Avoid book signing with an ax murderer.
On Feb 28, 2012 - I had the great opportunity to meet Quinn Loftis, Jaz Primo and Janice Grove. Quinn and I spent most of the afternoon together and then she admitted her husband was slightly worried that I could be an ax murderer. I mean sure we've never really met in person...but we've talked on the phone, we've texted...and honestly I never put her in my possible 'ax murderer' online friends. I've thought about the risks that we made... I mean, sure we don't have publicist that actually set things up and I could have lied about the situation with the bookstore. I'm very happy I passed the test... it would have been hard to put that on my resume. Just sayin'. I won't mention that I went to her hotel room and changed clothes... not in front of her or anything, sheesh - give me credit.
What did I learn about the signing - well... if there is a fireplace, ask the store to turn it off HOURS prior to setting you directly in front of it....on a 75 degree day. Make sure you have signs and set them up. I saw Jaz brought some book stands.... good idea! I'm buying some this weekend. If you order a sign as large as mine, make sure you have a large car or truck. It isn't fun worrying about being decapitated while driving down the road with a sign at the back of your neck.
It was incredibly fun seeing all of my family and friends that I haven't seen in years. I hope they all had a chance to talk with the other authors (I come from a large family and I've been gone 9 years). I hope everyone had fun.
The Light Tamer is coming along well, but I think it will be delayed by two weeks. I'm looking for TEN BETA readers between the ages of 12-18, hopefully female. Email me if you're interested. firstname.lastname@example.org