters and Peter's brother Clint Gibson of Paradise Valley at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. Peters and Gibson are both Chicago natives and loyal followers of the Cubs.
Author Tammy Lechner at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ
Author Tammy Lechner with Cubs fans during signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ
At the CUBS game (!) at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, AZ author Tammy Lechner is joined by long-time dear friends, Marlene and Renie Bardea of Glendale, AZ. Renie Bardeau was Disneyland's Chief Photographer for more than 30 years, and retired from the Anaheim theme Park in July, 1998.
Author Tammy Lechner signs "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM" postcards for Cubs fans at Ho-Ho-Kam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona
Author Tammy Lechner with Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. Lechner signed copies of "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM" at Jenkins annual "All-Star" Charity Baseball Tournament @ Ho-Ho-Kam Stadium in Mesa.
Author Tammy Lechner conducted book signings at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, AZ when the Cubs visited to play the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers during Spring Training, 2008
Author Tammy Lechner with a Spring Training Cubs Fan sporting a ballcap that spells out "CUBS" in Hebrew
Author Tammy Lechner set up at Don & Charlie's Restuarant in Scottsdale, a favorite and famous gathering place for Cubs fans, and conducted four book signing events at the legendary establishment, co-owned and operated by Chicago native, and long-time Scottsdale resident, Don Carson
Long-time and well-loved former Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone - a Cy Young Award winner in the major leagues, as well as former Cubs pitcher, meets with author Tammy Lechner at Don & Charlie's Restaurant in Scottsdale and signs the author's personal copy of "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM" on the page where Stone's photo appears along with Harry Caray's in the boradcast booth at Wrigley Field during the mid-1990s.
Author Tammy Lechner poses with a family sporting three generations of Cubs fans during one of Lechner's signings at Don & Charlie's Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ
Author Tammy Lechner is joined by Valerie Lee, PR Director for the Fairmont Hotel (Scottsdale) at Don & Charlie's Steakhouse in Scottsdale, AZ
Chicago Cub legend and Hall-of-Fame outfielder Billy Williams greets author Tammy Lechner with a big hug at Ferguson Jenkins All-Star Charity Game held at Ho-Ho-Kam Stadium in Mesa.
Author Tammy Lechner poses with Billy Williams, who wrote the foreword to "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM."
Cubs fan Russell Hubler and author Tammy Lechner find one another during Ferguson Jenkins All-Star Charity Game at Ho-ho-kam STadium in Mesa, AZ
Cubs fan Russell Hubler holds up a spread from the book "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM" that shows a photo of him taken by Lechner in 1993 at the Cubs Spring Training camp. In the photo Hubler is pointing at his Cubs logo watch while exclaiming "It's Time for Baseball!"
Cubs fans Billie Vuylsteke (left) and Doris Davis greet author Tammy Lechner during Ferguson Jenkins All-Star Charity Game in Mesa.