Future Book Signing Events will be listed on the Authors and Experts website so for the latest and updated information be sure to follow this link. You wouldn't want to miss a Perfectly Amanda event that may be in your town! http://authorsandexperts.com/
February 19, 2012, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Amanda Blake Birthday Celebration
The Superstition Mountain Museum
Presentation and signing
Apache Junction, AZ
February 18, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Amanda Blake Birthday Celebration
Reception and signing
The Cave Creek Museum
Cave Creek, AZ
May 1, 2011
Buckaroo Book Store at Melody Ranch (www.scvoutwest.com) during the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival (www.cowboyfestival.org). Time of the book signing is pending for Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Come enjoy the day at the legendary Melody Ranch and visit with the cowboys and girls!
April 30, 2011
L.A. Times Festival of Books at the USC campus.
Details are still being finalized for this prestigious annual literacy event and will be posted at a later date. Be sure to mark your calendars so as not to miss this opportunity for all things grand in the world of literature
April 9, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Beckey will be signing/selling copies of Perfectly Amanda at "The Book Nook and Java Shop" in the charming community of Montague, Michigan. Also attending that day will be a very special guest and friend of Amanda Blake's - Jane Price. For readers of Perfectly Amanda, you will remember that Jane worked for the Gilberts when they were successfully breeding Cheetahs in captivity and helping to save the endangered species. Jane continued her work with Amanda after she left the Phoenix area and stayed with the actress until 1987 at which time she had become a very dear friend. Jane will be on hand with photos of those great furry friends that were her charges while at the Gilbert estate on Exeter Boulevard.
Beckey sends 'Thanks' to Bryan Uecker, proprietor of The Book Nook and Java Shop, and my high school chum Kim Claypool Burck for inviting her to this great place!
March 25, 2011, 10:30 am
Beckey will be interviewed on "The WGVU Morning show with Shelly Irwin" at 10:30 EST. The program can be enjoyed with a live online stream found at the link below. The interview will focus upon the upcoming Perfectly Amanda book signing event in Montague, Michigan, on April 9, 2011.
March 24 - 27, 2011
The Palm Springs West Fest promises to be one of the largest California western events to date. Beckey is thrilled to be able to attend the event that is scheduled for March 24 - 27, 2011. Stop by the Five Star table and pick up your copy of Perfectly Amanda, have it personalized by Beckey and 'jaw a bit' about Miss Kitty and all things Gunsmoke! For further details about West Fest be sure to check out the website:
Check out the great pictures of Beckey speaking on the Gunsmoke Panel with Bo Hopkins.
March 22, 2011, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cave Creek Coffee and Wine Book Signing
6033 East Cave Creek Road
March 20, 2011, 2:00 pm
Conquistador Equine Rescue and Advocacy Program Fundraiser
16028 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ
To raise funds for the Conquistador Equine Rescue and Advocacy Program, Beckey Burgoyne will sign copies of her award-winning book, Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty
Pat Haight (480)-430-4011
March 20, 2011, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chandler Costco Book Signing (for Costco Members only)
595 S. Galleria Way, Chandler AZ
March 19, 2011, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glendale Costco Book Signing (for Costco Members only)
17550 N. 79th Ave., Glendale
March 19, 2011, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Festival of the West
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Copies of Perfectly Amanda will be available for purchase at the Five Star table and can be personalized by Beckey. Check out details of this fun outing that will include Celebrity Panel Discussions hosted by Charlie LeSueur.
March 5, 2011, 9:00 - 10:00 am
"Around the Barn" with Nancy Pitchford Zhe and Co host Bobbi Jean Bell of Outwest Marketing. KHTS 1220 AM. The show airs on Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 PT.
Also located at www.hometownstation.com.
February 24, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Northeast Elementary Magnet School will feature one of its own teachers at "Reading Night" to be held at the school on February 24, 2011 from 6:00 - 7:30. The evening will feature a western theme in honor of the recently published book Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty - To Dodge and Beyond by author and P.E. teacher Beckey Burgoyne. Burgoyne, will discuss writing the book and the actress that inspired her as well as share video of her favorite Amanda Blake/Gunsmoke scenes. The evening will also include other guest artists and authors to encourage the next generation to pursue the wonderful world of literacy and art. A donation to the Northeast Library will be made for every purchase of Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty.
