There’s nothing quite like seeing old friends and enjoying some time together! That’s what my latest book signing was all about. Thursday evening after work at my publicist ‘s (my sister) apartment in Huntersville, North Carolina I held a book signing where those in attendance were mostly friends from the nuclear power plant where I used to work. I also made some new friends and got to hug some of my “old” ones. It was truly a bittersweet night as they shared their excitement about PESCADERO CREEK and we reminisced about my days at the plant with them. I was definitely blessed to have worked with such wonderful people and I am very happy that they are supporting me in this new path which I am galloping down.
Some of those in attendance knew that I had been jotting down ideas on “post it” notes while I was working the night shift and had developed a story which would be, at that time, my first vampire novel. But as everyone knows by now, that changed. I was honored that so many came to pick up a signed copy of “PC” and I am anxiously waiting to hear how everyone liked it. Thanks to you all who came, it was great to see you again!
I also made some new friends that evening and was paid one of the highest compliments I could ever receive. I met someone who said that PESCADERO CREEK and my style of writing reminded her of an author she used to read in college. That author was Kathleen Woodiwiss who just happens to be my favorite novelist. Thank you, Gayla for the major compliment. You made my whole evening and it was very nice to meet you. I held that woman in high esteem but unfortunately Kathleen is no longer with us. She passed away from cancer a few years ago. I was very saddened by the news when I read about it but her memory is alive and well in me and I will continue to read her books over and over again. If you love historical romances, she is the queen! She has been one of my biggest inspirations.
The guests were awesome, the food was delicious and the wine was plentiful. I wish all of you could have been there. Thank you Mary McIntosh (PESCADERO CREEK) and Krista Brady for your hospitality and my son Michael Ray (UNDERCOVER) who helped set up and picked up some amazing wine for us to enjoy. For those of you who are just starting out with your books and are having a difficult time setting up book signings, remember you don’t have to always hold them in a book store! Libraries, the homes of friends, restaurants, local book clubs, and even bakeries (!) make great places to have your signings.
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UNDERCOVER, the second in the PESCADERO CREEK SERIES is coming along. I am now 305 pages strong and am working diligently to finish it! Look for a teaser excerpt in my next blog!