Talk about nerves…
I was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Middle Georgia Book Festival at the Between Friends Coffee Shop this past weekend. Talk about exciting!!! Who wouldn’t want to do a book signing in an author themed coffee shop?
Rewind to the initial invite. I was on vacation when the e-mail came through and I happily accepted. Then an hour later I was like, “Wait! Isn’t my youngest son getting married that weekend?”
After a quick calendar search, I saw they were marrying the weekend before. Whew. I could still do this.
Then reality hit. There is a lot happening when a kid gets married AND when you plan for a book signing. Lots of people staying at the house. Lots of coordinating happening. Lots of books to get shipped in. Oh, and don’t forget the signing pens. :) And the rain forecast…
Regardless of the craziness, it all came together beautifully.
I was able to get print copies of In My Wildest Dreams and Part One of Drool Worthy. Then I was over-the-moon happy when my copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul - It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas came in featuring one of my short stories, Who Knew?. So I had THREE books there to sign.
There were approximately sixteen different authors signing. Knowing the size of the shop, I wondered how they were going to fit us all in.
But they definitely made it happen.
I brought along some of my favorite people to help me out (only person missing was our oldest son who had to work that day).
We even got Grandma in the mix.
And Youngest and his new bride (and my awesome assistant).
Then there were the amazing Middle Georgia Indie Authors.
Regardless of the crazy downpour, we had a bunch of people pack into that small coffee shop. It was very cool. And I can’t thank the many friends and family members who braved the rain to support me. You are all are simply amazing.
I can’t sign off without sharing our ATTEMPT at a family celebratory after-signing selfie.
We all had a great time and I am definitely looking forward to doing this again next year. :) :) :)