February 21, 2011
Beckey will be a guest on the "JT in the Morning" Show found at WSBT of South Bend, Indiana. To add a bit of excitement to the conversation, JT will be offering copies of Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty to listeners. Details of the give-away are yet to be determined.
January 15, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Beckey Burgoyne -- Danville native, Covington resident, and Northeast Elementary School teacher -- will sign copies of her book, Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond, at the library on Saturday, January 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the first floor Meeting Room. Copies of her book will be available to purchase, and she is generously donating $3 from the sale of each book to the library.
For nearly 20 years, families gathered around their television sets to watch the adventures of Marshal Matt Dillon, Festus, Chester, Doc, and, of course, Miss Kitty, owner of the Long Branch Saloon and the Marshal's love interest. As a young girl, Burgoyne was greatly influenced by Miss Kitty. She admired her independent nature and contentment with choosing a career over homesteading. As television didn't often portray women with such strength and strong will, Miss Kitty was truly an inspiration and an excellent role model for a new generation of women.
Beckey Burgoyne's appearance will include remarks about the writing of her book, Amanda Blake and her best-known character, Miss Kitty, as well as memorabilia. For more information, visit www.PerfectlyAmanda.com.
http://www.danville.lib.il.us/news.htm#LIBRARY HOSTS BOOK SIGNING WITH BECKEY BURGOYNE JAN. 15
December 18, 2011, 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Just in time for Christmas local author Beckey Burgoyne will be signing/selling her biography of actress Amanda Blake at Charlotte's on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 from 10:00 - 2:00. Charlotte's is located at 402 North Gilbert in Danville, Ill. Check out Charlotte's Future Events and information at the newly created website: Book Tour page http://charlottesdanville.com/
October 2, 2010, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Apple Fest Book signing
Glorie Bee's Antiques
September 12, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Private Book Signing
September 3-4, 2010
Dodge City Celebration for the 55th anniversary of Gunsmoke
Dodge City, KS 67801
By the 15th season, viewers were well aware of the play of feeling between Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon, the marshal of Dodge City. The show's creators explored another level of that relationship in an episode titled "The Badge," scheduled to air in February 1970.
In the episode, Matt is badly wounded. When he begins to recover, Kitty packs up and leaves Dodge, unwilling to be around the next time Matt is wounded and in danger of dying.
The story was rejected by CBS executives, who argued that Kitty's extreme reaction was out of character. But when one of the producers handed them his resignation, the episode was returned to the schedule and aired Feb. 2, 1970.
Beckey Burgoyne, author of a new biography of Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty for 19 years, remembers that episode.
"I remember vividly being 10 or 12 years old and the impact that episode had on me. It really showed Miss Kitty's beauty and brains and the strength she had," she said.
Burgoyne will be in Dodge City this weekend to attend the "Gunsmoke" 55th anniversary celebrations and to sign copies of her book.
July 24, 2010, 12:30 - 1:30pm
National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl
Autry National Center
Los Angeles, California
July 4, 2010, 9:00 - 11:00 pm PT
Radio Interview on Niteside
with Gregg Hunter
April 17, 2010, 9:30 am PT
Radio Interview on Around the Barn
by hostess Nancy Pitchford
KHTS 1220 AM
March 12, 2010
Williamsburg Film Festival
The author will be speaking on the life of Amanda Blake and promoting her upcoming book Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's "Miss Kitty" - To Dodge and Beyond.
Books will be available for pre-order.
Interview with Chronical of the Old West
Beckey had the privilege to speak with Dakota Livesay regarding Amanda Blake and her soon to be released biography "Perfectly" Amanda. The interview for "Chronicle of the Old West" took place this past March at the perfect venue - The Festival of the West in Scottsdale, Arizona where all things were western and in the town Amanda Blake called home for twenty years.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA
Author signing times to be determined.
Festival of the West
The author will be speaking on Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21 at 11 a.m. on the Cowboys and Indians Stage. Topics will include the life of Amanda Blake.
Books will be available for pre-order.
Published by: Five Star Publications
Published: Summer 2010
Size: 8.5" x 11", 300 pages
Paperback / Biography $29.95
US ($31.95 CAN)