It’s that time of year!!
You know - BOOK SIGNINGS!!
Oh how I love them. It amazes me how much fun I have and what I learn from going to each one. First, I get to meet some of my favorite authors. Sometimes, I get to see some very hot guys (not that I’m looking – happily married here!). But, my absolute favorite is finding new authors, discovering new books, and meeting new friends.
That’s what a book signing is all about.
You may ask yourself, “Will anyone even stop at my table?” “What do I even say to them?”
Well, let me tell you – from a book signing veteran (5 years straight) and an avid reader (what can I say, I’m addicted) – WE WILL STOP AT YOUR TABLE!! And just be you!
I go home and begin looking through all of the "goodies". I'm like a kid at Halloween! For the next week or so, I'm online at Goodreads reading the synopsis for all of the new books I've been introduced to.
Don’t get stressed out! An event is supposed to be fun. I’ve been to events where people get so mad at the least little things – standing in long lines, contests ending too soon, or even the author they want to see not being there. Things happen.
Take a deep breath and go to the next table, talk to someone behind you, find a table with a short line - you may discover an author you never would have otherwise.
WATER! You heard me! WATER! Events tend to get crowded - Crowded means hot - Hot means tempers can flare.
Keep yourself hydrated! I'm very serious - Bring crackers, a candy bar, or granola bar - and a BIG bottle of WATER. You'll thank me for it!
DISCOVER A NEW AUTHOR
READ A NEW BOOK
AND MEET NEW FRIENDS!