Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

Update on yesterday's signing:

The Spotty Dog is a charming little bookstore with a bar inside. They have some great local beers on tap (which they gave us for free...I felt a little like a celebrity!). It's located inside a historic, refurbished firehouse and owned by this very cool 30-something woman who left corporate America to follow her real dream. Here she is with her 2 bartenders:

They set up a great location for us at the front of the store:

And they had a nice little crowd for their Mother's Day Girls' Night Out. I did actually sell 2 copies of One Night in Boston - and got to sign them ~ what a thrill!! Here's a picture of some of us who were there:

I also met another [hugely successful] Samhain author (who doesn't do pictures, so she isn't in the photo), and it was really nice to talk to her about marketing, promoting, etc. Her #1 piece of advice? Be a prolific writer. Every time you publish a book, new readers find it, which means new readers are also then finding your backlist (all the books you've published previously). Do promotions, do signings, do networking, but WRITE above all. Good reminder...


Finally, to all mothers out there (most especially my own!), here are wishes for a very happy Mother's Day. Thanks for all that you do!


Diane Craver said...

Thanks for blogging about your experience. Very cool and congrats on selling your books and getting to sign them. I'm sure this is just the beginning of a very successful writing career.

Dru said...

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and congrats on selling two books at the signing.

Have a good day!

Devon Gray said...

Sounds like you had a blast! What a cool store. I wish we had one like it in the Atlanta area!

windycindy said...

Sounds like your book signing was fun and went well! I wish you much future success and happiness. Isn't this lady really funny?! I have seen this trailer and I still laugh at her song! Have a lovely day.....Cindi