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My first book signing!

Today was my first book signing. I prepared myself for sitting at a table, being bored out of my mind, and looking like the last girl left waiting for a dance at the prom. At best, I figured I was at a bookstore, so I could read my way through the three hours. At worst, well, there is no worst if you’re in a bookstore and you love to read.

Right as I finished setting up, someone walked up to my table. After buying a book, we chatted for a while, and she went on her way. Before she left, the next couple showed up, and it really kicked off from there. Some of the wonderful people I knew, and I felt so grateful that they came out of support me. Others read an article in the newspaper about my book launch a couple days ago, and I was really thankful for that, as well.

My favorite was when a young girl came in with her mother, looked around and asked where the author was and I got to say I was the author. It was a pretty cool moment, even though she looked surprised, lol. I guess I don’t blame her. Most authors probably don’t attend their own book signings in a green tye dye shirt, brown pants, and moccasins. Hey, it was comfortable.

The coolest part of it was getting to talk to people. The book store I was at had these awesome comfy chairs so we sat there and chatted for awhile about books, life, and everything else. I ended the evening with a wonderful chat with a couple of my writing club friends. They have a book on poetry with photography coming out soon and I can’t wait to read it!

Over all, I was in awe that so many people showed up and supported me. It was a truly humbling experience and I can’t wait to do it again!

Another awesome review!

Random Musings of a Curious Mind just posted an awesome review for First! Check it out and don’t forget to enter the contest underneath it!

A new review and a guest blog post

Today, Lissette E. Manning reviewed First on her blog- Check it out! I was also invited to write a guest post for My Book and my Coffee. You can find that here.

Guest Blog post on Becky’s Barmy Book Blog

Today, I wrote a guest blog post for Becky’s Barmy Book Blog that discusses falling in love… with your characters. Check it out!

Reviews are in from BigAl’s Books and Pals and The Solitary Bookworm

I’m feeling very grateful for all the reviews and opportunities for author interviews and guest blog posts. Please check out my two newest reviews at BigAl’s Books and Pals and The Solitary Bookworm!

A Knife and Quill guest blog post

Recently, the wonderful people of A Knife and Quill offered to let me write a guest post for their blog. My post is on the birth of an idea. Check it out!

Full steam ahead!

One week after First‘s publication date, the blog tour is going great! Today, we have a great review from Reading Renee (thanks Renee!), and a guest post on To Read or Not To Read.

Another review!

Today we got another great review from A Bit of Dash. Thanks Natasha!

Blog tour!

Yesterday, we kicked off my blog tour with a character interview at Laurie’s Non-paranormal Thoughts and Reviews. Today, we got an awesome review from The Coffee Pot and another great interview at IndieView.

Check out the upcoming events link on the right to find out where we’ll be tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

I can’t believe it’s finally here. The day I’ve been waiting for for so long, part of me never thought it’d actually happen. No, it’s not the last day of school, though that’ll be nice, too. It’s the day First comes out in print and online. For tomorrow only, the Kindle version will be on sale for 2.99, so if you’re so inclined, be sure to purchase your copy then!

I know I’m a slacker, but here’s a picture of the print version of First .

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