So yesterday's book signing was, in a word, phenomenal.
I walked in at 6:00 PM on the dot (I usually strive to be 10 minutes early but got caught up in the usual Friday traffic snarl--I curse you 5 freeway!) and what I saw left me completely gobsmacked!!
There was a line!!
A big, huge, line that wrapped around all the way to the Starbucks!
And from what I heard, people started forming that line an hour before the event, and the line kept replenishing for well over an hour!! The last time I had a line like that was at an ALA conference, though I should mention that the books I was signing were also being given away for free. Free books tend to attract a crowd. But that was not the case last night. Nope. You guys came out from all over the place, one woman even took the day off work so she could drive the three and a half hours from Ventura to Orange just to have her copies of EVERMORE & BLUE MOON signed!! To say I was touched is putting it mildly. The Frenetic Reader was there, along with Amaze of Books, and a couple more of their blogger friends, and I had such a blast signing books for an hour and a half straight and talking with all of you--I swear I have the best readers an author could ask for!
And, if that wasn't enough, I also got a nice mention in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle (yup, yesterday was a great day!), you can see it HERE.
But maybe it's best summed up HERE.
Okay, back to work on UNTITLED IMMORTALS #4 (yup, still calling it that!)!
Have a great day everyone!