Today was a dream come true, and I owe that entirely to the kindness and love of friends and family. I walked in to Barnes & Noble and set up my table with 25 books, and I left with no books. 22 had sold, and 3 were going on an end-cap to sell later. My wonderful, wonderful People had come in and made me look like I was a New York Times Best Selling Author. By the time I was packing up to leave, my table was gloriously bare.
YOU, friends and family, made this event a success, and I don’t know how to thank you all other than to just keep telling everyone how amazing you are.
The tiaras were a big hit, and I was pretty excited when the book sellers wanted to wear them, too. I think everyone could use a little sparkle. B even wore one for a split second, but refused to be photographed.
I think the biggest hit for me was the official B&N poster with my big face on it. As soon as the event was over, I walked right next door to the Michael’s there and headed back to the framing section. In two weeks, I’ll have an official B&N poster with my big face on it to hang somewhere in my house. Where, I have no idea. I can’t very well hang it over the fireplace. I have to at least pretend to have some modesty and humility about me.
Next week is the Boston Book Festival, then the book signing at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, and then I’ll be going on blog tours. I’ve been prepping interviews and guest posts for those, and I hope you’re going to enjoy reading what I’ve had to say. I’m trying to make sure there is something new for you to read at every stop, and making sure you haven’t read it here first. That’s not easy! I always want to share it with you first.
Once all that is done, it’s nose to the grindstone to finish MISS MAYHEM, and then I need to get to work on Destinee’s final book in the series. I’ve already decided she’s going to have some competition from Texas in book 3. I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile…