On Saturday, I got to spend a lovely afternoon at Kat’s Book Nook in Bemidji surrounded by good books, good friends, and a couple of cats. How was the signing, you ask? FANTASTIC! Gosh, I can’t tell you how much I just LOVE meeting people and talking about my book. Love, love, love. It is a dream come true and I soak up every second of it.
I set up my table at Kat’s around 12:40 (because when I’m nervous, I show up early and prep). Since I was early, I got to chat with Kat and play with her adorable kitties…one of whom thought the dreamcatcher I brought to decorate the table was the BEST TOY EVER. Convincing her not to eat it was a feat, but she managed to control herself for the most part.
Then, the people started arriving–thank goodness, I thought. Thank you to everyone who came out to support me, talk about my book, get a copy signed, and check out a fabulous local bookstore. I’d been nervous beforehand because this was my first official signing, but it was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again!
What’s even better is the crew from Lakeland arrived to film the book signing for another In Focus segment and to get footage for my upcoming Common Ground segment! I had a blast doing the interview with Lakeland reporter Kathleen Cohen. In Focus airs as the last piece on the 10 o’clock news this Friday on PBS. If you aren’t in the viewing area, I’ll be posting it to my Facebook wall and on my website. 🙂
After the book signing, I got to celebrate with friends at Udom’s in Hackensack. Since moving up to Northern Minnesota, I thought I was destined to never eat Thai food unless I made it myself. Luckily, Udom’s is only an hour away from Bemidji and totally, 100% worth the drive. It’s also half-way between Brainerd and Bemidji, so Shane and I met a group of friends from Brainerd and had an amazing night. Cheers!
What a wonderful weekend, and it is only the beginning of the book tour! More signings, talks, and author events are on their way! If I’m not stopping by your hometown, shoot me an email and I can also make appearances at book clubs and other organizations. I’d love to talk about Seven Stones with you.
Happy Monday! 🙂