Shortly before my first book signing I saw the video by author Parnell Hall, “Signing at the Walden Books” which I found touching and horrifying.
The video tapped into one of my greatest fears:
What if I had a book signing and no body showed up?
This fear usually manifests itself two days before the event and leads to a lack of sleep and a little knot in my stomach that doesn’t go away until I arrive at the event and find out that I am not alone.
This past Saturday I had my fourth book event, a book reading and signing a our local Borders. I knew that I wasn’t going to be there by myself because my mom and dad where making the trip down from L.A. to be there, and bringing my niece along to help with my props. I also knew that my husband and Super Blog Buddy Sarah were going to be there, so I really had nothing to fear.
Imagine my surprise when I showed up to find my own cheering section made up of friends and family. This turned out to be a good thing since there didn’t seem to be any children around to read the story to, but we made do.
So here are my thoughts on book signing #4:
- I have a wonderful group of family and friends.
- You don’t need children to have a fun book reading
- It’s fun to have grown adults say “Aye Carumba” on command.
- If you are looking for a great place to have a gathering I would suggest your local Borders it’s air conditioned and has lots of room and make sure you use the children’s section so that you have plenty of seating.
So this is a great big “Thank You” to everyone that made it out that day. I truly appreciate your support and next time I have a book signing maybe we’ll bring snacks and turn it into a true party.
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