"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!