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Friday, August 6, 2010

My first book signing

Today was magical! I couldn't have dreamed up a better book signing, either. Well...I could, but then I'd be skinny. hahaha  Anyway, I went to South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, today for the annual book seller's conference. There were tons of booths, and many book sellers and other people who were somehow involved in a store. Since I didn't see my publisher's booth (or the distributing company) right away, I walked up and down the booths trying to find it. Then I saw in big letters "Brigham Distributing" and I knew I was there. Their booth wall looked like a book shelf because of the serveral books being displayed, but then right smack in the middle - all in lights (and no, I'm not kidding!) - was a huge display of my book, Winning Mr. Wrong.


I squealed with excitement and slapped my daughter's shoulder to get her attention and showed her.  Then I saw my book on the little shelf (see off to the right of the big picture) and I squealed some more. I didn't care if I drew attention to myself. I was excited to see my print book. FINALLY!!  As soon as my Editor and the Marketing Director showed up, I took a seat at the little table and started signing - very surprised to see that I had a line of people waiting!!


What excited me even more was when people told me they'd read about my book in a magazine and couldn't wait to get a copy. Then to have one of them want to take their picture with me.... WOW!  What a thrill that was!

My publisher had a box full of my books. I'm not sure if it was 48 or 50, but I sold nearly every one of them!!! Never in my life had I felt like an author and to think this is just the beginning! (grins)

You can't tell I'm excited, can you?


Here is a pic with me and my Editor, Linda.


And this is the wonderful Marketing Director and Cover Artist - Amy.

THANK YOU WALNUT SPRINGS PRESS FOR MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE!

P.S....your book store can order my book now. (grins)



19 comments:

Rayka Mennen said...

Yeah Marie. I am so excited for you. Congrats and here's to many more book-signings and book sales.

Teri "Fiberdrunk" said...

That is so cool! What a dream come true!

Zach and Sarah Baker said...

Congratulations, Marie! Sounds like a huge success. Hope this is the first of many. :)

Sarah

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks Rayka - YOU are the one who told me about this publisher, remember? lol

Thanks Teri - it's definitely a dream come true.

And yes, Sarah - this is the first of MANY!!! I have soooo many books and so little time... lol

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

What a wonderful first signing....congrats! Wow, that was a fast turn around on your book, too! Seems just last month you told us you'd sold!

Mr. Campbell said...

Way to go Sis! Good job! We can't wait to read it.

Catherine Gayle said...

Congratulations, Marie! I'm excited for you. Looks like you had a blast.

Melissa Dawn Harte said...

Omg Marie! I'm so excited for you! You've come a long way baby! Woo hoo! Congrats girl!

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks Anna-Kathryn! It was a quick turn around. I signed a contract for a different book in May, yet in the middle of June was when they decided to go with Winning Mr Wrong for my first story. And now...it's here!!

Thanks, Mike. I'm still waiting to hear from you and Bev about the book signing in Tooele.

And Catherine - I did have a blast!

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks, Melissa! Yeah, I did come a long way, huh? lol Love ya, woman!

Ginger Simpson said...

How awesome for you. If I didn't love you, I'd have to hate you for living my dream. :) I told you good things come to those who wait and keep trying. You proved me right.

Love ya gal!

Connie Babe said...

ah man! i'm here in salt lake...when are your future book signings?

i'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

love you...seriously...grinning here...

Diane M. Wylie said...

Congratulations, Marie! You deserve this!

Marie Higgins said...

Ginger, you're too sweet! I love you, too, and I'm so happy you don't hate me. I've definitely waited and did whatever I had to in order to make this possible.

Connie, I'll have a signing in SLC, I promise!

Thanks you, Diane. After all these years...I hope I deserve this. lol

Melissa Blue said...

WOW!!!! That is soooo exciting! Congrats.

Melissa

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks, Melissa hun!

Mrs Wix said...

I am so happy for you. You look beautiful - you are just glowing with joy - I can hardly tell you were having fun. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited to say I knew you when...

hotcha12 said...

HI MARIE! I'M EXCITED FOR YOU AND WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK WITH FUTURE SALES! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT.

Anonymous said...

Marie, thank you for sharing your super mega day! You looked radient and everyone was happy. Lovely day and I enjoyed looking at all the great pictures. This was the first of many for you I am sure.
Betty Womack