Saturday, April 06, 2013

Signing Books

I signed books today in south Alabama. I normally wag boxes of books and all the "stuff" I need for a signing.  It often takes at least three trips to get everything onboard.
Jilda suggested that I pack the stuff in my suitcase. Hmmmm, I thought. I can't believe that hadn't occurred to me.
At any rate, I packed the books, stands, pictures, and promo stuff in my bag and wheeled it out to the car like a veteran traveler.
When we went into the Arts Center, I had my sunglasses on, and I strolled in with my rolling suitcase
in toe. I felt like an elderly rock star :)
The event was well publicized, but for whatever reason, not a lot of people came. Jilda and I both used the time constructively by visiting with all the other writers there. If you're willing to listen, you can hear some amazing stories. I learned some things today.
By the time we arrived home this evening, both of us were whupped. Jilda went straight to her bathroom and put on her fuzzy pajamas.
I stepped down the the field and tossed out a scoop of corn for the deer, and when I got back home I put on my PJ's too. It wasn't 6 p.m. It will be an early night tonight. 


  1. Sometimes no matter how well publicized something is there is just not much "traffic". At least you were able to visit with some other like-minded people. Hope you get a good nights sleep- xo Diana

    1. That's the way it works sometimes, but we don't get worked up because you always run into interesting people.

  2. What type of event were you two attending ? A convention, book signing ? Sounds interesting. Did it go well, promoting your book-wise ? I've always had the impression that book signings were kind of slow in the first place. Glad you had a good time.

    1. Hey Michael, it was an author's day event put on by one of the arts associations in Weogufka, Alabama.
      We've signed books at local libraries, and also at the mall.
      If you do one, make sure you send a note to the local paper. Do yourself a favor and make the blurb for the editor. I always send a photo, a bio, what the books is about, and links to my online presence so that they can find out more if they choose to run the piece.

  3. Some of my best signings have been with small crowds. It gives me a lot more time to interact.

  4. You wrote "a sighing" -- a telling mistake perhaps since you're worn out.


    1. That's funny Janie. I was whupped. Thanks for pointing it out. I fixed it.


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