Okay, so these aren’t the most flattering photos, but they are pretty darn funny.
They were shot during my reading and signing at Tolland Public Library in Connecticut last week. Many thanks to Kate Farrish for organizing.
It was a lovely event, lots of nice readers (phew) and a lively discussion. Those of you contemplating your first reading/signing events should know this: People are really nice at these things. No kidding. They’re there because they’re interested in writing and stories…and in your work! Many know how difficult the process is and admire your persistence and dedication.
The audience also seems to know when you’re bluffing and when you’re speaking from the heart. I received a few comments afterwards on how much audience members appreciated my warm and candid comments. THAT was nice to hear.
Questions I received touched on my writing process, how I got the idea for this book, what I’m working on now (a new novel) and how tough it is to break into publishing today. I answered as best I could, no whitewashing, just telling it like is. And that was the most fun of all.
I’ve added captions to these photos, illustrating a little—just a little—of what was running through my mind…
Will anyone show up?
Hope the hands make me look like I know what I’m talking about.
They’re nodding and smiling. Maybe I should say that again.
You’re going to give me money?