Book signings then and now

When I first became an author I thought book signings were all about meeting my public, finding out what they wanted, and making them happy.

Sorry public, I gave up on making you happy long ago.

Now it’s all about not looking bad in front of the book store personnel. If that means begging everyone I know to come into the store then I will do it unashamedly. Because there is nothing worse than having the book store personnel think you are a friendless, readerless author who can’t draw a crowd.

So, although I know it seems like I just told you about a book signing, (because I did,) now I’m telling you about another one. I’ll be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe with super fun author Janni Simner doing readings and a signing.

This is your official invitation begging you to come!

Tuesday, March 31
7:00 PM

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283.


  1. Windsong
    March 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    *sends my virtual self*

    If only there wasn’t about 2,000 miles between there and here.

    *contemplates cutting and pasting the atlas* o:)

    Good luck with your book signing!

  2. Sarah M Eden
    March 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Okay, I can’t claim a 2,000 mile separation, but I can’t get to Tempe. I did, however, make a point of asking the first bookstore employee I ran into at B&N at Desert Ridge last week where you were holding your author signing. (He gave me a look like maybe I wasn’t very bright, since your table was set up like 25 feet behind him. — the things I do for fellow authors!) Good luck at Changing Hands!!

  3. azang
    March 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    That was me…Angela
    I forgot to use my open ID, sheesh!

  4. Anonymous
    March 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    We will be there…I know how persuasive you can be!

  5. Kaferine
    March 30, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I’ll be there if you ever make it to Washington state! 🙂

  6. Alysa
    March 31, 2009 at 7:35 am

    If only it were a day later! I arrive in the Phoenix area on the 1st. 🙁

  7. Janette Rallison
    March 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the support, virtual and otherwise!

  8. Anonymous
    March 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    how long will you be having the signing for cause i have track then piano at 7 but if you’ll still be there until like atleast 8:30 i WILL try my hardest to make it there!!!

  9. Meredith
    March 31, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I will be there! I am bringing my sister-in-law and my sweet little niece. I can’t wait!


  10. Janette Rallison
    March 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    It’s always hard to say how long these things last. Generally I’d say an hour, but there are two of us doing readings so it may well last until 8:30.

    I’ll talk slowly just in case. Hope you can make it!

  11. Sarah M Eden
    April 1, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I hope you really packed ’em in last night!!

  12. Janette Rallison
    April 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks to all who came! It was great!

  13. Brenna
    April 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    This has nothing to do with your blog post, but oh well. I think you’ll forgive me. 😉

    I just read Just One Wish today, and absolutely loved it. It was so sweet and funny and poignant. Keep up the awesome writing!

  14. Enna Isilee
    April 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    You’re coming near me soon! I’ll be there with JUST ONE WISH in hand. I’ll bring my mama along this time too. 🙂 I’m sure she’d be happy to see you.

  15. Janette Rallison
    April 2, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I’ll look for you! And thanks for the comment about Just One Wish. I liked it too. (I’m only slightly biased.)

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