As faithful readers of my blog know, (Hi Mom!) last Friday I did a book signing with very cool author Tina Ferraro (Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress). It went great. And if you could hear the tone of my voice, which you can’t unless you’re either psychic or schizophrenic, you would hear me saying this with a small amount of surprise. Because I’ve had so many sad and lonely book signings (Okay, there haven’t been that many, but once you have a few they stay very firmly planted in your memory.) it’s always a pleasant surprise when things go well.
Thank you, my friends for showing up so I didn’t look bad in front of the book store personnel! (This is what really counts. I can now hold my head high the next time I walk into that Barnes and Noble.)
A ton of people from my old Gilbert neighborhood showed up and it was so nice to see them again after being away for 8 years. In fact, I think from now on I’ll say that the best book signings are like funerals—-because all sorts of people from your past turn up to pay their regards. Of course they also had to pay money, and I wasn’t buried at the end, so there are some obvious differences with this metaphor, but you get the idea.
My next book signing will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on November 17th. Mark your calendars. And there will be no need to wear black or bring flowers.