First Book Signing

So, my ebook, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, is available as a paperback, on amazon.com, and I couldn’t be more excited! I managed to sell the downloads necessary for it to become a print on demand, and as if that wasn’t enough, this weekend I attended my first book signing festival at Unionville Winery in Ringoes, NJ.

One week before, my stomach started acting up, my face broke out, and I couldn’t sleep. Jeez, I felt like a sixteen-year-old going on her first date. This festival takes place every fall and it was one of the best I’ve been to in a long time. The owner of the vineyard told us he expected at least 2,000 people, and he wasn’t kidding.

I love to people watch–so sitting at the booth and watching everyone, in all shapes and sizes come together and enjoy different wines, good food and the wonderful fall weather was so much fun for me. As luck would have it, Mother Nature graced us with good weather. Although rain had been predicted, she held off until later that day after we had all packed up and were safely home. The wind gave us a run for our money, but other than that it was all-good. There were dozens of vendors, including crafts, food, and wine : )

A good friend, Linda Parisi, author of sinful suspense, showed up unexpectedly and made my afternoon. My husband, daughter, and one of my best friends came to the festival later in the day, and made the afternoon even more special. After they had been to the wine tasting, they brought over a bottle of wine, an extra glass, a large marguerita pizza, and we spent some time together. Is it just me? Because I think wine makes everything more special : )

I signed with two lovely ladies, Chris Redding, author of romantic suspense, and Helen Henderson, author of science fiction/fantasy/history books, both of whom I would spend the day with again : ) Did I sell dozens of books? No.

But in the end, that didn’t matter, I left with a few Christmas gifts, lots of business cards, and a good feeling. My daughter blamed it on the wine, but I disagree. When you spend an afternoon with people you enjoy and care about—life doesn’t get much better than that!

Cathy

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3 responses to “First Book Signing

  1. It sounds like you had such a lovely time! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. You’re right–that’s what’s most important. :)

  2. Thanks, Jamie. It was awesome …an afternoon I won’t forget : )

  3. wine may help, but it takes more than a bottle (or two ) to make a good day. Companionship is a mainstay and a few sales doesn’t hurt. Glad your first book signing was good. And many you have more more. Helen

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