These are exciting times.
So without much further ado, let me tell you the excitement of signing my book (well, advance reader’s copies…but still. Signing! MY book!!). Let’s just refresh our memories a bit, shall we? The Sourcebooks (my publisher) exhibit looked like this:
What? You think there was more to the exhibit than my book? Fine. It looked like this:
And I signed here:
And people actually stood in line for the book!
(Look…they’re holding my book!!)
I was, as you can probably tell, giddy. And all 200 books were gone in 35 minutes (most of them signed by me, but not all…some folks just want the book and want to move on to the next booth). 35 minutes! Not even the entire hour I was supposed to be signing! (So now I know…I can take a little longer chatting with folks). Extra fun was the number of people who showed me cell phone photos of their own dogs. Some were even beagles! And of course, some were also breast cancer survivors or getting the book for a friend or family member who is or was battling breast cancer. I began to realize the impact the book might have for people, just from this crowd and what they each wanted to chat about. I hope it’s a good impact and makes folks smile, or laugh, or just feel a little bit better somehow. I sure felt great! (Right…it’s not about me. )
But also…I felt exhausted (okay, so it is about me). After the signing Chris and I decided we’d go outside and go for a walk. We walked the High Line and enjoyed this:
Would you be surprised to know we then needed a nap? Yeah, big time. We had to rest up to
get caught in a surprising downpour have dinner at Di Silvano’s restaurant. The food (and the people) were fabulous. But, I’m not gonna lie. This was the whole point of the dinner:
The author of Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto is married to Silvano…the owner of the restaurant.
The next morning we were too tired to do anything but sleep in, pack up, admire all the BEA swag:
and head home to this:
And all was right with the world.