"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." ~Bobby Unser
Two more book signings for My Mom is My Hero this past weekend, and while I'm tired now, I gained a couple of valuable insights:
1. Networking is key (like we didn't know this already??) At the signing Friday night, I discovered that the manager of that particular Waldenbooks is a huge romance fan. Not only did she introduce me to a fellow fantasy author who haunts their bookstore, she invited me back for a signing of my own books, later this summer!
2. Meeting fellow authors is a great way to spend an afternoon. Saturday I signed with a guy who had a story published in the Mom book as well. Not only are we both writers, we're both public school English teachers, so needless to say, we had a lot to talk about. It's always fun and refreshing to talk to someone else who's trying to balance grading papers with fleshing out a storyline. (And we're good-looking besides, right??)