I had the most fantastic party last Saturday! I went back to my small home town for my very first book signing. The manager of the library didn’t think I’d have very many people show up. She was pleasantly mistaken. There were about 50 people who came through during the 2 hours (remember this is a small town) and I know of several more that either couldn’t come due to family obligations or it slipped their mind. (Hey, it happens.)
I gave a short talk that turned into a much longer talk – once I finally got them to asking questions. hehe I told everyone about my writers journey and what it took to get to this point. Besides hard work, that is.
I met some new people, reconnected with ole friends, and even had one super sweet cousin and her hubby drive 6 hours to get an autographed copy of my book. Okay, I’ll admit I’d told her I’d bake her favorite cookies if she’d come, but she never responded to me. I mean, it’s a 6 hour drive for goodness sake. I squealed when I saw her get out of the car!
I received some gorgeous flowers from Marilyn, Susan & Jackie (who couldn’t be there), one guy drove 225 miles just for the signing, had sister writers there to cheer me on (is that KT hiding behind the written word?) and even coaxed my MIL out of her house in the awful heat. What more could a girl ask for?
This is my beautiful sister who is the best (unpaid) publicist you could ask for. And my oldest brother pretended he wasn’t going to pay for the book I’d just autographed. Um, cough it up big brother! 🙂
I had a wonderful day and couldn’t have asked for anything better. Normally, I don’t like being the center of attention, but I sure wasn’t bashful Saturday. Hehe
Thank you everyone who helped make my day special by either being there in person or in spirit. ♥