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First book signing!

Thank you Waucoma Bookstore and the Columbia Arts Center for hosting my first book signing! It was so fun ordering the big pile of books, having cards printed, and then a last-minute shopping trip for butterfly paraphernalia. My daughter set up my display while I drove around the block praying for a parking spot in the pouring rain. I made it back just in time–if a little damp–and sat down next to my fellow author, Stephen Holgate, who was really entertaining. He chatted easily about his book with everyone who stopped by, while I struggled to do the same. Somehow sitting behind that table with a stack of my books in front of me felt very much like a lemonade stand of my youth. Bless my sweet friends who eased the social awkwardness by stopping by and letting me forget what I was doing for a bit!

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Today is a good day :)

Sometimes discouragement gets the better of you as a writer, but today is a good day. The local book store and arts center requested a picture of my book cover and me to start advertising their Literary Festival/book signing, I have new reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and the delightful Ash the Bookworm just designated Elissa Blue as the most beautiful book cover (https://ashthebookworm.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/beautiful-book-covers-tag/). 😀 This trifecta of good news comes at the perfect time as I’ve been feeling anxious about not having book two finished yet, and even had stress dreams last night about it. I thought summer was going to afford me multiple writing hours a day, but it just hasn’t happened. I need to start sleeping less (3 hours a night is plenty, right?) or invent time travel so I can still publish the second book in December. But I will not worry about that now, because today is a good day.

P.S. Forever thanks to Julie Jentzsch for this amazing cover. Your beautiful art gave me the courage to publish.

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Local Bookstore Debut!

Waucoma Bookstore asked me to come in and sign my book today! (Cue giddy happy dance!) It was so odd to take a book off the display, write in it, and then put it back on the shelf with the approval of the store. 😮 I almost expected the clerk to glare and say: “You wrote in it, you bought it.” But she smiled and put a sticker on the front that said it had been signed by the author. It was surreal and delightful. Now I just want to go back and look at it…lots.  How many times do you think I can stop by to “visit” my book before it gets weird? One? Luckily I took a picture. 😀

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