My son and his wife and my grandbabies stopped by to say hello.
So today was my first ever author event. I've spoken at various functions, but this was my first signing experience. It was pretty darned fun!
The highlight was meeting readers who'd come to the event just to meet me. THAT. WAS. FABULOUS.
It was fun interacting with other authors, too, and just being in a bookstore is always a good thing.
Some of the authors were seasoned at this routine, including my tablemate, YA author Joy Spraycar.
What I learned: that these events are nothing to fear. I was pretty hesitant to do something like this, but I wouldn't hesitate again. The crowd was warm and it was very upbeat.
What I'd do differently: I wish the event hadn't been on a day when so many other big events were going on in the community, but I didn't have any control over that.
The Heavenly hardcovers were the hot sale item! Everybody LOVED the artwork. That was cool.
Overall, the Authorpalooza was a positive experience. There's nothing like meeting people you've chatted with and "met" through your books! That was really outstanding.
Looking forward to the hop next week!
Read and let read~