Last Sunday I went to Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, NC for my very first appearance as a real live author. Let me tell you, it is something else to see your book on a shelf in a REAL STORE. There's nothing like it!
Hubby and I left extra early, just in case and got there with three hours to spare. So I took him in Whole Foods (He'd never been in one!?! This was something that had to be rectified. I love the bulk section!) and got him sushi for lunch. I did not eat. He couldn't understand how I didn't eat anything until well AFTER the event. Like, around 5. I prefer to keep food IN my stomach. That's why. lol
But I shouldn't have been nervous! We walked up, and first thing I noticed is that there was a sign in the window, complete with some of the books, including mine!
I only signed one book - to the young lady, thank you for being the first book I've ever signed!
The whole experience was very cool, I met some amazing authors who I hope to get to know better, and I got some good ideas for the future. I can't wait to do something like this again!
I've included some pictures below of the actual panel. Click to see them in all their glory! (Hubs took them so they are mostly of me.) The other authors who were at the panel included: Nicole Conway, Pab Sungenis, Vicki L. Weavil, Brynn Chapman, Jen McConnel, and Leigh Statham.