Well, it’s official! I had my first library book signing yesterday evening. It was a great experience and encouraging to have, among the group, a couple of teenagers. One of them was a 15 year old girl interested in writing. As I looked at her, it was amazing to think that I was about her age when I began writing A Light in Bailey’s Harbor. Time sure does fly!
I’m thankful for my family who came and supported me, husband who herded the kiddos, and for 2 wonderful surprise guests!
I had just started speaking about my inspiration for writing my novel–how my best friend, Alicia, and her family took our family on a trip to Bailey’s Harbor, WI, where I fell in love with Cana Island Lighthouse. Just at that moment, Alicia and her mom (Mama Debbie) walked in the back door. I immediately teared up and couldn’t talk for a few minutes (and I’m definitely NOT a pretty crier), but after regaining my composure, I was able to introduce the group to the very people who provided the inspiration for me to write A Light in Bailey’s Harbor.
I’d like to end this short blog by giving a few tips on how to make a book signing more successful:
- Bring a pen. Seriously, I hadn’t even brought a pen to a book signing. So embarrassing! (A big thank you [again] to my dear friend, Alicia, who saved me by having a pen.)
- Bring money to make change–guess that shows how sure I was about selling my books.
- Bring a phone or camera. Neither my husband nor I had brought anything to take pictures. Guess we felt it was a success to just arrive on time with the books and the boys. (Thank you to my mother-in-law and Alicia and Debbie for their pictures.)
Hopefully, there will be more book signings in my future and more books to sign.
One more friendly reminder to please, please review A Light in Bailey’s Harbor on Amazon.com.
1.Just click the “amazon reviews” icon below, and it will take you to Amazon.com.
2. Scroll down to “Write a Customer Review.” Thanks!
Have a wonderful week!