A Great Book Signing

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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.

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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.


  1. TinaFerraro
    August 29, 2007 at 10:54 am

    LOL, Janette, I loved your line about the signing seeming like your funeral, although having participated in it, I can’t remember a funeral where everyone laughed so hard and had so much fun!

    I, too, am grateful to all who came out to support you (us) and hope to get the opportunity to see them all again!

  2. Janette Rallison
    August 29, 2007 at 11:48 am

    See, didn’t I tell you she was cool?

  3. Tamra Norton
    August 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    So glad the signing went well. Let’s just carry those positive vibes through your Houston events in October!

    Can’t wait! Everyone here is excited to see you!

  4. Annette Lyon
    August 29, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    So well put, Janette! Glad it was a hit.

  5. tenacious d
    August 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Yay! I’m glad it went well.

  6. Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts)
    August 30, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations, Janette. Successful signings are like very fine wine gone to the head — okay, I’ve never drunk in wine. But I hear it’s a really cool feeling.

  7. tenacious d
    August 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Those are great photos, too. Love your “business casual” top!

  8. Heather B. Moore
    August 30, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Good booksignings keep you going just that much longer! Sounds like fun. Wished I lived closer so I could be a true Rallison groupie.

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