Last Saturday, I had my first book signing. Village Books in Columbia, MO was nice enough to host me. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would anyone show up? Would I sit for 2 hours with nothing to do? Would I be more of a hindrance – in the way of real customers?
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. I had a steady stream of book lovers come in to purchase my novels and hang out to chat for a few minutes. “Real customers” stopped to ask about my books and a few were talked into giving them a try. And those in attendance got a taste of Butchered Dreams, before it was released, because I did do a short reading from the novel.
Becky and Doug did a great job of making me feel welcome and wanted. I couldn’t have asked for a better bookstore to do my first signing. Pictures were taken and in the few moments of down time, they helped me stay focused, calm, and entertained. They deserve a huge pat on the back for their efforts and attention.
Also, I want to thank everyone that came out. And not just because they bought books, they chatted, listened to my horrid reading aloud, and lended their support. I had readers from as far away as Springfield, Missouri and Topeka, Kansas show up. I may write for myself, but I publish only because people keep reading my books.
Sorry this post came late.