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!