In May I had my first book signing for my debut novel, Under This Same Sky. What a blessing it was to have so many family, friends, and individuals from the community make the effort to come show their support and encourage me along this new venture of becoming a published author.
I began the day with 32 books and hopeful expectations. The Lord exceeded those expectations by blessing me with a sell-out crowd and nearly a dozen more on a waiting list, all eager to read my novel!
SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT I’D DO!
I never dreamed anyone would ever want my autograph. What a strange, wonderful feeling it gave me to see people lined up waiting for me to pen a short personal message in each copy. My favorite memory of this came wrapped in the package of a young girl whom I’d never met. Follow this link to read the story behind My Favorite Book Signing Moment. It’s a special memory I won’t soon forget.
READING A SEGMENT OF UNDER THIS SAME SKY
Another highlight (and also the most nerve-wracking moment of the signing) was when I read a short excerpt from Under This Same Sky. I had set aside a time to do this but nearly forgot it entirely until my sister indicated there were those staying just for that purpose. So, setting my nerves aside, I opened one of my books and shared a segment of it with the folks who’d stayed.
What a blessing it was to share that moment with a roomful of people, many of which had known me since childhood. Others I had worked with or been in contact with at some point in my life. What a gift God gave me in this special occasion.
I hope you enjoyed sharing these memories with me as well. If you’d like to learn more about Under This Same Sky, I hope you’ll explore the Book Page of this site as well as my FB Author Page and Amazon where it is available in both e-book and print versions.
God bless you for stopping by. Feel free to leave your thoughts!