My second signing has come and gone and I miss it already!!
What I love about signings is having the opportunity to meet readers and other authors. If I were to take a personality test (which I have; hello, psych major here!), it would tell you that I’m about 50/50 introverted/extroverted. I translate that to mean that while I love chilling in my house reading or writing, I also love interacting with people, especially those with common interests. A book convention? It’s the best of both worlds for me, and probably to others as well as I bet there are a lot of other bookworms like myself who are introverted and would rather be at home reading, unless they have someone who gets it to chat with.
So I had a great time and met lots of great people. I loved being able to put actual faces to the names I’ve chatted with on Facebook, too. I met, in person, three of the people who are putting on three future events I’m attending, and that was really neat. I also met a few readers I know from FB as well. I think I said this in my last signing recap post, but having everything happen in person makes things so much more real! I love it.
My husband, Brad, got to attend this signing with me. He went with me to Sassy in Savannah back in October (I went as a reader) and I think he was mildly terrified of the book world. But he wanted to support me and see me in action, so-to-speak, so he bucked up and came. We set up at the venue Friday night and met a few people. We hit it off with Harper Sloane and Felicia Lynn (their tables were right beside mine) off the bat due to Pokemon Go. I don’t think I need to elaborate on that. 😉 And I got to meet author AF Crowell and MJ Carnal, too.
The day of the signing was long, but it was fun. I got to chat with author Rie Warren, who was seated sort of across from me. I met another FB friend and blogger, Kim. I also got to meet Stephanie from Stephanie’s Book Reports. Steffy Rogers was seated across from me and I enjoyed chatting with her.
Unfortunately I didn’t make it around to all the tables as I would have liked. The signing room was very large, so I was afraid if I went to the other side of the room, I’d miss a reader who stopped by to visit me, and I was there for the readers, not to indulge my own fangirling. So I’m a little bummed about that, but I’ll live. My goal for the next signing is to try to make it around to see everyone, maybe during set-up or something.
All in all, it was a great day. Sheraka and Jessica from Crazy and Chaotic Book Babes did a great job organizing the event. I also got some fun ideas from other authors of things to do at future events.
Next stop: Carolina Book Fest in Charlotte, NC. I am glad for the few months of reprieve, but I’m already excited for it. I can’t wait to meet more readers!