Not to bore you out of your gourd with more book things, but this is such a crazy learning experience for me and I have such good news! Writing a book is totally different from marketing and selling a book. A publisher only does so much and I have to do the rest, which of course makes me sad because I thought I would be lounging around in France and eating chocolates while the royalty checks rolled in. – (and anyone who has ever written a book in the past 10 years is rolling on the floor with laughter – unless their name is Fannie Flagg!).
**Update: Just today on sweetie-pie Rhoda’s blog, Southern Hospitality, she’s giving away a copy of my book for someone who leaves a comment on her blog! Visit her and enter HERE.
So . . . I’ve been getting HUGE response from my dear readers in Brimingham who want a book signing, and because of the Christmas holidays, it has been terribly hard to schedule . . . until, fabulous Barnes and Noble at The Summit agreed to host me on Saturday, February 17th beginning at 11am! Barnes and Noble is HUGE and it’s a major, exciting, jumping up and down kind of excitement for me to be in their beautiful store!
Now, at most signings, they only want you to come if you are buying a book, but I know many of you in Birmingham already received the book from Santa, and many of you know me from just my column, but I want you all to know, everyone is invited! Even if you already have the book and want me to sign it, I’m sure there are a billion other things you can look at inside Barnes and Noble and they’ll be cool with you coming to say hello.
If you are in the Birmingham area or know someone there, please come by for the fun on the 17th . I’ve already called my college boy there and told him he has to attend. He was in a car full of kids who just went to a movie, and they all screamed into the phone that they’d be there. Instant fun!
Thank you to Barnes and Noble at The Summit and thanks to all of you for spreading the word! Hope to see you there!
(And hold on Huntsville and other towns, I’ll be adding you soon).
Wow Leslie Anne, that is great!!! Naturally I will be on the opposite end of the state that day and won’t be able to come, #%*! I hope you have a grand turnout and a ton of fun!!!
AAagghh! We’ll get it right one day and meet up!
OH FINALLY! I’m making my calendar and I can not wait to see you in all your glory! Congrats on the success of your book………..
Thank you Emily! I’m so happy you’ll be able to come! Now, let’s pray there’s no snow storm that weekend! It’s supposed to snow/flurry/ice here in Fairhope tonight! What’s going on?
Snowing and freezing cold, stay off the roads weather………Hot chocolate and reading weather………
That’s the truth!
Woo hoo! Look at Birmingham. Here she comes!
Fun! My cousin lives there so it will be fun to see her too!
I got a copy for Christmas. It came from BooksAMillion in B’ham! You’re off and sailing! Congrats!
I’m so glad you got a copy, but i didn’t even know the book was in Booksamillion! I’ll have to check on that. Sure would be nice! Thank you.
With bells on! I shall be there.
So excited to see you!
So happy for you!! The Vulcan is smiling in anticipation of your arrival!
Now, that Vulcan’s a strong man! Can’t wait to see him!
That is so exciting! I will do my very best to be there. I would love to finally meet you.
That would be so fun!
Have I missed you at Page & Pallet in Fairhope?
I’m there all the time for coffee, but if you mean for a signing, then yes, I’ve already had a few of those at Page and Palette. The opening night book release party was in November and it was AMAZING! I should be back to sign again there during the Arts and Crafts Festival in March – around the weekend of the 17th.