The cutest agent, with the cutest editor, with the cutest bookstand EVER.
I may be biased, though.
So, yesterday was kind of a big day.
Flowers brought on the backs of winged gremlins straight from England, courtesy of Whirlochre. Closest I came to crying all day. Whirl's just mean like that.
But...guess what huge, unbelievable news I have today??
Whew. Good thing, too. All that excitement is kind of exhausting. And when you start dreaming that you are at a signing and people ask you for book recommendations and you can't remember the names of any books you've ever read and you PANIC, well then, it's probably time to chill out.
Last night's signing was amazing. Such a great turnout, and Connie, the organizer for the Oceanside Barnes and Noble, is ridiculously wonderful. Just look at this:
With my gorgeous sisters-in-law, in front of my gorgeous display. Seriously, it was AMAZING.
In the next two-and-a-half hours, all those books except about a dozen would be gone.
There were already fights starting over that poster. Which I understand--dude, I want it.
Then, of course, there were all of the amazing people who came to the reading/signing. This is Jessica Love, a YA writer/teacher/pink-hair-stripe-rocking-hotty.
And finally, the woman who made the whole event: Connie. Who is amazing. Not pictured is Beth, a local teacher who brought in students and who said such amazingly nice things about Paranormalcy I might have to hire her to come to ALL of my signings and talk me up.
I was nervous to do a signing all by myself, since the only ones I've ever been to had at least two authors. Fortunately I am a very good talker (talktalktalktalktalk I like to talk), and managed to talk for a while, read a passage, and answer a few questions. I hope it was fun for people who came--I certainly had a wonderful time!
And what's interesting is that after signing just over 100 books, my hand didn't hurt--it was my back that was killing me! Still, definitely worth a little pain to get to sign books and talk to readers on my release day.
Today? Cupcakes, carne asada french fries, and the surprisingly wonderful relief of knowing that Paranormalcy isn't mine anymore.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
And this, my friends, is a very happy Kiersten.
Wish you had been there.