Last Friday Bob and I went to Galveston for the Texas Author’s book signing. Lovely drive down with lots of bluebonnets, but hard to get pictures when you’re flying by at 75 miles an hour. 😊 Ours in Fort Worth are just beginning to come out, and some in South Texas are already past their prime. The wildflowers along Texas highways are, thanks in large part to Lady Bird Johnson, who made them one of her causes.
You need to have the right attitude about book signings. Don’t go expecting to sell a ton of books. If you don’t sell, you’re not disappointed. If you sell, it’s a lovely surprise. I don’t even take as many books as I did at first. Generally, I take 5 of each title. Well, with 6 books out that makes 30 books, and they weigh a ton. Thank heavens for rolling bags and husbands who help tote.
You need to go to a book signing with the attitude you’ll get to meet a lot of cool people, many of them other authors. Comparing notes on what works and doesn’t is a bonus. People always ask about my Bitty Booklets and where I get them—http://www.ninthmoon.com where Laron Glover does great work. Sometimes I share the info even if they haven’t asked. 🙂
Of course, in Galveston there is great eating, and both nights we had super seafood.
The sounds of the surf and the seagulls surprised me. I’ve gotten used to our serene lake, and our sea birds that are relatively quiet. I’d forgotten how constant the noise is on the coast. On the lake, we get the noise and waves when the wind picks up or when we have storms, but the coast is constant
At this point the next book signing, another one sponsored by Texas Authors, will be on June 9 in Wimberly, Texas. It’s possible I’ll have one of my own between now and then, but it’s so much easier to go to one put together by someone else.
I really appreciated Bob’s help. We’ll take Charley next time, though I was excited to see him playing with other little pups at the Spa Paws Hotel where he stayed while we were gone.
What do you do with your fur babies when you go out of town? Do you take them to the Vet, a place like the Hotel? Do you get a house/pet sitter?
I hope for those of you celebrating Passover or Easter that you find a spiritual blessing.
For those of you who tried to get a FREE copy of Lone Star Love, An Anthology and weren’t able to here is the correct link with my story “The Major and Her Colonel.”
Love to hear from you.