So I released my first book, Love in All the Wrong Places, almost two weeks ago and I’m still pinching myself to make sure it really happened! But I am so excited to have finally finished and published something, and I am already working on book 2. Even if I never write another word, I can take pride in the fact that I published a book. Me! And so far, the feedback has been very positive, for the most part. Now it’s just a matter of getting the word out there and convincing people to give my book a chance. If you are interested in reading about what the online dating world is like and how much fun/trouble a young woman living in L.A. can get herself into using the Craigslist personal ads, then you should definitely check out my book! And leave me a review on Goodreads and wherever you got my book. Muah!
So this past Saturday, I got to attend my very first Authors Signing, but as a volunteer and total fangirl! This was such a cool, surreal experience for me. I got to meet some of the best in the indie book biz! Colleen Hoover, SC Stephens, Jillian Dodd, Abbi Glines, Cora Carmack and Molly McAdams were all there, as well as several others — some whom I have heard of before, and some new names as well. I was totally geeking out getting to assist SC Stephens at her table. Let me just say, she is such a total sweetheart. I LOVE her! I, of course, had to pick her brain a bit and ask for advice on what to make sure I took with me to my first Authors Signing (as an author), which is going to be at SFINE in San Francisco on June 15th. I will make sure I have black and silver sharpies and several pens (she ran out of ink on about 4 pens at the signing), sticky notes, swag, and SNACKS! I luckily had brought some Teriyaki Beef Jerky with me, which I was more than happy to share with her and she loved it.
And if it wasn’t cool enough that I got to meet new friends and get books signed and pictures taken with some of my idols, I actually got asked for my own autograph and pictures to be taken with a few readers! I was so not expecting that, but it was the BEST FEELING EVER! And my book hasn’t even released, yet! Mad props to all the fans who came out — there were people waiting in line for 3 to 4 hours, just for a chance to meet their favorite authors. We are nothing without you, so THANK YOU for your love and support!
with Colleen Hoover
with SC Stephens
with Jillian Dodd
with Abbi Glines
with Molly McAdams
with Kimi Flores
with Melissa Rodriguez (a fellow volunteer and all around cool chick!)
Ena Burnette from Swoonworthy Books with SC Stephens
A fellow volunteer brought these by — Brandelyn Harris makes these! I’m getting one of the “Will Sing for Sex” glasses made for me!
the other side of the wine glasses
Started collecting autographs on my Kindle cover
the books I got autographed!